Medical Innovations And Its Influence In Our Immediate Society – Article by Aker Daniel.
Medical Innovations are crucial advancements which may range from technological inventions as well as upgrade of manpower in the aspect of providing improved, quality and competent medical and health services to humanity.
As we all know and perceive, Change is constant, so are innovations. These are the things that keeps life moving. That humans can move on land, water, air and communicate with people over large distance with so much ease, to mention but a few are evident of the results of innovations.
Innovations are continuously on a crawl at all sectors. To be ernest we need more of this progress, more of this inventions in the health sector. With all the technological advancement, if people are not healthy enough to utilize it then of what use is it? like a foundation to a building, like letters to words and words to sentences so is the health sector to other sectors.
It all started with humanity dreams of industrializing the World and making it a much more easier place which brought about the industrial revolution in the 18th century, in fact there was rapid growth in the economic activities in the western Europe when it dawned on the shoulders of men that not only was making life easier important, but the merriment of sound health to relish such advancements hence the birth of morden medicine.
Since that time they have been numerous advancements in the medical health sector most specifically in our country Nigeria where it began with the traditional healing and the medical practitioners been soothsayers and herbalists been prevalent to recent times when we have scientifically trained medical practitioners. The strides of medical innovations can also be evident in the transition from the stage when we labelled diseases as curses or punishment from divine powers for a sin committed to present times when such explanations were scientifically based.
Globally there have been tremendous improvement in the different medical branches such as bioengineering, biomedicine, cardiology, genetics, dentistry, haematology, immunology, pathology to mention but a few. We have health technological advancement such as the health wearables where people can track everything about their steps, physical fitness and heart rate. This would enable patients to self monitor their fitness, the concept of artificial organs has the the vast potential of saving millions of patients that depend on life-saving transplants every year. How about robotic surgery, smart inhalers, tele-health and the list goes on. Also in our medical laboratories the ease and precision to the process of diagnosis has culminated positively.
Not only do these medical technological advancement benefits the patients but also the medical practitioners as the exertion of health care delivery has been made easy.
There are also impediments such as high cost of these machines which impede their availability to the larger populace in need of it. There has been a surge in fake imitators both in these machines and in the pharmaceutical industries.
There is a lot done and a lot still left yet to do. Not only do we need these innovations in the medical technological aspects, we also need them in the medical social aspects such as the doctor-patients relationship techniques, easier methods to mediating intricate medical terminologies to patients and everyone, training methods for medical students and more.