CAPE VERDE'S FAILED HEALTH CARE: ITS 21ST CENTURY PLAGUE

CAPE VERDE’S FAILED HEALTH CARE: ITS 21ST CENTURY PLAGUE

It’s shocking an horrific that Cape Verde’s failed health care system has claimed another victim, but it is, unfortunately, not surprising. The latest victim’s name is Sandra.

Though little was publicly known about Sandra, her image had been circulating for about a month now on social media as the Cape Verdean community on Facebook sought urgently to help her by having her evacuated to Dakar, Senegal, for medical treatment.

From the details that have been revealed, Sandra was suffering from cancer, stomach cancer. It is revealed that she had been diagnosed with the illness about roughly 6 months ago.

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Sandra had two children and the further her condition deteriorated all she could think about was her children. Sources revealed, “Sandra’s biggest preoccupation was her children. What would become of her children after she was no longer around.”

As a matter of fact, doctors in Cape Verde deemed Sandra’s health condition as terminal, though what led them to this determination is unclear, therefore she was sent to die at home.

AS HORRID AS IT SOUNDS, IT’S WHAT HAPPENED. IT’S SOMETHING INHUMANE AND EVIL, TO SAY THE LEAST, TO SEND A PERSON WITH CANCER TO DIE AT HOME IN THE VIEW OF HER CHILDREN COUPLED WITH ALL OF HER PHYSICAL PAIN.

The grievance and outcry among Cape Verdeans on social media is resounding as they demand to know why the poor and underprivileged are destined to such a painful, tragic, dolorous and gradual death if they fall ill to such diseases.

Cape Verde’s health care has failed Sandra and numerous others, yet no one is held accountable. To the contrary, the people that should be held responsible are protected by politicians of Cape Verde, as in the case of medical negligence that led to the death of four year old Sheron.

The Facebook Live video below exemplifies the outcry among Cape Verdeans. A pregnant mother in the island of São Vicente, Cape Verde, went to the hospital due to chronic pains was told by medical doctors that everything was normal. Eventually, after an unspecified time, it was discovered that the cause of her pain was because her baby was dead in her stomach. Doctor’s in Cape Verde went ahead and removed the dead baby and one day later the mother also dies.

There’s a cry among Cape Verdean’s for justice as there is no repercussion for medical negligence in Cape Verde.

Cape Verdean’s want a health care system that works and works for all, not only for a selected few as was the case with the Mayor of Praia, Cape Verde, Óscar Santos.

Óscar Santos was shot in the arm by two bandits. His injury was not life threatening and he was actually in such stable condition that he was released from the hospital shortly after being shot. However, within two weeks he was evacuated to Portugal for further screenings, etc. During that time Sheron, a four year old girl, died after waiting almost two months for medical evacuation.

In the report below, released about three months ago, Cape Verde’s Television came under fire because this report included a recorded audio conversation where the former inspector of health in Cape Verde states there has been 24 cases of unwarranted deaths in Cape Verdean hospitals in a nine month period. She states unwarranted, falling short of stating medical negligence…for reasons we do not know.

Cape Verde’s government officials themselves testify that Cape Verde’s health care system is failed by the mere fact that they don’t really use it for themselves or family members. For example, as in the case of Cape Verde’s prime minister’s father, he resides in America in order to receive adequate medical treatment.

Cape Verde’s congress persons (deputados) will generally travel to either Europe or America to receive medical treatments and/or for check ups. This is usually the case with the political elite of Cape Verde.

CONCLUSION

CAPE VERDEAN’S WANT A HEALTH CARE SYSTEM THAT WORKS AND WORKS FOR ALL!

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