Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Prince Hamzeh Hospital - again!

There is an interesting and sad article about foreign domestic workers in Jordan in this month's JO magazine. It is tragic to read how many of them are fatally or badly injured and what happens to them.

The treatment of Hussein's (who-sane) father in the Prince Hamzeh Hospital has rightly caused a big splash here and the JO article underlines the conditions in this hospital - just to quote a couple of paragraphs -

'Her friend, Irangani, had not come to see her yet, she explained, as she lay prone on a dirty bed in Prince Hamza hospital........ Her other arm was propped up on gauze cushions looking swollen and distorted, caked with dried blood. The cap from a used hypodermic lay next to her face. Large, visible pieces of dirt and flakes of dead skin covered the sheets....' 'All four patients confirmed that the nurses at Prince Hamza didn't provide even basic care - something that was visibly corroborated during interviews.'

I do hope the Ministry of Health employees will understand that when complaining about a problem in their sector it is usually because we want to see Jordan improve. A positive response to complaints will always disarm the complainer and make people feel that somebody cares and that something positive will be done. Let us hope that the conditions in this hospital will soon improve. T


Anonymous A Criminally Incompetent Son of Wasta said...


Tuesday, September 11, 2007  
Anonymous Bublish Baber said...

You are so naive. do you think ministry of health officials care for jordan or for jordan's image? this is just a scare tactic to shut poeple up so they can get away with anything. When things go wrong that can harm jordan's image, the buck stops with the perpetrators. They harmed Jordan, not those who acted to stop them. And for the record, this ministry of health officials, if they really care for Jordan, they would do their best to put the right person in the right place so fiascos like these would not happen and jordan will not be harmed. but because all these guys care about is their wallets, jordan and jordanians can go to hell. So pleeeeezeeee stop apologizing to people who could care less for Jordan and care only about being exposed.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007  
Blogger joladies said...

Some of the comments posted on this subject just make me want to cry (or spit!). I LOVE Jordan and have lived here since 1964 by choice. I wanted to delete the first comment but decided to leave it in to show how some people are so ill mannered. Nobody, no-one and no country is perfect. If we kept out mouths shut then we would be doing Jordan a disservice. Just look at the arguments and criticisms over the National Health Service in UK - it is healthy to take people and institutions to task for the good of the people. No one should be so complacent that they think they are above criticism.

I just hope that stories such as this one will change a few things and that people will learn lessons and to remember that (to refer to a previous blog by J) 'treat people how you would like to be treated'. Just posting rude and crude comments sends a message that Jordanians cannot take criticism or they are just being extreme. T

Tuesday, September 11, 2007  
Anonymous kinzi said...

T, so sorry you got dumped on by the trolls. They really picked the WRONG lady to accuse of that!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007  

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