She told me that she had gone to many other doctors showing to them my reports about her cancer and the operation we did in Chaaria.
Unfortunately some colleagues were despising my reports saying that they are sub-standard. Therefore they wanted tests to be repeated all together. But the patient had many financial problems and she could not afford to repeat all the investigations.
She actually took courage and went directly to Nairobi with my referral letter: there, nobody told her that our documents were substandard; the documents were taken into good consideration and helped her very much to follow through the process of getting admitted for chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Although I am very used to such comments about Chaaria, I must admit that any time I hear them, I feel some pain.
At the same time I console myself with the words of another doctor who is my good friend. He says that our “big brothers” (thinking of the famous reality show) are the patients and what really matters is their opinion about our hospital… and when I see the wards so full, I really think that our patients appreciate us a lot.
Some people may be against us: was it not the same even for Jesus?
But we think positive and we look at the patients we actually help.
Bro Beppe Gaido