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Our Healthcare System Just Isn't Enough

Health & Wellness  (tags: India, healthcare, malaria, dengue, chikungunya, Japanese encephalitis, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, child mortality, morbidity, health insurance, Rashmi Oberoi )

- 426 days ago -
Do we really have a healthcare system in place that can take care of our millions to speak of leave alone boast about? Let's look at the past one week or so:


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Sheryl G (360)
Friday August 18, 2017, 12:29 pm
"Over 70 children died at the Baba Raghav Das Medical College last week; a most disturbing charge that children died in the neonatal and encephalitis wards because their oxygen supply was cut off, government’s denials remain unconvincing. If this charge is proved, it would be a case of criminal negligence or worse."

How horrible.

"The blame game is on…no one is ready to take responsibility of course and the media has been doing a great job in highlighting all the wrong things instead of concentrating on the real issue – which is the catastrophe that has occurred. Governments come and go but all of them are good at one thing: avoiding the problem, skirting around the main issues, sidestepping the tragedy and not taking adequate measures in the aftermath."

Boy doesn't that sound familiar......seems these leaders all use the same playbook.

"Gorakhpur has been the epicentre of encephalitis since 1978 the disease is curable through vaccinations but the poor healthcare system is a major impediment to its eradication."

Well this issue seems to be well known, they know how to treat it, has been going on for almost 50 years so I suspect that it's primarily the poor section of India and as usual they are the last to be considered. I think a people having waited 50 years is more than enough time to begin to seriously address this issue that seems could be taken care of fairly easy with it as a National priority.

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Friday August 18, 2017, 12:34 pm
Noted, Thank you

Peggy B (43)
Friday August 18, 2017, 6:39 pm

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday August 19, 2017, 4:32 am
How much is wasted on War. . . ?

Roberto MARINI (88)
Saturday August 19, 2017, 8:28 am
universal healthcare is essential ina developed country

Tom P (29)
Saturday August 19, 2017, 1:05 pm
I don't get the anti universal health care plan. Taxes go up some, of course. No premiums to pay far, you're ahead of the game cash wise and you have health care. Win what part are they against.

Colleen L (3)
Saturday August 19, 2017, 1:34 pm
Agree with Roberto and Tom. Thanks Evelyn

Janet B (0)
Saturday August 19, 2017, 7:48 pm

Evelyn B (61)
Sunday August 20, 2017, 4:35 am
Where do you get the "anti universal health care plan" from, Tom? Not from this article? Referring to the US?

Because this concerns failures of the administration of health care services in India - which is due to poor management, corruption & other factors ...

Jerome S (0)
Sunday August 20, 2017, 4:39 am
thanks for sharing

Jim Ven (0)
Sunday August 20, 2017, 4:51 am

Janet B (0)
Sunday August 20, 2017, 7:00 pm

Janet B (0)
Monday August 21, 2017, 7:54 pm

Margie FOURIE (148)
Monday September 4, 2017, 4:04 am
Not many countries have adequate health care.

Margie FOURIE (148)
Tuesday September 5, 2017, 4:02 am

Margie FOURIE (148)
Tuesday September 5, 2017, 5:01 am

fly bird (26)
Wednesday November 1, 2017, 4:29 pm
Thank you, Evelyn, for sharing
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