HEALTHCARE FOR THE PEOPLE- THE PROBLEM FOR JAMAICA, USA, EUROPE AND OTHER COUNTRIES. THE POOR SUFFERS THE MOST IN ANY SITUATION. WHAT MY EXPERIENCES OF MANY YEARS TEACHES ME.

Excerpt (c) RAS CARDO SPEAKS FOR THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE PEOPLE

WRITTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE

SHARING IS CARING. EDUCATION IS LIBERATION.

THIS IS SUCH A COMPLEX ISSUE AS THE SYSTEM HAVE MADE IT TO BE, THAT JUST A CASUAL OVERVIEW WILL NOT SUFFICE TO SHOW THE DETAILS OF THE MANY COLOSSAL FAILURES INHERENTLY BUILT INTO IT.

LET ME MAKE THIS STATEMENT: HEALTHCARE FOR THE PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE TO BE A PROBLEM. IT BECOMES A PROBLEM WHEN IT IS STRUCTURED IN WAYS WHICH TRIES TO IGNORE THE HUMAN CONDITIONS AND TO REPLACE THEM WITH GREED, AND THE MOTIVES FOR PROFIT.

I HAVE WORKED THE SYSTEMS FOR YEARS IN SEVERAL COUNTRIES AND HAVE SEEN EXACTLY HOW IT WORKS.

THE MOST MALIGNANT PROBLEM IN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE IS – THE PROBLEM OF DELIVERY. I HAVE SAID THIS, LECTURED ON IT, AND WRITTEN ABOUT IT FOR YEARS.

WHEN I FIRST SAW THE OBESITY IN CHILDREN IN RADIOLOGY, I SPOKE TO HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATIONS ABOUT IT, BUT IT WAS IGNORED. I THEN WROTE IT IN ONE OF MY BOOKS WHICH I PUBLISHED. NOW I SEE THE MEDIA HAVING A FIELD DAY OVER THIS SAME PROBLEM.

I AM NOT AT THIS POINT GOING TO SPEAK ABOUT HEALTHCARE AMERICA. THIS TIME  I WILL SPEAK ABOUT HEALTHCARE IN JAMAICA.

I WILL SPEAK ABOUT  SPECIFIC ISSUES IN THE COLOSSAL FAILURES OF THE HEALTHCARE OF MY JAMAICAN PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY IN CASES WHERE IT INVOLVES WHAT WE CALL-PREVENTABLE DISEASES.

IN WILL SAVE THE CASE OF BREAST CANCER IN WOMEN FOR ANOTHER TIME.

DELIVERY OF CARE FOR MY JAMAICAN PEOPLE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A PROBLEM. SO MANY LIVE IN REMOTE AREAS WHERE THERE IS NO ACCESS TO HEALTH PROFESSIONALS IN TIMES OF URGENT NEED.

THE EDUCATION OF OUR PEOPLE AS FAR AS THEIR HEALTH GOES IS SEVERELY LACKING. THE POOR, THE UNEDUCATED, ILLITERATE, AND DISPOSSESSED ALWAYS FALL THROUGH THE CRACKS.

MEN, BE THEY IN JAMAICA OR ELSEWHERE DO NOT READILY SEE THE NEED TO CHECK ON THEIR HEALTH CONCERNS, OFTEN WHEN IT IS TOO LATE, BEING DRAGGED INTO THE HOSPITAL BY THEIR FEMALE CHILDREN OR SPOUSES.

PEOPLE OFTEN DIE IN THE GHETTO FROM VIOLENCE AND OTHER SUDDEN ONSET OF DISEASE WHEN THEY COULD HAVE BEEN SAVED.

I AM HOPING THAT THOSE WHO READ THIS WILL SEE THE NEED TO HELP THOSE PEOPLE TO LIVE.

THE ABILITY TO ADMINISTER -CPR- BY THOSE WHO COULD READILY BE TRAINED IS LACKING.

WORKING WITH MANY JAMAICAN DOCTORS BOTH IN AND OUT OF THE ISLAND, HAS SHOWN ME THE CONCERNS AND PROBLEMS THEY CONTINUALLY FACE TO CARE FOR THE PEOPLE.

RESOURCES, WHERE ARE THE RESOURCES? WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MANY HEALTHCARE SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT SHIPPED FROM THE USA, CANADA, CHINA TO JAMAICA?

THERE IS A SILENCE BORDERING ON MALIGNANT NEGLECT IN THE COLOSSAL FAILURE OF THE HEALTH SYSTEM TO CARE FOR THE PEOPLE.

I KNOW THESE THINGS FOR A FACT THAT DISEASES SUCH AS HIV/AIDS MANY JAMAICANS FEEL THAT IF IT IS NOT ON THE NEWS, THEN IT MUST BE OK.

I KNOW FROM A FACT THE MANY CASES OF MEN DYING FROM PROSTATE CANCER WHICH COULD HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED AND/OR CURED IF CAUGHT ON TIME.

I KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE DIE FROM -COLO-RECTAL CANCERS WHICH CAN BE CAUGHT AND EVEN PREVENTED BEFORE A SPREAD.

MANY WHO HAVE SUFFERED FROM VARIOUS EYE DISEASES SUCH AS -GLAUCOMA, AND RETINAL VEIN OCCLUSIONS CAN BE HELPED BEFORE ITS TOO LATE.

I KNOW THAT MANY WHO WORK IN INDUSTRY DIE FROM RESPIRATORY ILLNESSES, AND CANCER SO RESULTING THEREFROM SUCH AS- MESOTHELIOMA.

THE STRESS ALONE RESULTING FROM THE WORRIES OF THE DAY TO DAY STRUGGLES HAS A DIRECT LINK WITH THE HYPERTENSION AND CARDIAC PROBLEMS AFFECTING MANY.

TO EDUCATE THE PEOPLE IS TO HELP THE PEOPLE. JAMAICANS ARE SMART, INTELLIGENT, RESILIENT, AND RESOURCEFUL, EVEN IF THEY DID NOT GO TO COLLEGE.

I KNOW THAT THE TECHNOLOGY IS NOW AVAILABLE WHERE WE CAN HAVE SEVERAL HEATH PLATFORMS BUILT TO CONNECT AND TO SERVE THE PEOPLE IN REMOTE AREAS, OR PLACES WHERE THE HEALTHCARE WILL NOT EASILY REACH THEM.

I AM USING THIS AS ONE MEDIUM TO SOUND THE ALARM AND TO CALL ON THE PEOPLE AND THE GOVERNMENT OF JAMAICA TO FOCUS ON THE HEALTH OF THE PEOPLE. THE POOR ARE NOT ABLE TO FLY TO MIAMI TO GET MEDICAL CARE.

I AM CALLING ON THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION TO FOCUS ON THE EDUCATION OF THE PEOPLE AS TO THEIR HEALTH.

THEREFORE: MR . RONALD, GEORGE THWAITES- WHOM I WENT TO ST. GEORGES COLLEGE IN THE 60’S, I AM ASKING YOU TO HELP THE PEOPLE .

I MUST ASK THE NOW- MINISTER OF HEALTH TO DO THE SAME.

BREAKING NEWS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST PROSTATE CANCER:

THERE IS NOW A TEST KNOWN AS – 4KSCORE.

BASICALLY, IT IS A BLOOD TEST WHICH MEASURES THE LEVELS OF 4 DIFFERENT  BIOMARKERS CALLED- KALLIKREIN PROTEINS.

TOTAL PSA, FREE PSA, INTACT PSA, AND HUMAN KALLIKREIN 2.

THESE VALUES ARE USED IN COMBINATION WITH THE PATIENTS DRE( DIGITAL RECTAL EXAMINATION) IN AN ALGORITHM TO CALCULATE THE RISKS OF  FINDING AGGRESSIVE PROSTAE CANCER WITH A GLEASON SCORE OF 7 OR ABOVE.

IT IS MY HOPE THAT THESE AND OTHER DIAGNOSTIC TESTS BECOME AVAILABLE TO THE DOCTORS AND LAB TECHNOLOGISTS TO SERVE EACH AND EVERY JAMAICAN.

I HAVE SAID THIS BEFORE- SALUS POPULI SUPREMA LEX. LET THE SAFETY OF THE PEOPLE BE THE SUPREME LAW. 

(c) RAS CARDO SPEAKS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY.

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