Almost a Week in QMMC

Two months ago, Youngest Brother contracted one of the vicious diseases in the Philippines. My brother became ill of dengue fever.

My brother is already out of the hospital and out of danger. However, I can still remember the worry that my parents felt when they discovered my brother's illness. We thought at first that my brother only had the usual fever. The initial medical check-up also showed that he didn't have any grave illness. But after a few days of fever, my parents decided to bring Youngest Brother to Quirino Memorial Medical Center (QMMC).
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QMMC Building


There, my parents discovered that my brother had a dengue fever. Our consolation is that the dengue fever is just starting, which means that he didn't need any blood transfusion. The doctor said that my brother only needed to stay in the hospital for a few days for recovery.

Renting a private room in QMMC is expensive. Our family didn't have enough money to afford such expensive room. Also, we need to spend our money for my brother's medicines and other needs. My parents decided to send my brother to the “charity ward.”
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QMMC Children's Ward
QMMC's children's ward.

The ward is very crowded. It was said that majority of the patients in that ward were victims of dengue. It was the dengue season during the time when my brother got sick.
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Patients in QMMC Childen's Ward
Other patients in QMMC's children's ward.

My brother had to share one hospital bed with two patients. It is a big sacrifice on his part but still he is fortunate because he got a bed. Other patients had no choice but to sit on monobloc chairs.

The stay in the “charity ward” is not free of charge. The hospital bed is for rent. The only benefit on staying in the ward is that my brother became eligible to get assistance from the Department of Social Work.

My brother recovered after staying for almost a week in QMMC. We are so happy that he is out of danger. Our hope is that none of us in the family will suffer another dengue fever.

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Do you or your loved ones experienced dengue fever? Or did you experienced staying in a public hospital? Tell us your experiences by leaving a comment in the comment box below.

16 comments:

  1. thanks god your brother is safe this is why we make sure not even one mosquito can pass to bite my litte brother

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    1. Tama! Each mosquito is a possible carrier of dengue. Better be safe than sorry. Hirap magkasakit ano.

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  2. Oh dear! Glad your brother is ok now. That is why it is good to buy medical insurance - put aside a bit of money for that. I buy...in case I want to go to a private hospital but for government employees/pensioners like me, I can go to the government hospital here - all free. Of course, cannot expect things to be as nice and comfortable as in a private hospital but they are ok too.

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    1. Actually I have medical plan from Philhealth, which I pay for every month. Unfortunately, my brother is not covered by this Philhealth that's why I can't use it to pay for his hospital bills and medicines.

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  3. That was really quite a scare. Good to know he's ok now. =)

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    1. Yeah. Scary indeed! Thank God that nothing worse happened to my brother.

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  4. Buti naman naagapan agad ang sakit ng kapatid mo. Yung cousin ko din kalalabas lang ng hospital. Di nya din sukat akalain na dengue. Buti nagpatingin agad sya kaya naagapan.

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    1. Buti at OK na din ang iyong pinsan. Early detection talaga ang pangontra sa dengue. Kapag sa last stages na ng dengue dinala sa ospital yung pasyente eh mababa na ang pagkakataon na makaligtas.

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    1. Talagang grabe Arvs. Kaya lagi kang mag-ingat. Siguruhing hindi pinamumugaran ng lamok ang inyong lugar.

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  6. naku parekoy, uso talaga ang Dengue ngayong panahon ng tag-ulan. kaya laging mag-ingat. and im glad na magaling na ang utol mo.

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    1. Yup. Yun na nga ginagawa namin. pinapatay namin ang mga lamok na pumapasok sa bahay. Ikaw din mag-ingat sa dengue.

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  7. my oldest son had that. His second attack actually.....

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    1. That's not good. I hope that he will not have a third attack.

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