In a peculiar incident, a doctor lost his job after prescribing ice cream and video games to a child with a sore throat.
The incident took place in Brazil when a mother took her sick child to the UPA Jardim Conceicao in Sao Paulo. Instead of providing appropriate medical advice, the doctor allegedly joked by prescribing ice cream and video games along with a few medications.
The mother, Priscila da Silva Ramos, was displeased with the doctor's unprofessional behavior and felt that he had made a mockery of her child's illness.
She expressed her disappointment, stating that the doctor did not even properly examine her son's throat and quickly wrote the prescription, asking about the child's ice cream preferences and favorite video game.
The prescription included medications such as amoxicillin, ibuprofen, dipyrone, prednisone, and acetylcysteine, along with a recommendation for twice-daily chocolate ice cream and the mobile game "Free Fire."
As a result of this incident, the doctor faced consequences, with the City Hall of Osasco, the organization in charge of the UPAs, confirming that the doctor had been terminated from their service provider system.