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December 9, 2010

actions speak louder over words

 
Anti-asbestos activists meet Que. minister Group travelled from Asia to protest asbestos mineral’s export
Anti-asbestos activists from Asia make their case to the Quebec government Thursday. (CBC)Anti-asbestos activists from Asia brought their message to Quebec’s minister of economic development Thursday. The group met with ( my  useless  MLA) Clément Gignac, hoping to persuade him not to provide financial support for a Quebec asbestos mine.The Charest government is considering a $58-million loan guarantee to an Indian consortium that wants to reopen the Jeffrey mine near Asbestos Que., north of Sherbrooke. But the Asian delegation is asking the government to do otherwise. “Millions of workers in the developing countries are going to be exposed to the asbestos which is being exported from Canada,” said union activist Anup Srivastava from India. Of 13 original mines there is only one left in operation in Quebec extracting the cancer-causing mineral. Once valued for its heat resistance, flexibility and insulation properties, it is banned in many parts of the world, including the European Union. The delegation from India, Japan, Indonesia and Korea had hoped to meet with Premier Jean Charest, but Charest refused their request. Kathleen Ruff, a human rights adviser at the Rideau Institute, said it’s unacceptable that both Charest and Prime Minister Stephen Harper continue to defend the asbestos industry. “It’s inexcusable on the level of science, and inexcusable on the level of humanity. The only reason is politics, that they want to win the seat where the asbestos mine is located,” she said. http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2010/12/09/anti-asbestos-activists-meet-with-minister.html
 
“Harper and Charrest should be charged for exporting asbestos, a hazardous material, to developping countries, blocking its listing at the Rotterdam Convention and wasting taxpayers’ money in shameful propaganda with the Chrysotile Institute. Dear Prime Minister, Dear Premier Charrest, THE SCIENCE is there. There is no safe level of exposure to asbestos to anybody, black, white, big or small, male or female.
 
If you don’t listen to science, use your integrity and keep it strong. Do not cause harm to anybody on this planet for 500 jobs. We could buy each one of those 500 jobs with the $58 million gift contemplated to be given to the consortium. The poor workers who had been pressured to drop their earning to $14/hr would be more than happy to start local businesses with a a lump sum of $116,000. This would be a very good use of my taxpayer’s money.
 
All about money – gotta buy those votes! Nobody with money or in a position of power cares one bit about the welfare of people – especially about those who live in poor countries and/or who have brown skin.”
 
http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2010/12/09/anti-asbestos-activists-meet-with-minister.html
 
 
Mr. Charest, please pass the torch? Mr. Charest, please light the torch at least for you  would like us to be in the dark for a much too long  time..  In every politician’s career, there comes the time to throw in the towel.  http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2010/12/06/tasha-kheiriddin-mr-charest-please-pass-the-torch/
          
    

All of the governments, Canada wide are to blame for perpetuating the health-care mess, our bad health care systems

 

 
All of the governments, Canada wide  are to  blame  for perpetuating the health-care mess, our bad health care systems are collapsing under the weight of a medical incompetency and medical mismanagements. Our medicare  care is still broken, broken badly and needs immediate attention . People will still have to wait for needed surgeries.

Even the Alberta Health Services – the super board created in 2008 to run the province’s health-care system – gobbles up billions of dollars, funnels it through layers and layers of managers and administrators, and gives whatever little is left over to caring for patients.

Visit the Montreal West lakeshore General  Hospital penthouse and see the life of luxury the Hospital’s administrators  workers work in.

 Alberta Health Services has finally DECADES TOO LATE TOO upped the number of surgeries performed in the province so the announcement made still only  represents a roughly two per cent bump. A drop in the bucket. “ I wonder if Jack Davis, former chair of the now defunct Calgary health region has to “wait’ for his $250,000 per year pension cheque, all for 6 years of dismal and sub-par performance on behalf of the region. Probably not. Stelmach just doesn’t get it,yes people are upset by the state of Alberta’s health care system, however what is upsetting them even more is the continued and seemingly ever continuing mishandling of the problem. ”The new procedures conducted throughout Alberta will include cancer, heart, knee and cataract surgeries. THE REST OF THE PROVINCES IN CANADA SHOULD ALSO FOLLOW THESE BASICS. Always make sure patients are funded first. Former premier Ralph Klein, after leaving office, admitted his biggest regret during his 14 years as premier was caving to the special interest groups and letting them derail his plans to reform health care. “ “Now convince me that you’re REALLY trying to provide services instead of merely responding to public pressure before another election. “ “ Its absolutely incredible the “new promises” that elected officials can make when in front of the firing squad with their jobs on the line and the sweat just pouring off their eyebrows…….ISN’T IT “ “ The problem here is that most of the 5,000 surgeries have already been announced. “The worst part of all of this is that they think Albertan’s are honestly this dense. It’s great that they think they can buy us off with pocket change ($16.7 Million) while making their friends rich with unproven Carbon Capture money ($2 Billion), friends are hard to come buy, peasants are a dime a dozen.” 

  

When Premier Ed Stelmach also now  says “there is no crisis in health care” — his legislature mantra last week — he’s speaking against the direct experience of thousands of Albertans. http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/phoney+news+becomes+good+news/3950143/story.html

  
  Their cold indiffference to the sufferings of others is totally unacceptable.He is just like the other bad premiers, health ministers who only care about their own good welfare and no one else’s! Put them now rightfully all into jail for the criminal abuse of the Citizens, the neglect of their good welfare, health.
 
 
  
Hospital patients are often at least partially immobilized after they undergo a medical procedure. Even a relatively small operation like a minor knee surgery can leave a person bed-ridden for a short time. When a person cannot move around regularly, there is a chance that blood clots will develop in the large veins inside their arms and legs. If these clots break loose and travel through the body, they can end up in the patient’s lungs and cause serious medical complications or death. This is called a pulmonary embolism. Many of the blood clots that people develop while staying in the hospital could easily be prevented.  

Hamilton’s St. Joe’s Hospital  reports 12th C. diff-related death. Another patient with C. difficile at St. Joseph’s hospital has died, bringing the number of deaths during the current outbreak to 12. The total number of C. diff cases rose to 83 late last week — 51 cases in which the infection was acquired at the hospital and 32 who came in with it. The outbreak was declared on Nov. 1 after individual cases of C. diff were noted in October. C. diff is an infection causing severe diarrhea, nausea and painful cramping and can result in serious complications and death. Hospitals normally have about five C. diff cases per month. In 2008, Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital in Burlington had a large outbreak in which 91 infected patients died.  An outbreak would be declared if there are three hospital-acquired cases in one ward or one unit within seven days, At Hamilton Health Sciences, two of its hospitals, St. Peter’s and the General, have no C. diff cases, said spokesperson Agnes Bongers. Both the Juravinski Hospital and the McMaster University Medical Centre have fewer than five C. diff cases each.  http://www.thespec.com/news/local/article/308683–st-joe-s-reports-12th-c-diff-related-death

All C. difficile  outbreaks and related deaths at all hopsitals must be immediately reported…

C. difficile breaks out at B.C. hospital. A previous C. difficile outbreak at the hospital ended last summer, involving a total of 49 hospital acquired cases.In two of those cases, C. difficile was attributed to the death of the patient and in another two cases C. difficile was a contributing factor. All patients had underlying conditions. Housekeeping was a factor in the previous outbreak, but Marshall explained that the current situation has been attributed to a hand hygiene issue.Read more: http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/01/03/b-c-hospital-declares-c-difficile-outbreak/#ixzz1A31azxi7

B.C. hospital “There once was a time when a person went to a hospital to get better..now the odds of surviving a stay are worse than las vegas betting..meanwhile the health executives are getting bonus’s for saving money. Nanaimo Hospital is filthy. Take a walk down the halls and see the stains, spills, and dust bunnies. The private cleaners are stretched beyond their limits, given more things to do than there are hours in the day, all so VIHA can save money. Health care has gone back 100 years in quality since the Liberals came to power. It’s BC’s “dirty little secret”, but in the end is costing lives.”
          

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http://ezinearticles.com/?Preventable-Hospital-Deaths—Pulmonary-Embolism&id=3830164

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