WHY I CALLED JUBA TEACHING HOSPITAL A GRAVEYARD
By. John Apuruot Akec
It was not out of disprespect for our dedicated doctors and nurses who are sacrificing their time and striving every single day and night to save lives at JTH , for which they must be immensely appreciated.
JTH is a “Graveyard” for reasons beyond the control of our doctors and nurses. It remains a graveyard for political, structural, and financial reasons.
For as much as JTH is saving lives for the lucky few, so many more lives are needlessly being lost there for preventable reasons, including negligence (by uncommitted doctors and nurses), poor equipment, mismanagement, and poor incentive for doctors and nurses.
And in that sense JTH is a graveyard; not necessarily for everyone, but for so many patients. And one can safely say that JTH loses more lives than it could save. In fact, only the very desperate go to JTH because either for the lack of money to pay for private treatment, or because they felt sick at night. That is the context of JTH earning the description of a Graveyard, and I do stand by that until it is remedied.
My President, kindly intervene and help the MoH and UoJ fix JTH to save lives and not lose it every single day and minute.
Good healthcare is an election winner. It matters to all our citizens. And it is very urgent. It is will continue to haunt us.
Respectfully, I submit.
John Apuruot Akec