The Malta Independent 6 December 2021, Monday

Pocket dictators

Sunday, 8 August 2021, 07:47 Last update: about 5 months ago

It is despicable of the MUMN to use patients to force government's hand in the petty dispute it has in connection with triaging.

Blackmail is the only name I can find for the situation.

Is it so onerous for a nurse to ask a person whether he has been abroad or whether he/she has had any contact with a Covid sufferer? Why deploy a doctor to such a simple task?

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Perhaps the aim is to win some new allowance for nurses?! Perhaps the MUMN could seek its membership's opinion about the matter, and about its directive.

All I know is that on Sunday, 25 July I had to receive treatment to a wound which I have following a bike accident last month. Up to now I always had the best treatment but on Sunday I was told to call at my town's polyclinic the following Wednesday for a change of dressing. On the day the nurses told me that they could not treat me because they were following a directive. I can't blame them. I was then told to call on the following day but to check beforehand to see if the directive had been lifted. Up to the time of writing, the directive is still on. I suppose it would be alright for my wound to remain unattended and to fester, so long as the MUMN gets what it wants.

The thing is there are too many petty pocket Hitlers in this country!

 

Roger Mifsud

Rabat

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