"Truth seldom is pleasant; it is almost invariably bitter. A loss of courage may be the most striking feature which an outside observer notices in the West in our days..." Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Commencement address at Harvard University , June 8, 1978
Friday, 2 December 2011
Imagine not being able to see your child’s face when they see what you got them for Christmas, or not being able to see any of your loved ones again, as your world is plunged into darkness! A thought that does not bear thinking about. Unfortunately, for 50,000 people who are inflicted with Diabetic Macular Oedema , this is the very grim reality.
With this in mind, the very kind hearted folk at NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) in all their wisdom have seen it as a appropriate to block a potentially life transforming drug from being available on the NHS. And you guessed it, its the same old story of, “Its too expensive to justify”.
This story, along with many others like it, just signifies once again that our society has its priorities completely out of whack. People who are actually in a very poor condition health wise, are being forced to pay out for their medicine in the long term, while, if a man can proof that he can live as a women, and requests surgery and convinces the doctor its not just for cosmetic reasons, then the deviant can then get the surgery paid for by you; yet someone who actually has a severe problem, and without the drug, could face a lifetime in darkness, is being told that its just too expensive.... Where the hell is the reason in that?!
We have to start putting our people first. We have to realise that looking out for our own isn't wrong. We are in trying times at the moment, with cuts across the board, so we are all struggling, but then add the cost of your health care. Under current economic conditions, we should be ensuring that our services get the injection of cash that they need to operate at a high level, yet all public services, including the NHS, have nose dived in standards because of cuts in funding.... Bare that in mind, and then wonder at why Foreign Aid is not being cut. Oh no, very much the opposite. In fact more money is being thrown away across seas, into black holes, and into the back pockets of Third World dictators. Its time someone reminded the government that CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME!!
Britain needs an injection of realism, and needs to be forced back into the realms of reality. The Health and well being of the British people should be a priority of the Government. I am a strong supporter of PEOPLE BEFORE PROFIT, and I am sick and tired of hearing our Government allowing people go without much needs drugs just to save a little money, while wasting tons of it overseas.