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Our Healthcare system vs our Human rights

18 March 2014, 07:35
I am writing this, extremely ill with sepsis. I'm not on a medical aid, although I had blood tests with a private doctor confirming this diagnosis. I also received a prescription for an anti-biotic.

Thus far the anti-biotic is not working for this life threatening condition. I phoned my doctor requesting a prescription for an intravenous anti-biotic, as my cousin is a paramedic and can set up a drip for me. I was told that it is not legal to supply me with a prescription for out patient use! I should go to a government hospital. 

1. I didn't ask for Morphine, Pethadine or any other addictive junkie drug, the doctor was the same one who diagnosed me 

2. Where are my human rights? I'm entitled to medical that could potentially prevent me from dying.

3. If I die, my family are going to sue the government, the Minister of Health, all the way down to the doctor who refused to give me a prescription. 

4. How can the State implement these laws, then they provide the people with the so called "Hospitals" that they do? People would rather risk death then go to one.

5. By denying me medical treatment, I have had my basic human rights violated, in no uncertain terms. 

Way to go, Mr Zuma! 

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