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In A Crisis, The Last Place You Want To End Up Is At An Over-Crowded Hostpital
With no answers coming up through endless hours of research, one day I stumbled across an article about Romania. It was then that I realized the solution on how to save us from catastrophes like Katrina or a bio-attack was not in our nation, but in poorer countries. Romania is one of the poorest nations in Eastern Europe, and in much worse condition than many African states.
Their entire national health budget is $2.6 billion, which is two times less than John Hopkins' Hospital s budget for in a year! I discovered that quite commonly, Romanian physicians are forced to treat their patients only during day-light hours, due to power and electrical circumstances out of their control.
Worse, patients have access to just $811 worth of treatment. In the U.S., a patient's life is worth more than $8,000, and yet individuals of all ages are saved every year with simple medical techniques and generic drugs. And guess what? They stay alive and healthy. 2 years ago I found a Romanian physician willing to help me. Though he was a general surgeon, he wasn’t your typical first world doctor.
The physician graduated from medical school in Romania, but was trained outside the first world’s comfort zone of endless supplies and technology, where doctors pay out of their own pocket to get medical supplies to treat patients. Then he moved to Germany, one of the world's leaders in medicine.
When I asked him how he managed to keep so many people living without modern medicine and with so little money in Romania, I was shocked by his answer.
The physician revealed to me that…