Thursday, May 24, 2007

Sick

I have been so sick that I couldn't write much in the past 2-3 days. But some times being sick means you can learn a lot about the politics of the country you live in.

Health care system is one of those issues that you don't learn much about until, unfortunately, you get sick and need medical attention. Therefore when dealing with medical professionals you can really appreciate the truth behind the so-called "free health care system" of Canada. But it also makes me angry to see anti-American film-makers (read opportunists) such as Michael Moore wants to make us believe that Canadian or non-American health care for that matter, is better than the American one.

Okay, to cut the story short, I'd just say that I have never been satisfied with the level of medical care I have got here in Canada. To get to see a doctor for a simple flu, I had to wait for more than two hours because there was just one doctor available and the first doctor who saw me on campus ASKED ME if I had fever. I had to tell him that had I known about my fever myself, I wouldn't bother to come here in the first place.

I remember my colleague from my previous work place whose husband had a serious problem with his heart and they couldn't do much for him in this country so she had to sell their home, move to the States for a few months to have her beloved husband treated south of the border.

Canadian health care system is really crap....

در باب وضعیت خراب سیستم درمانی کانادا که برای دیدن یک دکتر عمومی باید 2-3 ساعت در صف بشینی و اونوقت تازه دکتر از مریض میپرسه که ایا تب هم داری یا نه. واقعآ که مسخره هست بخدا

10 comments:

Jungle Mom said...

Thanks for telling the truth, Winston!!

Azarmehr said...

Hope you get better soon. Look after yourself, we need all our health and strength

سيدعلی گدا said...

!!! وينستون جان خدا بد نده

آلمان هم به همين وضعيت دچاره ! چندی پيش بايستی از کمرم
عکس (راديولوژی) ميگرفتم ، ترمين به هم دادند واسه يک
ماه و نيم بعد .... من که کمرم خوب شد ولی رفتم عکس را هم گرفتم

na said...

get well soon

Jungle Mom said...

Are you feeling any better?

ذره بین said...

بلا دور باشد، وینستون جان

تا میتوانی ویتامین ث بخور و مایعات گرم...امیدوارم تندرست باشی...
از health care system اینجا توقع بیش از این نمیتوان داشت

ذره بین

AdrianDK said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Adrian

Mike said...

A toast to your health.Did you get the travelers blues? When I was stationed in Germany way back when it seemed everybody got sick from the time change or jet lag syndrome.

Rosemary said...

I hope you are feeling well soon. If not, you can come to the USA for your health. Haven't you heard? If you walk into the emergency room and you are here illegally, you get 'free' care! Arghh!

Seriously though, I do hope you're feeling well. Come legally, and I'll see to it that you're taken care of.

kazumiiwa said...

For a guy who lives in Canada. You sure hate our country. I guess the health care system in Iran is better huh?