Friday, August 24, 2012

August 5th

Maritza’s son

Today Maritza brought me a couple of prescriptions for her son who needs an operation.  Problem was the medicine was nowhere to be found in Barahona.  Turns out it’s the Barium you drink so they can do a scan oof his digestive system.  The Barium can only be found in Santo Domingo.  So we had to arrange for another Doctor to order the medicine to be shipped to Barahona.  The cost?  $20 – Not bad, but beyond his reach.  Isn’t it interesting that he could go to the Doctor, have the scan and any needed operation done for free as part of the National Health Plan.  But they would not supply the necessary medicine for the test needed.  It makes me wonder if part of the National Health Plan is to put obstacles in the way of healing these people.  It just doesn’t make sense.  Anyway, the medicine is on the way!

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