Good health, we all know, is one of the most important ingredients for a happy and prosperous life. Nothing can be as blissful as having a healthy life. But, we often forget this by continue poisoning ourselves into stress, anxiety, tension and all sorts of irregularity. Often it doesn’t matter tuppence unless and until we fall ill.
I’m not any exception to this general rule. As long as minor pains, headaches, and fevers don’t exceed my endurance level, I usually consider myself as fit as a fiddle. Moreover, in our country, we’ve a strong penchant to neglect health issues; we believe in self-medication and by applying hit-or-miss types of medicines, unknowingly make ourselves vulnerable to even bigger crisis. Though I’m born and brought up in Kolkata, I had little knowledge of the general practitioners in Kolkata. This lack of knowledge once proved dangerous when six years back, one of my cousins, who was in his seventh grade then, came to spend his summer vacation with us.
It was his first visit to the City of Joy, Kolkata. Naturally, he was over-enthusiastic and being a small-town boy from the state of Arunachal Pradesh, was loving almost everything about the city. He used to play backyard cricket with the local boys and though we warned him about the scorching summer and excessive humidity of the city, he seemed to care not about any.
The poor boy, like most of us, also didn’t care to inform us about the mild fever he was having for a couple of days. Perhaps, he also feared the possibility of being barred from playing cricket once he disclosed his uneasiness. Whatever be the reasons, the effect proved to be dangerous when one evening he returned home shivering with fever; accompanied by severe headache and ruby-red eyes.
As there was nobody else in the house, I immediately took him to our nearest doctor’s chamber, but it was closed due to some reasons. I called up our family physician only to get a disappointingly engaged tone several times. I was almost at a loss and, I understood how important it was to have ample knowledge about the best doctors in Kolkata!
Finally, my husband returned from office after one hour and we took the ailing boy to a nursing home. He was immediately admitted and, his fever was detected to be a viral one. He recuperated fast and was released after four days.
I learnt the lessons of my life from this. In a big city like Kolkata, you’ll find yourself at a loss in case of a medical emergency if you don’t know where to look up for the best doctors in Kolkata. It is an essential thing to have a basic knowledge about the medical facilities you can get in a city. General Medicine in Kolkata is one of the most advanced facilities available in the country and, all we need is to have proper knowledge about it.