12 hours ago

The Secret Stories Behind Kempton Park Haunted Hospital South Africa

Ghosts

Ghost stories, particularly involving old and abandoned hospitals will really scare people, especially those who perceive ghost stories to be real. Kempton Park is just one of the many clinics around the world that are investigated by paranormal agents in order to determine if the ghost stories indeed are true. However, the investigation process yielded not only ghost stories and demonic recordings but secrets, involving doctors and patients as well.

Corruption

After they shut their doors in 1997, when the management declared in 1996 that it was no longer accepting new patients due to severe shortage of medical staff, the local government entered into an agreement to revive it. Unfortunately, there was no legal process involved. In fact, many important people related to the process were not aware that such a thing existed, prompting some local medical board to insinuate that there are malicious practices involved. Since this incident was discovered, there were other alleged corruption practices uncovered.

Wasted Money

The sad reality is that clinics in South Africa are crowded and rehabilitation of this haunted clinic would increase health services to more people. Yet, the government is bent on wasting money. According to estimates, the government is spending at least R1 million to protect idle equipment and facilities worth R10 million. One canimagine the number of patients it will serve should it be reopened.

Why did the Hospital Really Close down?

Until now, no one knows why it was shut down. According to the mayor at that time and Member of Executive Council of Johannesburg, it was closed due to limited use and inappropriate location as Kempton Park was zoned out as a residential area. However, their explanations were not believable as nearby hospitals around the area claimed that they were overloaded with patients; thus, it would have been helpful if this clinic wasn't shut down.

Real Ghosts?

Nope, there were no ghosts yet, but the real ghosts are the misplaced opportunities. There could have been so many things to do when you look around seeing empty beds, idle machines and equipment, incubators and other items that could have been used and saved countless people's lives. These things are reminders of what this hospital was all about (offering basic health services).

Another story is that this infirmary was employing doctors who were not qualified to practice. A case in point for example was Dr. Andre Johannes Esterhuizen, who did not possess the right skills and qualifications yet was able to attend to thousands of patients. It took one brave woman to question his abilities and the resulting investigation afterwards concluded that Dr. Esterhuizen was not a qualified doctor.

Indeed, not only ghost stories pervade this place. It also has numerous secrets so one can conclude that ghost stories were probably concocted to avoid such secrets from being uncovered.

2 days ago

Medicine :: Know your medical equipment

Durable medical equipment refers to any medical home which can be used at home to give a patient a better quality of living without having to visit the hospital time and again. It is most often, a service incorporated in most Med claim policies. It would include health-care technology like iron lungs, catheters, wheelchairs, oxygen tents and hospital beds. However, the efficacy of the term 'wheelchair' depends on issues like the physical and mental health of the patient and may also depend on the whether it is designed according to safety strictures. Such devices may be bought or their services hired for use by the patient. It includes blood testing strips as well as glucose monitors to diagnose whether the patient has Type1 or Type 2 diabetes or even regarding the person's use of insulin.

Durable medical equipment, also known as home medical equipment acquires paramount importance when it is not possible to attend to the patient's treatment at a hospital or private clinic due to financial reasons or even the inability of the patient to travel to a clinic on a regular basis. It may also serve the purpose of supplementary treatment in continuance with the main treatment, for instance that which is of an operative nature administered in a clinic.

The equipment is referred to as durable as it is designed to withstand regular and repeated use in the hands of the patient or a family member often without the observation of a qualified medical professional. Such devices can only be acquired n the basis of prior permission authorized by the doctor as indicated in the doctor's prescription. Purchase should ideally be ideally made from a pharmacy in close proximity to have ready access to replacements in the event of an emergency or otherwise.



Medical equipment may consist of laboratory instruments and devices to analyze the composition of urine, blood, fasces or semen. Medical monitors may be used to predict a patient's medical state by the measurement of parameters like blood pressure, ECG, EFG as well as gases dissolved in the blood. Diagnostic equipment comprises of medical imaging machines like which are used to help diagnosis of a condition. Such devices include ultrasound, MRI and x-ray machines, and PET and CT scanners. Therapeutic apparatus consists of infusion pumps, medical lasers and LASIK surgery machines. Life support devices are used to sustain the bodily functions of the afflicted in a period of severe medical crisis. These include will consist of apparatus like the following- ventilators, anesthetic machines, heart-lung machines, ECMO, and dialysis machines.

The field of medical equipment is a rapidly advancing one and the frontiers of medical research are steadily expanding to incorporate more and more sophisticated technology. It shows tremendous scope of developing better and improved machines to bolster healthcare and medicine as a science. The X-ray, electrocardiograph, endoscope, ultrasound scan, CT scan and the artificial heart are inventions which have revolutionized medicine quite phenomenally. Knowledge of these is absolutely essential in today's day and age.





1 week ago

Medicine :: Medical equipment know-how

Medical technology is that branch of medicine which deals with the technical apparatus associated with the treatment and diagnosis of diseases and medical conditions. Most hospitals and private nursing care facilities have medical equipment which consists of machines and technical devices to detect and monitor any irregularities in a patient's medical conditions. A Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) is usually hired by hospital to maintain the medical equipment of medical facilities.

Medical equipment may consist of laboratory instruments and devices to analyze the composition of urine, blood, fasces or semen. Medical monitors may be used to predict a patient's medical state by the measurement of parameters like blood pressure, ECG, EFG as well as gases dissolved in the blood. Diagnostic equipment comprises of medical imaging machines like which are used to help diagnosis of a condition. Such devices include ultrasound, MRI and x-ray machines, and PET and CT scanners. Therapeutic apparatus consists of infusion pumps, medical lasers and LASIK surgery machines. Life support devices are used to sustain the bodily functions of the afflicted in a period of severe medical crisis. These include will consist of apparatus like the following- ventilators, anesthetic machines, heart-lung machines, ECMO, and dialysis machines.

The field of medical equipment is a rapidly advancing one and the frontiers of medical research are steadily expanding to incorporate more and more sophisticated technology. It shows tremendous scope of developing better and improved machines to bolster healthcare and medicine as a science. The X-ray, electrocardiograph, endoscope, ultrasound scan, CT scan and the artificial heart are inventions which have revolutionized medicine quite phenomenally.

Often it is not possible under financial considerations to carry out the long- term treatment of a patient in an official medical facility like a hospital. That is when Home Medical Equipment (HME) comes into play. The patient is taken care of by a family member or any other person not a qualified medical professional in their knowledge of nursing. It is also referred to as Durable Medical Equipment or DME in medical parlance as it is designed to withstand regular and repeated use by the patient or care-giver. Common Home Medical Equipment includes easily visible and recognizable apparatuses and devices like the wheelchair, crutch, diabetic shoes, artificial limb and not so easily visible but essential aids like the nebulizer, nasal cannula, orthosis .Such devices can only be used on a doctor's recommendation and approval and can only be purchased from a doctor's prescription. The purchase should be carried out from a pharmacy in the vicinity to ensure 24-hour access to replacement or new purchases should the need arise in the event of an emergency.

Medical equipment supplies are governed by the field of medical logistics. It comprises of the supply and distribution of pharmaceuticals, surgical apparatus, medicines, medical equipment and other devices to doctors, nurses, technicians and laboratory analysts. Following staff costs, medical supplies are the most expensive area of the health care sector which explains the adoption of supply chain management theories to cut down costs.



2 weeks ago

Radiation protection and the safe use of X-ray equipment: laws, regulations and responsibilities.

Background. South Africa's regulatory framework for

electromagnetic medical devices has come under considerable criticism.

Here it is reviewed in terms of how it has given form to protective

measures against ionising radiation. The Hazardous Substances Act

provides for effective protection against radiation, but has been

undermined by poor administration and uncertainty about regulations and

licensing conditions. The legal weight of enforcing licensing conditions

through a website without proper consultation with all parties concerned

is questionable and ineffective. Effective and legal radiation control

is possible by activating

3 weeks ago

Global Home Medical Equipment Market Report 2016-2020 - Analysis, Technologies & Forecasts - Key Vendors: A&D Medical, Philips Healthcare, Roche Diagn

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/vfqkph/global_markets)

has announced the addition of the "Global

Markets and Technologies for Home Medical Equipment" report to

their offering.

This report is intended to provide Medical Equipment Suppliers an objective, quantitative analysis

that addresses the global market for HME in the context of technological

change and an evolving market.Includes forecasts through 2020.

Key Topics Covered:

An overview of the global markets for home medical equipment

Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2014, 2015, and

projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2020

Major product types and applications, both commercial and developmental

Analyses of the impact of demographic, technological, regulatory and

other factors that will drive future demand in different segments

Market size and segmentation, including historical data on sales by

product type and geographical breakdowns

Evaluation of the market's dynamics, specifically growth drivers,

restraints, and opportunities

A relevant patent analysis

Profiles of major players in the home medical equipment industry

This report is intended to provide an objective, quantitative analysis

that addresses the global market for HME in the context of technological

change and an evolving market.



The report has been written for the entire medical and health care

community, but has been especially tailored for readers with an interest

in the marketing and management dimensions of home medical equipment:

Companies Mentioned Include:

A&D Medical

Abbott Laboratories Inc.

Aerotel Medical Systems Ltd.

Allied Healthcare Products Inc.

American Telecare Inc.

Analogic Inc.

Nonin Medical Inc.

Obs Medical

Omron Healthcare Inc.

Pari Pharma

Philips Healthcare

Polymer Technology Systems

Premd Inc.

Pride Mobility Products Corp.

Pulse Metric Inc.

Resmed Inc.

Roche Diagnostics

Scottcare Corp.

Sunrise Medical Llc

Vectura Group Plc

Report Structure:

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Executive Summary

Chapter 3: Overview

Chapter 4: Global Hme Markets

Chapter 5: The North American Market

Chapter 6: The European Union Market

Chapter 7: The Japanese Market

Chapter 8: The Bric Countries Market

Chapter 9: Rest Of The World Markets

Chapter- 10: Appendix A: Patent Analysis



Chapter 11: Appendix B: Company Profiles

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/vfqkph/global_markets

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2 months ago

Tried and Tested Tips on How to Start a Medical Supplies Business

In the initial days of the business, hiring a helping hand will become very costly for you. Therefore, try to run a one-man show, until the time the business picks up. After that, you can recruit people on a part-time or temporary basis. This will help you with the management of the business, maintaining and updating stock, replacing products, handling the cash counter, etc. However, ensure that you hire an honest and dedicated person, who will not cause an inventory fraud behind your back. As your business will expand, it is advisable that you hire more employees to help you out. It will be necessary to train these employees. You will have to impart training about where the products are located, dealing with customers, and encouraging them to buy more. Try to install an inventory management software to ease the stock maintenance process.