Saturday, December 29, 2012

Why Did Politicians Send Victim to Her Death?

The young lady was suffering from a serious infection, and therefore was in no condition to undergo any kind of transplant operation. Such transplant operations require the use of immuno-suppressant drugs to prevent organ rejection, and that's something you just don't do to someone suffering from severe infection. They should have waited another few weeks before transferring her.

The decision to transfer this patient who was in such precariously fragile health was obviously a political one. The ruling politicians decided that sending her abroad to Singapore 3000 miles away, out of sight and out of mind, was the most effective way to get the whole episode to fade from public attention sooner. The last thing they wanted was for crowds to be holding vigils outside her hospital, keeping this story - and public discontent - in the headlines.

By sending this fragile and helpless patient abroad, the rulers hoped to extinguish the protests that threatened them. In doing this, they extinguished her life. This girl was violated twice - first by the brutes who mutilated her, and then again a second time by the selfish politicians who sacrificed her health needs to serve their own political needs first.

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