To start i had a bad hot stone massage , then it turned in to a bad cough and then in a super bad flu .. Now i was determined to find out whats going on after 7 days of illness . ( Since i had massage ) .
Arrived to Hospital in afternoon after 3 pm .
Straight to the receptions that was empty ( no one was waiting ) .
Straight paid fee of 118 000 vnd : about 4 Euro and went up to medical reception . There again no wating and 2 nurses ready to help . One of them took my blood pressure and messured my pulse , gave me a peace of paper and sent me off to the main doctor ..
He was sitting in front of the computer . He was in his 60 ties or so and looked so calm . He talked to my friend in Vietnamese ( Doctors do speak English - but not so well , so my Vietnamese friend helped me out to translate ) .
After a conversation about symptoms and listening to my lungs he sent me off to give blood test .
I was prepared to wait for loonnnggg ...But i was wrong .
Walked up to a little window , paid fee of 118 again for blood test and then to the next room with resit . There was and empty reception to a labratory and free nurses to take my blood .. As soon as i sat in a chair i started to cry.
: Where is my "lollypop " ? i asked after the blood sample was taken , still half crying and alf smiling ...
5 minutes later nurse handed me a big a4 paper with lots of letters and nmbers and said while pointing at it - "virus .. "
Back visit to a doctor and he explained that i have common flu virus and prescribed new medicatin to me ..Whole time i seen him , he did not stand up , and about 60 % of time i was there - he kept typing something up and printing papers .
We walked downstairs to visit in-hospital pharmacy. I was already prepared to pay bunch of money , but 33000 vnd ( 1,5 Euro ) is all i got for 2 different type of medicine covering 3 days .
All this visit from start to end took about 30 minutes . Which is fast for a hospital visit . This hospital is incredily organized and clean . And the best part is - no one is waiting .
Just everyone is really doing what their should do .
Highly recommending ...
Papua New Guinea