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Defence Forces Deep Secret: Why Military Officers Are Never Treated In Civilian Hospitals

Kenya's military is well-known for its strictness and outstanding security services to its inhabitants. One of the norms and regulations established is that an officer shall seek medical help at the nearest Military Memorial Hospital in the event of illness or injury. Even in an emergency, the soldiers must seek evacuation and be sent to military hospitals as soon as possible. In today's article, we'll look at a few of the reasons why troops aren't permitted to get medical treatment in regular civilian hospitals.


Trauma Levels and Health Risks

The military has distinct health risks and levels of trauma compared to civilians, and their treatment differs. As a result of their experiences on battlefields and in combat, veterans may suffer from a variety of traumas that can only be addressed and treated by military doctors, which is why memorial hospitals exist.


Protection

During strikes, military hospitals provide cover for injured personnel. A simple headcount inside may let the enemy get entrance to a civilian hospital and inspect the seriousness of the injuries, as well as determine the fatality rate. This information could aid the enemy's attack plans. In military hospitals, however, such information is not permitted to leave the wards.


The extent of the damage

Soldiers who have suffered battlefield injuries are not the same as those who have suffered routine ailments. All Military Memorial hospitals are outfitted with cutting-edge technology and experts that specialize in treating such injuries. Bullet wounds and grenade injuries necessitate the services of specialists who can only be obtained in memorial hospitals.

 

Protection

Soldiers who have been harmed by the enemy require enemy protection. The act of admitting a soldier to a private hospital puts the officer's life in jeopardy, as the enemy may follow him down and kill him. The officer's safety, on the other hand, is assured at military hospitals.


The Costs of Health Care

The military has its own health insurance plan that is specifically designed to cover injuries and diseases that occur on the battlefield. The expense of treating a soldier is significant since some may need specialist therapies that are not inexpensive at private facilities.

Despite the foregoing, soldiers are not completely barred from visiting private hospitals. The severity of troops' injuries and illnesses plays a significant role. A soldier is entitled to receive first aid in any nearby hospital in a dire emergency before being referred to a memorial hospital. In a typical hospital, the ward is heavily secured, and only a select few are permitted to care for the soldiers.

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