We started with savage human beings with raw meat as the major supply in the form of food. But times have changed. Today food is not the same as it was ages ago. Today even in the remotest streets of the world there a huge variety that one can find. Not just food, but our lifestyle and technology too have changed. The world we live in is full of marvels and awe raising inventions. But with it, the surroundings and environment has evolved a lot. Today we may have eradicated the threats to human life but we have created some slow but deadly killers to live amongst us and our health is the most vulnerable to these killers.
Once small pox was deadly. If a person contracted it he was sure to die. But do you hear of small pox cases now? No that’s because its roots were eradicated. Today we have vaccines for diseases ranging from less harmful to extremely fatal when considered their impacts on average human’s health. Today surgeries have become far more modernized than they were before with modern and advanced equipment's in fact in complicated surgeries where human hand is unreliable, robots are used. Medical science has evolved to such extent that one can have access to various types of medicines. When once there were only Ayurveda and Unani medicines in field now there are medicines like allopathic, homeopathic, etc.
Development in this field has reduced mortality rate enhancing human life, increasing its longevity When it comes to enhancing life there is a current example where in by selecting best embryo from series of photos, live birth may go up from 24% to 78% by using the IVF technique. With development in x ray field it is possible to know the internal structural damage without opening up the body. Troubled heart can be cured with various tests and therapies. When once cancer was no less than man eating devil, today it can be cured with less trouble. In fact an ambulance is more or less a mini hospital on wheels.
As far as technology is concerned, there is not much harm but modern medicines in long term can be harmful. These medicines cure a disease faster than ancient medical practices, but they have their equal share of side effects. It is true that due to modern lifestyle creation of new viruses and bacteria have taken place which were earlier not found but that has definitely affected our very life and world. Some medicines have been known to make immune system so vulnerable that one acquires allergies towards those substances that they have been exposed to since childhood with no harm. Evolution in medical field is a miracle in its own way but this evolution does have some loop holes.
Above all this modern health care is no longer just service to humanity it has also evolved as a form of business. Health and medical insurances along with long term beneficial policies have become a common market trend. Every day each newspaper gives health tips and health advisories. For those who cannot reach out to doctors are helped through this method. So journalism too is not behind in revealing the true face of modern health care. Truly modern health care has changed all our lives. it has changed the future of 21st century. And it will continue to do so. It will help man to evolve into a more perfect being, into a more promising being who has the power to change the universe on his terms and condition and modern healthcare is the most promising weapon at our command.