Hospital Admission Forms and Procedures – Mozambique Style

Hospital Admission Forms – The Old Un-computerised Way

If you think you don’t need Travel Insurance, think again! Check out this piece of paper – what do you think it is? These are Hospital Admission Forms for an X-Ray!

No joke! What actually looks like a shopping list is an essential piece of documentation in the third world!

Hospital Admission Forms - Mozambique Style

My sister went on a recent trip to Mozambique and ended up needing an arm X-Ray. And this is not a country you really want to view the hospitals as a patient.

That’s because she was walking along the road after visiting an orphanage and a minibus taxi had swerved to avoid one of the many potholes and subsequently clipped her arm (see Worst Drivers In The World).

Hospital Admission – Good Karma

It was lucky she wasn’t nailed with something worse – like, for example, death, but this incident had left her with a fractured arm. The minibus driver was helpful and actually drove her to the hospital, where she was greeted with this Hospital Admission Form for an X-Ray referral to have it checked out.

Even though her arm was fractured, the X-Ray machine was so old, it didn’t pick up anything wrong, even though she was in pain! This meant she went without a cast for almost 2 weeks until a much flasher X-ray machine in Hong Kong finally worked out what was wrong!

There’s not much health infrastructure in Africa, so this doesn’t surprise me. They do the best with what they have, which is usually not much.

For example, check out a previous article on ‘Child Birth – Africa Style‘ and you’ll get the idea.

So it is true – if you can’t afford Travel Insurance, you can’t afford to travel!

More Hospital Admission Stuff

After marvelling at this Hospital Admission Form, see more at Hospital Discharge: Integrating Health And Social Care.

About Anthony The Travel Tart

The Travel Tart writes about the funny, offbeat and weird aspects of world travel today. Travel wasn't meant to be taken too seriously! Check out ways to say hi below or sign up for his silly newsletter!

Other Silly Travel Articles:

4 Comments

  1. May 4, 2011    

    Haha … sorry to laugh at your sister’s misfortune, but that’s SCARY funny!

    • September 5, 2012    

      Hell yeah! And this was after narrowly avoiding the bite of a puff adder when she was using an African ‘bush toilet’!

  2. May 24, 2011    

    Scary. Two weeks. That must have been awful.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Say Hi! Social Media Profiles!

The Travel Tart Blog Newsletter!

* indicates required

The Travel Tart Amazon Shop

Travel Products

Build a Better Travel Blog 125 x 125
ons 2395 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2396 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2397 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2398 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2399 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2400 | cached | internal | 4679 | 0.0001 | 6060:posts 2401 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2402 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2403 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2404 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2405 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2406 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2407 | cached | internal | 4679 | 0 | 6060:posts 2408 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2409 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2410 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2411 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2412 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2413 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2414 | cached | internal | 1845 | 0 | 6060:post_meta 2415 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2416 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2417 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2418 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2419 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2420 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2421 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2422 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2423 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2424 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2425 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2426 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2427 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2428 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2429 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2430 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2431 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2432 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2433 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2434 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2435 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2436 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2437 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2438 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2439 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2440 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2441 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2442 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2443 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2444 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2445 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2446 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2447 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2448 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2449 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2450 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2451 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2452 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2453 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2454 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2455 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2456 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2457 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2458 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2459 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2460 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2461 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2462 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2463 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2464 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2465 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2466 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2467 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2468 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2469 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2470 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2471 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2472 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2473 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2474 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2475 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2476 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2477 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2478 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2479 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2480 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2481 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2482 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2483 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2484 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2485 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2486 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2487 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2488 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2489 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2490 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2491 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2492 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2493 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2494 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2495 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2496 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2497 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2498 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2499 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2500 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options 2501 | cached | internal | 417 | 0 | notoptions:options 2502 | cached | internal | 194197 | 0 | alloptions:options -->