Technology has made it possible for humans to have microchips implanted underneath their skin.
That was the case when doctors at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston discovered that a woman had an RFID microchip implanted underneath her skin.She had been complaining that she had been implanted with a tracking device.
After examining the patient, the doctor realized that the woman is not suffering from paranoia. He described her as being lucid and together. Then he found and incision to back up her claim.
The doctor managed to remove a small metallic object embedded in the right side of her flank about the size of a grain of rice. Hospital staff were shocked to discover that the woman had a tracking device underneath her skin and, moreover, what it’s purpose was.
The hospital staff was silent for five seconds upon realizing that she had a tracker.
The staff thought that the device was a GPS tracking device. They later realized that it was microchip implant or RFID chip. Somewhat similar to those pet owners have veterinarians implant in their dogs and cats.A report from SF Globe revealed that the woman had been involved in human trafficking. Her boyfriend was pimping her out and taking the money she earned for having sex.The device was a radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip. It was a modified version of those used to tag pets.
The Office on Tracking In Persons pointed out that she had been inhumanely treated. The organization defines human trafficking as a form of modern-day slavery. It defines it as a crime that involves the exploitation of someone for the purpose of compelled labor or a commercial sex act through the use of force, fraud, or coercion.
The International Labour Organization has estimated that 20.9 million people worldwide are victims of human trafficking.They are forced into industries such as prostitution, domestic labor, construction, agriculture, and manufacturing. Law enforcement addresses the most cases involving human trafficking. However, medical professionals also play a crucial role in breaking this cycle of modern-day slavery.
Reports from Marketplace state that 87.8 percent of human trafficking victims come into contact with health care providers at some point while being trafficked.Wendy Macias, an ER doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, told Marketplace that she has examined and spoken to more trafficking victims than previously realized.In a bid to break the vicious cycle, organizations such as Heal Trafficking, Polaris, and the Office on Tracking In Persons are spreading awareness so that medical professionals can recognize the signs of human trafficking and extend help to victims.
A policy was released by the American Medical Association in order to educate health care providers on how to recognize and properly report instances of suspected human trafficking.
Doctors are urged to take each case of suspected human trafficking with gentle understanding. They are also urged to consider the possibility that something not obvious might be going on. By doing so, many victims will be liberated from the modern day slavery.