Melanie, our gracious host has asked these questions;
SHARE YOUR WORLD QUESTIONS
What is your opinion of the state of health care in your country? Adequate or inadequate? What could be done to improve it?
In my country, the concept of health insurance is just catching on. Mostly we select a doctor we want to see, get an appointment, and go there at their clinic. We pay out of our pocket mostly and many insist on cash as they don’t want the payment documented.
If one needs a surgical procedure, we can opt for a government hospital ( my husband was in government service all his career ) or a private one. The private ones are quite expensive but more reliable in terms of the care they provide.
Having explained this system, I still feel we are better off than the developed nations of the world as we can afford most of the treatments and doctor visits. The cost of medicines is also not very high.
I lived in the US for 5 years, off and on and I realized that medicines are 10 times the price which we pay in Pakistan. From what I read, doctor visits, medical procedures, and other treatments are also many times as expensive as they are here.
For our general population, the governance hospitals offer free treatment. There are many charities which offer free medicines to them too. We also have a few private hospitals which are run on donations from people and provide free treatments to poor people. I think perhaps we can do with more organizations to support free medical treatments for those who cannot afford it.
What are two words that describe you best?
Happy and impulsive
Do you have a morning routine? If so, what it’s like?
My morning starts early with my morning prayers. After that I have my breakfast, catch up with my blog and get ready to drop off my grandson at school. After coming back I get back to my blog, reading posts, replying to comments, and then writing my own posts.
What’s something that really makes your blood race?
At my age, I don’t get excited easily for any things much. Perhaps the blood has grown sluggish too. But getting angry is easy. I hate when people are unjust and unkind. That’s why I avoid news all the time.
Do you enjoy singing festive songs during *insert festive celebration that you observe to replace “Christmas” if it’s not relevant to you * Christmas carols or songs?
I am not much into singing songs. Though I listen to my select music list when I am blogging or just walking. Not a fan of Christmas music at all.
GRATITUDE SECTION (as always optional)
Feel free to share something that brings peace to you.
Being at ease with myself brings me peace. I try to be ahead of my daily chores and like to have a plan for my day under my belt. Spending time with my family, especially my grandchildren brings me a lot of joy.