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Get our health system off life support, Mr Uhuru

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By -Standard Reporter | April 23rd 2013

By Standard Reporter

India’s indeed an incredible country. Last week, a group of Indian doctors were in Mombasa pleading with Kenyans to take their sick to the country for treatment.

They told a paediatric conference that their surgeries were  affordable, most comfortable and the best in the world. Although PointBlank can’t vouch about their “comfortability”, one thing is for sure, Indian doctors have saved many Kenyan lives.

But while for Kenyans a medical trip to India is a matter of life and death, for Indians it is business; it is all about money. That’s why they want ailing Kenyans to go to their country.  That’s why they promise us value for our money.

Although, we appreciate every life saved by India’s ingenious surgeons, their “health diplomacy” is a serious indictment of our health institutions. In fact our health system is on life support and needs very serious attention.

That’s why our leaders, who understand how desperate the situation is, take the next flight whenever they sense the first signs of a cough. Kenyans need not go to India for medication. We need to fix our health system, President Uhuru. Now.


 

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