- A private legal practitioner has criticized government over the health trip by Dr. Bawumia
- Korli Glover wonders why politicians should express less belief in the health care they built
A Ghanaian doctor has expressed grave dissatisfaction over government's decision to fly the vice president, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, to the United Kingdom (UK) for medical treatment.
The government had earlier released a press statement over the ill health of the vice president. To this end, the minister of information, Mustapha Hamid has assured in a press release that Dr. Bawumia is doing very well and that will resume normal work duties shortly.
After the departure of the vice president to London, there has been a heated debate over whether or not the vice president made the best choice by seeking a medical leave abroad.
A medical doctor, Korli Glover, has expressed disappointment over Bawumia's decision.
The medical practitioner, who lost his father die to the inefficiency of Ghana's health delivery system, wonders why the country's health system is still very weak and fragile.
"I am doing my part but the people who handle my taxes deem it fit to fly out for medical care and leave the ordinary man in the shithole of a health system. As a dentist in the UK or US, I would make loads of cash but I chose to stay and contribute my quota," he stated.
Reacting to Bawumia's medical trip to the UK, the aggrieved doctor asks; "Are politicians special human beings to be treated outside while they leave us in the rot they set up and control?"
Meanwhile, government says it is unsure of the date the vice president will be returning from his medical trip, as the Minister of Information argues that Bawumia's trip is to aid him have enough rest.