Comments on: Love is My Only Insurance the practical spirituality of unconditional love Tue, 27 Jul 2010 11:12:14 +0000 hourly 1 By: Len Mon, 10 Oct 2005 11:09:26 +0000 You perception of life is quite unique, but tell me what would happen if you were nit hit by a bus but rather contracted an infectious disease that could kill you if untreated. What would live do for you then, I live in South Africa and unfortunatley our state health system is virtually non existant and in complete chaos. Without private helthcare here people die waiting to be attended to by a doctor.
I work as a volanteer paramedic, last night a 37 year old man had an epileptic fit or a siezure, myself and my partner treated him on scene then called ahead to one of the state hospitals in Johanneburg, we were told that they were too busy and that we should go elsewhere, to which I responded that their hospital was the closest. On arriving at the hospital I was expecting to see the place overflowing with patients waiting to be treated, you can imagine my surprise when I walked into the medical casualty department to see only two patients on beds and the room empty. In previous occasions I have been to this same hospital and seen people lying on the floor waiting to be treated.
Our call came in a 20h30, by the time we had handed the patient over and made sure that he would get the treatment that he so deparatley needed it was 22h30, we arrived at the hospital at about 21h00. If he was able to be taken to a private hospital he would have been seen with in minutes no questioins asked, he was lucky that he was not having a life thretening incident because he would have died waiting for treatment.
Please explain to my how love would have helped this patient or any others that I take on a dailt basis to state hospitals because they do not have medical insurance.