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    Kerala Chief Minister will be in US for treatment

    He had to postpone his treatment in US due to the devastating flood in his state. Indeed, Kerala suffered the worst flood in a century in August. The loss projected has been more than several thousand crores. Flood-ravaged people are still in terrible condition. Nature's fury has proved that human beings are nothing before the natural calamities.

    Now, the food situation is stable. So, the Chief Minister of Kerala, Mr. Pinarayi Vijayan, has left for the US for his treatment. He is being accompanied by his wife. The nature of his ailment is not made public. The duration of the visit is also not known (although some newspapers reported that the duration is three weeks).

    The only thing which is known that the cost of the treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester is being borne by the State Government itself.
  • #647415
    While I am glad that the CM of Kerala is being treated for his ailment in United States at the government expense for three weeks, I worry and feel sad about India and Indians not having a good medical facility to treat our political leaders.

    My question here is - Why do we choose foreign lands for our ailments? India being a large country with well qualified doctors/specialist studied in foreign lands, should we depend on foreign doctors to get treated? Or is it a passion to get treated in foreign lands?

    @ The public money is wasted for leaders for treatment in foreign hospitals.

    No life without Sun

  • #647416
    Just now I made strong protest over the Twitter on this action. On the one hand his appeal for donation for Kerala Floods is being televised and even now many organisations and people are collecting money to rebuild the Kerala, this man is in urgency to look after his own health. By the way he the same man who commented Yogi Adityanath that Kerala is good at Medical care. Then what forced him to fly US for medical treatment. By doing this he hurt the sentiments of Kerala people who are still fighting with many challenges to lead normal life. When good sense prevail on these politicians.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #647417
    Very recently, Smt. Sushma Swaraj and Shri Arun Jaitley, two leaders (and Union ministers) from a so-called capitalist party, underwent the kidney transplant at AIIMS. It seems the comrades have more faith in the treatment in a capitalist country (the USA) more than 'desi' treatment.
    Beware! I question everything and everybody.

  • #647419
    Mr. Parrikar, the Chief Minister of Goa, underwent treatment at a US hospital for a pancreatic ailment between March and June this year. He flew to the US again on 10 -08-2018 for a follow-up treatment and returned on 22-08-2018. He was admitted to a private hospital in Mumbai the very next day. On 30-08-2018, Mr.Parrikkar left for the US of A for treatment once again.
    So what is wrong in the Kerala Chief Minister going to the USA for treatment. There cannot be a different set of rules for different political parties. This is not the first time that ministers or lawmakers going abroad for treatment. Frivolous matters indeed.

    " Be Good and Do Good "

  • #647424
    Based on the requirements and severity of the ailment, the venue and timing of treatment will be decided. There is nothing wrong in going out of the state or out of the country if required for treatment. If we have facilities and the same can be done in India one should not think of going abroad for treatment. Probably the Goa CM and Kerala CM opted to go to USA due to non availability of facilities for their particular problem. Where as Jaitley and Sushma got it done here due to the availability of facilities here. We need not look beyond this. But one should not encourage to go foreign for treatment when the required facilities are available here in our country. Another thing we have to see is the affordability. Government paying all the money for the treatment may not be required if the leader is rich enough to manage the costs on his own. They are also getting fairly best salaries and countless benefits. Paying actuals for all the expenses will be very high and the necessity is to be carefully assessed and then decide on the limits will be a better option.
    always confident

  • #647426
    I think Mr. Vijayan could have opted for treatment in China, a great land for the comrades.

    Although Smt. Swaraj and Shri Jaitley could easily go to foreign land for the kidney transplant (which is a major medical process), they opted for AIIMS because of their faith on Indian doctors. So far as Shri Manohar Parrikar is concerned, he was advised by the doctors of Mumbai to go to foreign country for the treatment.

    Beware! I question everything and everybody.

  • #647479
    I give five stars for the comments by Partha vide #647417 & the first para in #647426.
    Proves again tat there is a huge gap between preaching and practising by politicians.

    It is ironical that the CM of a state termed as "the best state in the country in terms of healthcare performance, (as per) latest Health Index report, jointly prepared by the World Bank and Niti Aayog." goes abroad for his own treatment.

  • #647483
    For certain top officials in the Govt the facility of getting treatment outside is definitely a lucreative one and if opportunity comes they will like to avail it.

    Now the question comes that when already good facilities are available in the country why are they going out. Are they giving the permission for this as a self controlling official or taking the permission from PM office?

    If it is self controlling then there is no one to check it whether it is required or not.

    Knowledge is power.

  • #647490
    Since time immemorial, Indian comrades (and comrades of other countries also) indulge in this type of hypocrisy. They send their children to the USA and England for foreign education. They go to the capitalist countries for their own treatment. And they lecture common people about the evil designs of these evil capitalist countries.

    But people now have access to information. So, nowadays these comrades can't convince people (at least the middle-class people) so easily.

    Beware! I question everything and everybody.

  • #647491
    Few months back Kerala CM took treatment in Apollo Hospital, Chennai. Kerala CM also might get the same advice what Manohar Parrikar got from his physicians. Why politics on health issues and it is their personal preference.

    Why Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitely did take treatment in AIIMS instead of ordinary government hospital in their place?


  • #647492
    The ordinary Government hospitals don't carry out kidney transplants. Only top Government hospitals and medical colleges do.
    Beware! I question everything and everybody.

  • #647494
    So, what is your actual concern, Mr Partha? Does being a Communist make Mr Pinarayi any different from a normal human being? If the CM of Kerala has opted for treatment in the States, let it be so. You can't be dictating terms to all. Sushma or Jaitely may be different and we need not consider them to be path breakers.
    Mr Pinarayi Vijayan differed his treatment due to the floods in the State and have left for the States now after taking care of the situation. What worries you do not worry the people of Kerala (unlike our friend Mohan). A common man may not be able to seek such advanced treatments but why should we be bothered if someone (even if it is our CM) takes advantage of such an available facility. Health has got nothing to do with region, religion or caste. Remember!

    'Any fool can know. The point is to understand."- Albert Einstein

  • #647504
    The question is - Is India lacking medical facility and efficient/specialist doctors, and also the apparatus or equipment to carryout surgery? How can we become super power, if we cannot make ourselves comfortable with Medical facility which is foremost important activity for a country to prosper with its healthy citizens?

    @ Alas! Rich and thickly populated India with poor medical facility !

    No life without Sun

  • #647505
    #647494: Thanks for the advice full of very high-level wisdom. However, some 'cattle-class' people (quoting another contemporary great of Kerala) with very low intellect (like me, for example) may think about the contrasting attitude of the bourgeoise capitalists and the proletariats.
    Beware! I question everything and everybody.

  • #647508

  • #647512
    Thanks a lot, Partha for the adjectives and so is it Neeraj. Am glad that things could be placed as such. Good going!
    'Any fool can know. The point is to understand."- Albert Einstein

  • #647529
    The question was so simple. When India has the expertise of good medical attention, then why the leaders rush to other countries. And that too when they are in power ? And that too when the state is weeping ?
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #647553
    Mr. Mohan: "And that too when the state is weeping ?" So what the state is weeping? It is the right of the protectors of the proletariats to take expensive treatment in capitalist countries, for which the cost is to be borne by the flood-ravaged proletariats.
    Beware! I question everything and everybody.

  • #647562
    It's not a big deal & not for the first time but will continue to be in the future as well. What is surprising here is that few of us are justifying this act of treatment on overseas countries on the expense of our tax payer's money. It's good to get the logic behind the comments of Mr. Sun onto this context but for sure that we already have picked our sides & therefore it doesn't matter to us about what others have to say but instead we have to continue with predetermined script & preoccupied mind set. I am completely referring to the types of ideologies which we are associated with & while the rest is just a meaningless & baseless issues which doesn't bother us in whatever ways.

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