Woman Dies For Lack Of Medical Care.

Posted on January 1, 2008. Filed under: Health | Tags: , , , |

It is incredible and inconceivable to read this news of a 89 year old woman who was shuttled to and fro from 30 hospitals who could not admit her for her sickness, claiming their hospital were full or there was a lack of doctors.

She was vomiting and had diarrhea. She lives in the second most industrialized and rich nation in this world. Her heart could not take it anymore and she died while on the way to one hospital which finally accepted her for treatment.

There was another tragic case of a pregnant woman who died after being refused admission by about 20 hospitals that said they were full.

This is a very sad reflection of those people in power who has let the people down. Such a situation is untenable and speaks volume of those authorities in power. Her death was unfortunate  for those who swear by the Hippocratic Oath and yet did not lift a hand to help her.

Even their own people are treated shabbily ,what about those illegal workers who worked there? If you get treated by the hospitals, your fees would be astronomical in that country.Most of those workers will have to be their own doctors and buy their medicines OTC.

I am lucky for even if my country is a 3rd rate power, there is still the government hospital when you are sick. There are many private hospitals and clinics around for those who can afford better services. For the poor, they will have to go to the government hospitals .It is simply too expensive even for the middle class people to go to the private hospitals unless they have those health insurance.

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