Mumbai – In a surprising incident which has sent shock waves in Operation Theaters (OT) across the country, the pharmacist at Quackdoses Multispeciality Hospital has claimed that he received an indent for an antibiotic never heard of – for a patient admitted under an orthopedic surgeon.
It is a well-known fact that Orthopedic Surgeons in India are aware of, and are taught about only 2 antibiotics during their residency, ‘Supacef’ before surgery and ‘Ceftum’ at the time of discharge of a patient. Arguably, a famous cliché that has been passed down in generations of medical practice is that, ‘the only difference between an orthopedic surgeon and a carpenter is that the carpenter knows at least 3 antibiotics’, a claim not rebutted by any surgeon so far.
In an exclusive interview, the pharmacist Dis’Kount Dey said, “When I received the prescription indent, initially I found it ‘humerus’ thinking that it was a joke by the nursing team. But I was left in utter disbelief and panic when they confirmed that it was in fact a prescription for ‘Cefakind’ from the orthopedic surgeon. Only when I realised that both ‘Ceftum’ and ‘Cefakind’ had ‘Cefuroxine Axetil’ in it, did my hyperventilation stop and I had a sigh of relief.”
The Orthopedic Surgeon Society of India has meanwhile downplayed the incident, claiming that the norm of sticking to only 2 antibiotics throughout is to contribute in reducing the crisis of antibiotic resistance in the world.
Unconfirmed sources have claimed that Aamir Khan, who is now the brand ambassador for PharmEasy, has been often seen roaming around with MRs to meet doctors, for pitching prescription of newer drug brands, in exchange for the useless healthcare awards (with zero credibility and can be easily ‘purchased’ like the Bollywood awards these days).