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On 6/16/2020 at 12:29 PM, graham59 said:

If this disgraceful incident is proven to be correct... kindly pass on to the national and international press .

My blood is starting to boil. :angry:

 

 

If true I hope the national and international press get a hold of this. Hopefully his home country does something about this. This sheds a very bad light right on the Philippines. Two hospitals refused treatment. What ever happened to that oath doctors take?????? Disgraceful to say the least.

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25 minutes ago, BC57 said:

If true I hope the national and international press get a hold of this. Hopefully his home country does something about this. This sheds a very bad light right on the Philippines. Two hospitals refused treatment. What ever happened to that oath doctors take?????? Disgraceful to say the least.

It's suggested the hospital was full and unable to treat new virus cases although the true facts will never be known.

Living in Philippines one must understand the healthcare system is third world and accept the consequences or move back to a more advanced country. Each of us must make that choice. 

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58 minutes ago, Old55 said:

My wife and I always had some anxiety about our children during our Cebu visits knowing they were at risk due to the poor health care there.

I would not agree poor health care in Cebu. From this post I would agree poor access to health care, as others have said its sad they sat in the ambulance and not tried other hospitals very close by.

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4 minutes ago, Old55 said:

Living in Philippines one must understand the healthcare system is third world and accept the consequences or move back to a more advanced country. Each of us must make that choice. 

All who decide to move from their home countries must realize and accept that they are, "not in Kansas any more..."

So many things are different here than back "home." Sorry if that sounds cold, but that is fact.

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31 minutes ago, BC57 said:

Hopefully his home country does something about this.

Maybe the British will do something, but i doubt it. 

I do know the USA's unofficial position it that you are responsible for your actions. You are responsible to understand local laws and customs before or "living" in a foreign country's. Unless it generates massive media coverage or violates international human rights, they will not intervene in local practices 

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6 minutes ago, scott h said:

Maybe the British will do something, but i doubt it. 

I do know the USA's unofficial position it that you are responsible for your actions. You are responsible to understand local laws and customs before or "living" in a foreign country's. Unless it generates massive media coverage or violates international human rights, they will not intervene in local practices 

Absolutely correct, clearly remember communication with the British Embassy about a national whom was about to loose his leg due to infection, no funds.....The were sympathetic but did nothing.

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2 hours ago, RBM said:

loose his leg

Was it screwed on...or a push-fit ? :89:

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4 hours ago, BC57 said:

If true I hope the national and international press get a hold of this. Hopefully his home country does something about this. This sheds a very bad light right on the Philippines. Two hospitals refused treatment. What ever happened to that oath doctors take?????? Disgraceful to say the least.

I seriously doubt this would be considered newsworthy, at least on an international level, sadly.  It's not like it's a revelation and would simply confirm what many outsiders believe to be the case here. 

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10 hours ago, RBM said:

I would not agree poor health care in Cebu. From this post I would agree poor access to health care, as others have said its sad they sat in the ambulance and not tried other hospitals very close by.

From my limited experience with hospitals in Cebu CITY or clinics I would say probably about as good as most general hospitals. Of course out in the backwoods hospitals are not equiped for much at all.

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