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Don't Get Sick
Overheard in the Lautoka market.
First man, “The Lautoka Hospital is always full on Mondays and Tuesday, and the doctors are so slow, we go in the morning and get seen in the afternoon.”
Second man, “Well, don’t get sick. Look after your health so you don’t have to go there.”
This is a common conversation that I hear in and around Lautoka. I also overheard similar remarks when I was in Suva CWMH on the weekend. People complain about how the hospital is always full and it takes a long time to be seen. They never look at the limited resources available or at their own life style that often caused them to get ill and needing medical attention.
If people would look after themselves more, there would be less need to go to the hospital. And if more people looked after themselves, there would be fewer people at the hospital, calling on the help of its overworked staff and doctors.
I want to repeat that last line again.