Government Hospitals suck

I can’t imagine a more traumatic way to give birth. This really highlights the fundamental flaws in the public healthcare system in South Africa. I wish this didn’t happen to a friend, or any woman in labour for that matter.

Right Down My Alley

Daily Prompt: Right to Health

by michelle w. on February 7, 2013

Is access to medical care something that governments should provide, or is it better left to the private sector? Are there drawbacks to your choice?

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Warning: rant ahead

My short answer to this question is; yes it should be provided by Government and it is but unfortunately there are major drawbacks. As the penguin on Happy Feet would say, “let me tell something to you!”

Government Hospitals SUCK!

I’ll elaborate; true, Government Hospitals provide every, almost everything the private hospitals do for a fraction of the cost or for free. And that’s fantastic, in fact its imperative but instead of a monatary cost, there are other costs, costs to your human rights and costs to your dignity. There are many reasons why Government Hospitals have a lot of cleaning up to do. There’s a lack of resources, equipment and vital materials needed to run…

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One thought on “Government Hospitals suck

  1. I agree totally that no one should ever be treated like this – it is unacceptable and does happen more than it should.

    But I also think there is a flip side and positives on the side of the public hospitals and negatives on the side of private hospitals.

    Public staff are over worked, lack facilities and I think just exhausted but their private counterparts often lack compassion and are downright lazy and really they have no excuses!!

    It is a tough one and probably next to education is where the governments focus needs to be!

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