A WIDE GAP IN A "SMALL WORLD" !!
With all the scientific advances, faster transport
and rapid communications, we call the globe a "a small world", but please take a few seconds to see
the huge gap.
It's Christmas 2006. I am writing this far away
from the remote jungles of southern India. I am sitting in
the cozy and comfortable home of my son in Rockville,
Maryland, reflecting on some recent events.
Just three days back there was a fire mishap in this
Rockville neighborhood, and within minutes the sirens screamed,
the tires screeched and the rescue crew was on the spot. The
victims were transported to the best medical centre in suburban Washington
DC within 30 minutes.
A 4-yr old child was badly
within the next few hours was airlifted to Boston Children's
Hospital. My thoughts traveled faster, to recapture the
happenings in the remote corner where I visit. Guess
what is inside the bundle, which looks like a hammock. (Pictured
This lady (pictured right) had to be carried this way for
10 kilometers! She had acute gastroenteritis and when she reached,
she was severely dehydrated with a cold and was clammy and
had no pulse. (This is the common mode of transporting very sick patients,
and this requires so much effort from the immediate family).
With no gadgets whatsoever to
monitor or evaluate
the basics or the electrolytes-- she walked out after three days
after being treated just with
limited I.V. fluids. No transport, no gadgets yet we see
cures! Such a great gap in almost every thing -but many times
the results aren't that different! Strange equations! Is it
possible that God has a hand in all this?
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