See how many businesses you would be able to list as emergency businesses. But ask yourself the question whether all or most specialist sectors within the health services industry should be regarded as a business. The work of a medical doctor or practitioner is surely dedicated to saving lives, not making money. And yes, he certainly does have emergencies to attend to, plenty of them, in fact. That being said, could medical equipment, diagnostic and surgical instrument repair companies be regarded as commercial businesses?
Yes. They all are. In order to remain viable and always successful, well, on most occasions anyway, in how they respond to critical emergencies, they need to think and act like a going concern. Take the work of the medical doctor on a ten or twelve-hour night shift in the emergency ward, for instance. The moment another distressed patient is rushed in on a gurney, this doctor must drop what he’s doing and proceed immediately to diagnosing the incoming patient. He needs to make pretty darn sure the patient will survive.
During this shift, no appointments are made or kept. All work is critical and delivered as quickly as possible. Now, while there is never a quiet lull in such environments, professional attendants always need to be on hand to ensure that all medical equipment, diagnostic and surgical instruments are in good working order. And if there are those that are not, these attendants turn them in for servicing and repair at the earliest convenience. The goods are received by those said diagnostic and surgical instrument repair companies.
And here again, no appointments are made. The work is immediate and the promise is made to adhere to at least a forty-eight-hour turnaround. Or even sooner if needs be.