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The crazy authoritarian doctor

  • It is possible to change a corrupt system. You don’t need to form a political party. You just need courage!
- Guffadi

Jul 7, 2018-I think we are all tired of Dr KC now. Why is only Dr KC worried about the health care system and the quality of medical schools in this great country of ours when the rest of us are happy with the shoddy medical services provided for exorbitant fees and really don’t care if byaparis make billions by opening medical schools and providing substandard education to produce incompetent medical doctors? After all, investors in medical schools care more about profit than producing good doctors!

We have the best public hospitals in the world where medical equipments worth millions go to waste because our doctors don’t use it and instead refer patients to their private clinics. We have the best private hospitals in the world where a patient is charged thousands of rupees each day for tests that are not needed and the final bill comes to lakhs and either the family of the patient has to sell their land to clear the bill or just allow the hospital to take the patient hostage until the dues are cleared.

Yes, this is a nation where we have seen successive socialist and communist governments favour byaparis over common folks in all sectors. When will we get a government that really cares about the people and not pee on them instead? When will our corrupt netas stay home and go to our public hospitals for medical treatment instead of going to India, Thailand, Singapore and even Amrika?

Our former President needs someone from Amrika for his prostate. Our politicians believe that Desi doctors are better than our own. Instead of opening a world-class public hospital in the country, our chor netas waste millions of Rupees for medical treatment overseas. And we the people, don’t complain or take to the streets and hold our corrupt chors accountable for their misdeeds. We just whine and curse whenever we see our mini-Maharajas ride around Kathmandu in their luxury vehicles, followed by armed police wallahs.

But Dr Saheb is different. He is not after money, power or other freebies. He just wants the country to produce good doctors. He just wants the poor to get adequate health care. He just wants what’s best for the country when it comes to the medical sector. But our politicians don’t like him because most of them have shares in private medical hospitals or want to open medical schools to make some extra money.

Our great communists think Dr Saheb is a crazy, authoritarian and a general pain. Yes, a lone crusader fighting against the system is crazy. Where are our civil society folks? Where are our so-called Facebook activists?  Yes, we want people like Dr Saheb to lead the country instead of the usual pickpockets stealing our wallets all the time.

After all, most of our so-called communists have investment in colleges, hospitals and even NGOs in this land. Dr Saheb is against the medical mafia in this country. Why can’t the government establish medical schools in each province instead of allowing byaparis to make tons of moolah from private medical schools?

I think the man should just let it go and do his job instead of fighting the system. Yes, Dr Saheb, aren’t you tired of going on hunger strikes again and again? The crazy doctor is in Jumla and is now at the emergency unit of the Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS). It seems that our great Oli government doesn’t care about the quality of medical schools in this country. They just want to allow their near and dear ones make money from charging medical students tons of money to become doctors.

Our incompetent government wants Dr KC to die. Yes, that’s the truth and if Dr KC goes to heaven then there will be no one to complain, stage hunger strikes and fight against our mini-Maharajas! Dr KC is also not afraid to die. He tells us that he is ready to die in Karnali!

Dr Saheb has vowed to stay in Jumla until his demands are addressed. This crazy doctor just wants what’s best for this country when it comes to health care and medical education. Why can’t we stand up and support him. Aren’t we ashamed that this lone crusader is fighting alone against the medical mafia and yet most of us are least bothered about it?

Our incompetent government should put Dr KC in jail. This man is menace to the political establishment. He is a threat to our byaparis and politicians who want to make quick bucks from the medical sector. This man is a bad example to the youth. We have a Prime Minister who thinks big. We will be hopping on a train from Kathmandu to Kerung. We will be taking a ship from Kathmandu to Kolkata. We must allow our byaparis and netas to open as many medical schools in the country so that folks who can afford the fees can be doctors and our netas can profit from it.

God Bless Oli. God Bless our great comrades. Down with Dr KC, who wants to stop us from becoming the land of low-quality medical schools! At the end of the day, Dr Saheb will be remembered for his work in the medical field and his hunger strikes to bring reforms in the medical sector. What will Oli and his courtiers be remembered for? They will be remembered for nothing. Dr KC may die tomorrow but he will die happy knowing he did his best to fight against the corrupt system. One person is enough to shake the system. Just imagine if million of us took to the streets and began our own hunger strikes. Yes, it is possible to destroy the corrupt system of ours if we support each other to fight against our corrupt chors. You don’t need to form a political party. You just need courage!

Guffadi is a grumpy old man. You may contact him at maguffadi@gmail.com

Published: 07-07-2018 08:21

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