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The health of a population is critical in relation to its economic development. A healthy population will be able to make a greater contribution to development, which ultimately will lead to improvements in health provision, and so a virtual circle is created.
I am afraid that Jamaica will never ever be properly developed with the severely 'sick' health care system that it has. We have free health care, which I believe is in a far worse state than when it was not for free.
We have a health system that is riddled with long waiting hours, no wonder they are called patients; you must have a lot of that (patience) in order to stay alive in this present system.
Recently I had to take my brother to the emergency room at the St Ann's Bay Hospital. We got there at approximately 3:00 pm. Unlike the norm, he was quickly attended to by one of the nurses. By the time he was to be seen by the doctor there was a power outage. Would you believe it the hospital had no generator?! So the doctor had to use the flashlight on his phone to see what he was doing. This is what is happening in the health care system in a country; and we say we want to be the country where people will want to live and raise their families by 2030. With a health care system like that, that will not happen.
My brother also had to spend the night in the Accident and Emergency Department because there were no beds available on any of the wards. He spent half of the night standing until a compassionate nurse rescued him by lending him a chair. The rest of his time at the hospital was spent on that chair, up to 12:00 noon the following day. This story is not unique to my brother, this has become very much the norm at the St Ann's Bay Hospital.
If we truly want to become a developed nation where people want to live and invest in we must fix our ailing health system. The health of our people will be wealth of our country.
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