TRUST SCIENCE! Sanjeev Gupta Swarmy, MBA, Director of Shady Oaks Hospital
Excerpt from "COVIDsteria: An Oral History of America's Great Reset" - see https://covidsteria.substack.com/p/covidsteria-table-of-contents
Unlike America's pharmaceutical industry, many hospitals in heavily vaccinated areas of the country quickly found no shortage of new and repeat business among chronically ill vaccinated survivors. Although how long this new customer base or bubble might survive is a question that keeps many hospital executives up at night and busy with their spreadsheets and financial calculations.
Sanjeev Gupta Swarmy, MBA, is one such Hospital Director. It took some weeks coordinating with his assistant for a slot of his time to meet with him at his hospital and in his well-appointed corner office overlooking the Manhattan skyline...
I am happy to take some time out of my busy schedule to answer a few of your questions concerning the impact of the COVIDsteria pandemic and the vaccination program on the Shady Oaks Hospital and our customers.
Being from the health care caste, I come from an ancient line of medical professionals. Many of my ancestors served the Mogul emperors and various maharajas as their personal physicians or were among the first Western-trained Indian medical doctors.
As for myself, I opted not to become a physician. After completing my BA in health care management, I moved to America to further my studies. It was in America that I received my MBA from an Ivy League graduate school. After decades of working in health care management, I was appointed Hospital Director at the Shady Oaks Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in New York State.
How did the initial COVIDsteria pandemic impact your hospital?
When the COVIDsteria pandemic hit, there was an immediate impact upon all health care practices and revenues at the Shady Oaks Hospital. Potential customers became deathly afraid to go to doctor offices and hospitals in fear of getting COVIDsteria. Then the governor issued executive orders that forbade all so-called nonessential or elective surgeries and tests. These are the bread and butter of any hospital or health care practice.
Even worst, the lockdowns kept potential customers off the roads, out of bars, and out of our emergency rooms. If it wasn't for the rise of drug overdoses and suicide attempts, our emergency room and the hospital itself would have been left nearly empty.
Hospital emergency rooms, in particular, are expensive to operate and maintain. They cannot be left virtually empty with their staff choreographing Tik-Tok videos.
The Shady Oaks Hospital did have steady business coming from the elderly and those with comorbidities who suffered from severe COVIDsteria respiratory symptoms and needed hospital ventilators. However, these sorts of customers were already our regular customers due to their ages or other illnesses. So we gained no new revenue streams from them. And worst, COVIDsteria customers ended up costing considerably more money to treat given the need to wear personal protective equipment while providing them supportive care until they died.
What were the treatment protocols at your hospital for COVIDsteria, especially for early treatment or outpatient care?
You cannot treat COVIDsteria early or on an out-customer basis. We instructed all potential COVIDsteria customers to stay at home until they had trouble breathing and their lips turned blue. At that point, they were all welcomed to come to our hospital for a bed and a ventilator. We would then provide them with supportive care until they either recovered or died.
We provided out-customer treatments for other COVIDsteria customers who did not have respiratory symptoms or suffered from complete mental breakdowns, psychosis, or severe cognitive dissonance. These customers received prescriptions of commonly used antidepressants, anti-anxiety, antipsychotic, mood-stabilizing, or stimulant medications as per GHO or public health agency guidelines. We also advised them to completely turn off the media and stay off social media for a while.
But out-customer COVIDsteria treatments were not a big moneymaker for the Shady Oaks Hospital. We needed a full emergency room and to have most of our other beds occupied at a certain level to turn a decent profit.
To further complicate our financial picture, the Shady Oaks Hospital had to purchase massive amounts of personal protective equipment (PPE) at inflated prices. We then had to spend a small fortune to upgrade our security systems to protect these PPE stockpiles…
What do you mean by upgrading your security systems to protect your PPE stockpiles?
Scared members of the Shady Oaks Hospital family would steal every piece of PPE they could get their hands on to give to their families and friends or to sell online. So we put it all under lock and key, but then they would pick or break the locks to steal it. We had to upgrade our entire security system with additional cameras, tripwires, motion sensors, PPE sniffing dogs, barbed wire, and full-time security guards to stop most thefts.
However, we still had problems with our PPE disappearing. You would be surprised to know where members of the Shady Oaks Hospital family hid extra PPE to walk out of the hospital with it to give to their own families or sell online. We even threatened to do random body cavity searches on all our family members to no avail. Finally, we threatened to ban the use of Tik-Tok in the hospital and to shame anyone caught stealing our PPE on social media. That did the trick, and all remaining theft of our PPE abruptly stopped.