NON QUACK MEDICAL INTERACTION # 6

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Rahul Gandhi walks into the Emergency Department of The QuackDoc Hospital to get a tetanus injection after getting bruised during a fall while playing HOPSCOTCH at 10 Janpath.

As he approaches the Doctor he says, “Good morning Sir, would you please give me a tetanus injection?”

Doctor: “It would be my pleasure sir. Could you please show me your prescription?”

RG: “Truthfully, I did not bring any prescription with me as I didn’t think there was any need to. I am Vice President of the Congress Party. Future Indian PM.

Doctor: “Yes sir, I know who you are, but with all the regulations and monitoring of the hospitals because of the medicolegal issues and mediclaims, etc., I must insist on seeing your prescription.”

RG: “Just ask anyone here in the hospital who I am and they will tell you. Everybody knows who I am.”

Doctor: “I am sorry sir but these are the hospital rules and I must follow them.”

RG: “I am urging you, please, to give me a tetanus injection.”

Doctor: “Look Sir here is an example of what we can do. One day, Sachin Tendulkar came to the Emergency Department without a prescription. To prove he was Sachin he pulled out his bat and played a beautiful shot across the hospital. With that shot we knew him to be Sachin and gave him his tetanus shot.”

“Another time, Mahesh Bhupati came in without a prescription. He pulled out his tennis racquet and played a fabulous shot when the tennis ball landed in my cup. With that shot we gave him the tetanus injection. So, sir what can you do to prove that it is you, and only you, future Indian PM, Rahul Gandhi?”

RG stands there thinking, and thinking, and finally says:
“Honestly, my mind is a total blank… There is nothing that comes to my mind. I can’t think of a single thing. I have absolutely no idea what to do; I just don’t have a clue”.

Doctor: ‘Sir, Injection in the Right buttock or the left?’

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