Sunday, October 26, 2008

third world medical care

An 86 year old woman breaks her hip, lies in a hospital bed for four days waiting for surgery and then dies within four days of surgery, is cremated before any family can arrive and has her rings stolen somewhere in the process. The cause of death is listed as " accidental" and the required autopsy was never done. The family is stunned.

This takes place not in some broken down hospital in rural Africa, but in a major hospital in Ontario.

1 comment:

ApaulO Agrinaut said...

We should hold our health practioners to a higher, compassionate standard.