Hello there! It's been a while. I just want to ask why doctor's medical inscriptions/writings getting worse day-by-day? Perhaps I got it all wrong. Maybe it's actually not all of them sha, but I ain't playing pranks neither am I poking a trifle at our dokitas. Instead, I desire to inquire whether it's because they're among the league of people who thinks faster than they write ni or not.
It is pertinent and maybe sacrosanct to note that ONLY Pharmacists could decipher virtually all of the dokitas' writings on prescription papers. Dokitas either from Private or Public Hospitals and Clinics would instead of them to 'farabale' and write legibly, the good english that me and you, the common man can read and understand, he would go ahead and write on paper, some drugs with an higgedy-piggedy, k-legged, etchy but sketchily disarranged letters that you'd think even a professor - preferably of English and Linguistics discipline or the Nigerian grammarian, Senator Patrick Obahiagbon - would have a field day trying to figure out the expressional-content of the paper.
I'm almost discerned at the way such instances when a dokita would then intentionally put pen on a prescription paper for only the skilled professionals among pharmacists to read, understand and finally sell out drugs. Maybe the dokitas' do fear the unseen but prevalent circumstances where patients would, instead of visiting a pharmacy that is so within the confinement of the Hospital, persistently go to a nearby roadside or market-side drug seller whose licence to operate was neither originally granted by the Standard Organization of Nigeria, [SON] and registered by the Corporate Affairs Commission, [CAC] nor his goods checked, standardized and approved by the National Association of Foods and Drugs Agency and Control, (NAFDAC). If that's one of the reasons, then it's good but if otherwise, then I ask, "Why Are Doctor's Writings Worse All-day?".
About 2-years ago, while I was in undergoing my diploma, I took ill and went to the School Clinic. I had an appointment with the doctor and upon visitation, he diagnosed me and wrote down some medical jargon's as prescriptions on a small clinic's official piece of paper and I was wowed at what I saw. I couldn't decipher an alphabet there, save for the 'mg' written at the very end of each line. Of course, I'd recognize mg to be milligram.
Upon reaching the clinic's pharmacist, I tendered the paper and I must tell you, the pharmacist just glanced through for about 10secs and viola, she understood. I became blue immediately. As in, I was so so flabbergasted at the pharmacist as she doled out my drugs almost instantly. "So, A Pharmacist is the 'Sole' Interpreter of a dokita's drug prescription?" I asked within.
Then today, while surfing the net, I saw a post by the popular Media Political Analyst, Sir Sunday Akoji of the Ossussu Ministry something that looks so much like a joke or maybe a satire. I was overwhelmed with the rendition that I was moved to juxtapose it with my experiences with the our Nigerian dokitas and I'm sure, you, yes you would be able to answer my status quo question when you catch a glimpe at the satire which goes thus:
______A doctor was giving a speech at a Local Awards Ceremony. He looked at the notes he'd jotted down and didn't understand what he wrote.
"Francis!" the doctor calls out. "Is there a pharmacist in the house?"
It is on this note that I'd ask my fellow colleague one more time that, "Why Are Doctor's Writings Worse All-day?"