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I’m feeding BJ et al.


stabroek-news-cartoon-3-may-2009

 

Yes i’m feeding all ‘o’ them. Is who yuh think gon be funding the spouse of the president’s Office and the former presidents (Benefits and Other Facilities) bill 2009 which is a bizarre idea. Not only is my money funding the president, the ministers and all of those I would call redundant positions the ministers within the ministries whose work is similar to that of a public relations officer but now I have to support their spouse in full. Traditionally when a husband and a wife tie the knot the husband automatically becomes responsible for assisting their wife with money from their pocket and the reverse happens too. Why should my hard earned cash that I do pay regularly via taxes go toward someone’s master bedroom and luxury lifestyle when I cannot afford to have a simple one  bedroom furnished apartment? This is an unjust and selfish act. How can they make such a decision without consulting with me again. I’m terribly irritated at the idea that these people are focusing on spending my money on themselves.

What about improving our health facilities? No matter how hard GINA tries to hide it, the maternity ward at the Georgetown Public Hospital is still over crowded two women to a bed. As for complicated and some non complicated blood tests they always refer me to a  private laboratory. Added to that ,because of the lack of expertise at the Georgetown Public Hospital if I become very ill for assurance sake, I will be  forced to seek medical attention privately either locally or overseas which means that i might owe Republic Bank  for rest of my life with interest.

Why not increase the salaries of the teachers, nurses, police and other public servants? I think that the notion of brain drain is orgasmic to them. I’m optimistic of the fact that the main reason most of the police officers here in Guyana submit and initiates a bribe is because of the diminutive amount of money being paid to them by the government which in most cases is not enough to maintain a family of two until the next pay day.

Why not increase the old age pension and other allowances given to the underprivileged people of this country?

I would love for Ms.Priya Mannick…whatever it is to tell me if she can survive on a GY$6000 or US$30 dollars per month income.

What about perfecting our drainage and irrigation system, roads and bridges? Well we  all know what WILL happen if  we should get down pours for more than a week.

What about improving our environs?Aren’t they ashamed of the way waste is being disposed?  Where I live at mom I am compelled to pay for our garbage to be disposed by the privately owned garbage trucks because in this country the system is set in such a way since god knows when that only in Georgetown and some of the neighborhoods closer to the city can have their waste disposed at no cost. It is as if only that part of this country pays their taxes me money does pay for that too. As for those who cannot afford it, well let’s just say that in my village the trenches are slowly getting shallower and that the production of methane is rising.

This post was inspired by the above cartoon that was stolen from Paul Harris sorry Paul.

Toying with Humanity


This morning I showed an elderly friend of mine this and she expressed how angered she felt at the way elderly persons are treated then in the same breath she expressed how happy she is that someone assisted. I then pointed out to her what seem to be a nurse and a young man approaching the elderly woman’s body in the picture and to my surprise, she said pretend that you did not see them because they are not going to help or make the situation any better. Now I did not expect to hear that from her. For she is always positive and she is of course wise. She then shared a tearful experience she had in the 70’s at the Georgetown Public Hospital after giving birth via surgery to her only child. The ill treatment she shared with me makes me wonder why some of these nurses and doctors have this hostile, callous attitude towards the people…… now don’t you blame the salary for i’m sure you were aware of the salary scale and your duties before you choose to be a nurse/doctor .These nurses need to realize that they cannot be working at a hospital and not expect to see sick helpless people. What had happened to my friend is no different today? For I have heard many persons complaining about the inhumane treatment they have received at the Georgetown Public Hospital.

 

I am no expert but I am sure that there must be a legislation governing the conduct of doctors and nurses with harsh penalties attached to it after all these professionals are toying with humanity.

A few months ago an inside source informed me of a special neurologist that came from India and was contributing to the death toll ,it is said that he likes to go to surgery.However,this report is a few months old so the above mentioned doctor may or maynot be at the GPHC today.

These insensitive professionals get off the hook because in most cases, the problems become just a complaint and thats where it ends, no one looks into the issues and try to solve it except for when a problem is reported to the various media houses(at least thats how it seems).

 

 

Don’t get me wrong for there are polite and helpful nurses/doctors practicing at that hospital but why do we still hear about this mistreatment?

We are living in modern times where our voices are heard clearer and so issues like this should be history.  In addition, why are these politicians putting a blind eye to it? It is funny to see them at elections time campaigning and claiming to be willing to serve us, to do better for us, secure us and make our life easier but no avail. I mean come on guys  do you …..yes you the politicians I’m speaking to, all of you heating the seats gained in parliament have to be in power to show us that you are for us and that our well being is at heart like you said?