Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Gone wondering

Sorry to all of you out in netville, i know its been a while since my last post, but certain events did not allow me to post and now they are demanding i post. I started this blog to vent, and thats what i am going to do.

Recently, a very close friend of mine suffered from a condition that affected her health (i dont want to go into details). Calls to the emergency SOS doctors were answered with the response - 'this is too serious for us to deal with, get her to a hospital quick!'. So the ambulance was called and their response - 'It doesn't sound important enough, and besides we cant come now'.

I realise that the emergency services around the world are sometimes over - used. People call them when their is no need. The problem is just recently in Thessaloniki Greece, a report was released revealing that the Emergency Ambulances were corrupt, only responding to calls from relatives and friends and other 'special' people. Knowing this - knowing the amount of corruption that exists here - i am left wondering. What exactly happened that night...

sigh

4 comments:

abravanel said...

All the best for your friend and welcome back!

Internation Musing said...

emergency services corrupt...that doesn't sounds good.
hope your friend will recover
kindest
hans

graffic said...

Perastika for your friend.

Also I guess even people know that, they will continue voting the same political party again and again.

CaliforniaKat said...

That's horrible. I'd already heard about beds and rooms in hospitals being held aside for 'special' people or those who bribed considerably, but if one cannot even get an ambulance, I guess the only thing we can do is not get sick (ever) or fly out of the country when there is no strike.

I've already done the 'fakelo' and was none too happy when the surgeon said it wasn't enough. We had to call other people at 3 a.m. to come to the hospital with money.

I hope your friend is OK, and I missed you!!!