Saturday, January 30, 2010

Fatal insensitivity

The Haiti earthquake has devastated the country beyond recognition. The American government acted with a remarkable sensitivity and rushed succour to thousands of the dispossessed. Hundreds of critically wounded Haitians were airlifted to hospitals in Florida and other neighbouring states for emergency treatment. Unfortunately that has now come to an abrupt end. Florida's governor has pleaded inability to take in any more injured unless the Federal government bears the cost of treatment. This tiff between the state and the federal government is bound to cause a bad name to the U S despite their earlier aid. Maybe philanthropists like the Gates Foundation can step in. In the meanwhile, time is fast running out for the critically injured and fractured.

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