OPINION

Health sector indisposed

Certain politicians persist in pretending that they have no idea what it means to be in charge of money that belongs to the state and the taxpayers, or what it means to be in a position of responsibility. One of the biggest domestic challenges that the state is currently facing is the incredible waste of funds and the rampant corruption that prevails at public hospitals, where it is widely believed you may be denied proper care if you don’t grease the right palms. One would expect that for hospitals especially, which are such a crucial sector, only the best and most honest administrators would be appointed to positions of trust. Instead, it is a well-known fact that a large majority of the administrative candidates that were eventually selected, and often with great delays, had political connections rooting for them. So, when looking at the dismal state of the country’s hospitals, what can one expect when the crucially important Health Ministry appoints politicians who have never done a day’s work outside the party arena.