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Opinions of Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Columnist: Tawiah, Francis

Good Day! Madam Anita De Souza

Well! since I don't know what you use to drink or the sort of drug you use to take that makes you so distraught, let me first ask you if all is well with you, I hope not, because you sounds like an octogenarian.

Why am I saying this? because you seems to be having some abnormal day dreaming, judging from your immodest advise to the Ghanaian people to consult Traditional Doctors while medical Doctors Are On Strike.

Did you ever think about those of the Ghanaian people living in the cities, pertaining to consulting traditional Doctors? What about people who must be urgently, undergo an emergency operation surgically? You mean the Traditional Doctors must use the "rest bones" from the NDC, cutlasses and knives to undertake surgical operations, isn't it?

The loose and by-heart talkative, who doubles as the National Women's Organiser of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Anita De Souza has urged Ghanaians to consider using 'Traditional Medicine' whiles doctors are on strike so that the nation will not lose innocent souls due to doctors action.

Speaking on Adom FM, Anita De Souza believes and traces back to (primitive days) 100 years ago that, while doctors are waiting on Government to hear their dilemma, Ghanaians should not hesitate to practise the use of herbal medicine for survival. ?We must encourage the use of traditional medicine because that is very helpful and will go a long way to help the deprived ones. Again we must educate the public on prescriptions, it is worrisome, and people just take medicines anyhow."

I wonder which kind of medicine Anita De Souza is talking about.

She went on pathetically saying ?Government must help to revamp the traditional medicine and stop the importation of China medicine that are sometimes expired before reaching Ghana. Traditionally, our herbal medicines here are good,? she advised but she forgot to tell the government to import better medicine from other countries instead of half chalk half medicine from China.

The totally confused NDC so-called organiser couldn't halt but proceeded to blow more shit, that ?government should hand over all public hospitals to the security services like the police and military hospitals, because no matter what the situation may be, they will never embark on a strike?.

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has given indication to government that, it would stimulate the second stage of their strike if their grievances are not been addressed as soon as possible.

Dr. Frank Serebour who is the General Secretary of the Association is said to have disclosed that doctors will activate the second phase of their strike by suspending emergency service that will come before them if government turns death ears on their plight.

It is very sad that Anita De Souza could not make any sensible promise to the Doctors as to what their government will put in the pipe line for the aggrieved Doctors who are very much needed but rather tried to infuriate the Doctors who are fighting for their existence.

FRANCIS TAWIAH (Duisburg - Germany)