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Sunday, 26 July 2009

Polish Doctors

We had to take Ela to the doctor this morning...

Every now and then our beautiful daughter gets something like croup, meaning that her throat swells a bit and she coughs a lot in the mornings and evenings. It's not uncommon. It's easy to fix in the short term - in Australia.

But, this is Poland. Somehow we ended up spending about 60 zloty on medication (a bit less than $30AUD). Including Vitamin C, Calcium, Pro-Biotics, nasal spray, and (of course) antibiotics. And of course the doctor says that she needs to take all of them!

This is ludicrous. I swear that Polish doctors work on commission for the drug companies. Unfortunately I am not a doctor or a pharmacist, so I can not tell which of these are necessary or unnecessary, meaning that we have no choice but to give her everything.

That's my rant for today.



  1. They don't need a comission. The recomendation and consuption of vast quantities of random 'medicines' is a national reflex as far as I can see.

  2. We went to a different doctor today who told us that she shouldn't use it, but she gave us something else instead (yay!)