- A video of a doctor using vein finder on a patient has got people talking on social media
- While many people feel it's a nice technology, others are of the opinion that the vein finder is too costly
- The video was shared by a tweep with the handle @hjChronicles who described the technology as a walk in the park
A Twitter user has got people talking on the social media platform after sharing a video of a doctor locating veins on a patient's hand with a vein finder.
In the video that was shared by @hjChronicles, the doctor could be seen inserting a syringe in the patient's vein after locating it with the vein finder.
@hjChronicles captioned the video:
"Just look at this...a walk in the park."
Tweeps soon flooded the comment section of the post to share their thoughts.
"The Nigerian Dr. doesn't care whether he finds your vein on first or tenth attempt, but the patients care. Just buy one for yourself and take it with you to the hospital if you get AP.
"Then, you can start charging patients."
"It's about 20k dollars, how much doctors and nurses dey collect?"
"Wanna guess how much the average "uncaring Nigerian Dr" earns monthly or yearly to spend "under 1m to purchase a vein finder? You also think the hospital management will permit them to charge patients extra for a service that is considered routine and part of their normal duties?"
The vaccine was put on hold after a few recipients in the US were found to have developed rare blood clots after getting vaccinated. The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) reportedly did not find any evidence of the blood clots forming in South Africans who had received the J&J vaccine.
Reports say that health authorities believe there is a one-in-a-million chance of developing a blood clot. The country is still in Phase 1 of the Sisonke Vaccination Programme, which involves healthcare workers. Phase 1 is expected to conclude on 16 May.
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