I rant, but it actually saved me
If your travel plans do not include a medical insurance, do not come to South Africa. Due to corruption and unavailability of funds you will most
likely die like many South Africans if you get sick. Not because of our Doctor’s capabilities but because of the system.
South Africa cannot cope with available medical facilities for its own people and therefore developed a system that will take between 3-6 months to
reach the final stage to be helped. But if they think it’s not serious enough you are send home on a waiting list to be contacted when they have an
opening, which means your are placed in “file 13” Although emergencies are mostly handle more seriously do not expect to be helped. Personally I
was told one morning around 02:00 with a blood pressure of around 200 that I must go to the clinic because I wasn’t looking sick enough without a
simple blood pressure test. The clinic was able to see me around 09:00 and send me back to emergency because I was an emergency according to them.
Luckily I didn’t have a stroke.
While following the system I was lucky to eventually be admitted to be operated on. Then another test, oops, sir would you like to go home for the
weekend, come back Monday as we missed your theater time while waiting for your results.
Once back in hospital, there is one more test so you missed you theater time again. Then the student Doctor are send to explain that it’s to close
to holiday time and the labs are 2 weeks behind schedule. They only do emergencies over holidays and you must please come back next year with no
medicine or treatment plan.
Ok, 6 weeks of staying alive with natural remedies (trail and error). On arrival I was now told they must first find a new theater time for me, so go
home for another 2 weeks. I lost it and challenge them with the fact that they want me to die to save money, but were flatly told that more urgent
cases came in, using their red tape in the system to protect themselves. I ignored them and asked to see the professor in charge and one of the
surgeons came in calling himself a professor. Sir, you are a very serious case and we are struggling to get all the teams together at the same time
in theater for the 3 in 1 operation (thorax, diaphragm & hernia and intestine/kidney cancer). We will discuss your case to be prioritized (that after
about 4+ months).
I can even see what my next postponement will be. Sir you are now too weak/old to handle the 3 in 1 operation.
The plus point is that in this time my cancer tumor has shrunken because of my home remedy treatment. The remedy
in 2014 thread” seems to be working for me. They now only
have to remove my stomach from between my heart and lung which isn’t that big a deal in 2017 anymore. I also find that lots of crust garlic work in
my case to ease the stomach pressure on the heart for my fluctuating blood pressure (which I worked out myself). I also eat little but 8 times a day
to relive possible pressure.
Thank you Steve Biko hospital, your red tape government system helped me to look at natural products. I count myself lucky as very few people could.