What about other pregnant women?
I write concerning last week's historic delivery of six children to the young couple and wish to extend my congratulations to them. I also want to commend the team of doctors led by Dr Bassaw who attended the birth of T&T's and the region's first-ever sextuplets. The nation as a whole celebrates this occasion.
I now want to ask the Government and in particular the regional health authorities why they have been unable to afford this same special treatment to every pregnant woman who has ever entered the doors of any of the nation's health facilities. Didn't they too deserve to receive special treatment each and every time a baby was due to be delivered?
Even the nurses we heard of via the media rallied and were all excited and supported this delivery.
Citizens have suffered much at the hands of the health care system, be it nurses who are uncaring in how they treat pregnant women or patients who go to these health facilities, doctors who have shown scant care at times for persons who are ill or other health care professionals who just don't seem to care.
There are records to show of the many deaths that have occurred due to negligence, many babies who never even got a chance to live, and the list goes on. Trinidadians and Tobagonians often feel a sense of helplessness and hopelessness and no wonder. So T&T is the first in the region to deliver sextuplets. Good for us. Let us hope this can be a turning point in how we treat our own people, especially those who have to visit our health facilities.