A visit to a hospital is a whole lot of experience in itself. As a part of the study tour, organized by the school, biology students of class XI and XII went on a field trip on 6TH of September to Billroth Hospital, Shenoy nagar.
A hospital is not one of the nicest places that one is keen on visiting. But without a hospital in town life could sometimes become a nightmare, especially in times of an emergency. A hospital is linked to life saving services, which enables a person to recover from some serious injury or illness. Sometimes situations in life make it essential for us to move into a hospital.
As soon as we entered the hospital we were directed by Dr. Poorna Chandran towards the reception that was centrally air conditioned. The hospital was very clean and maintained well. We were taken to the Auditorium and given a brief introduction about the Billroth Hospital.
On moving round the hospital, We saw the Outdoor Medical Wards, general wards, Emergency ward, Operation Theatre, X-ray room, Lab, Radiology department, etc. The patients at the outdoor wards, get the treatment after a good deal of waiting. Quietness was prevailing in the whole ward. The doctor came on round followed by other staff members. He enquired about the welfare of all the patients one by one and that too very sympathetically and patiently.
At the end of the corridor was the operation theatre. There were big cupboards full of surgical instruments. The preparations for a major operation were being made there. Next to it was an Critical Care Unit. Three heart-patients were being treated there. Then we saw a section of facilities like a pathological laboratory, X-ray machine, CT scan, MRI scan, a machine for sonography and a machine for cardiogram. We were taken to Histopathology department to see the real organs of Human beings such as Intestine, Uterus, Kidney etc.
As a whole, the entire hospital presented a very gloomy look. The plight of the patients and the seriousness of the atmosphere prevailing there touched us deep within. The behavior of doctors and nurses was worthy . They acted most wisely and ably in handling problems of the patients.
The visit to the hospital showed us the reality of life, suffering and pain. We also saw the inner strength of some patients that helped them recover. The visit to the hospital taught us to be brave and strong in life.
When we came out of hospital, we realized that there is a whole lot of difference in the atmosphere that prevails inside and outside the hospital.