The move will ease the hardships of millions of people who opt to travel to cities for medical assistance.
Pakistani hospitals should start retail services at village level. If big hospitals start their own retail clinics in remote areas of Pakistan, or in your city, how many problems of people will be solved at local level? What do you think if every big hospital has their little clinics in every village and cities? As people are traveling for treatment of their loved ones to other cities with the patient. They have to arrange accommodation and required patient’s stuff. Moreover, food in unknown places is also a headache for patient attendants. Still, after arranging everything for patient’s comfort, they cannot purchase homely environment. They are unable to provide special care of home at that place.
Here is a solution: If all big and small hospitals open their retail services in collaboration of local doctors and clinic. They simply pay that doctor a monthly salary and train him\her as per their hospital protocols. It can increase the monthly income of hospital. Moreover, the doctors working day and night to earn money in small cities will get a handsome amount in shape of salary. Thus, they can charge the patient a nominal amount with better hospital services.
Furthermore, the hospitals also have extra benefit to market themselves in cities and start one to one marketing for their better business. It will create a good impact on small and large scale hospital businesses and local clinics. It will also increase the learning of doctor at local level. Moreover, the people will avoid traveling costs. Plus, the elderly can be dealt with in their own homes when they are sick. Moreover, the can be admitted in hospital nearby.
In this COVID situation, every hospital was running its online consultancy and doorstep service for patients except offering intensive care. The ratio of intensive care patients is not too big. Few people can be recommended to travel hospital for their surgery or special process/treatment. That too, if the doctor recommends them. But other people will be on safe side, their amount and mental stress could be lesser. And rather, they can expense that amount to improve their life and education.