IRISH patients suffering from scoliosis, a medical condition in which a person’s spine develops a sideways curve, may have to travel to first world countries with modern day health care systems for surgery.
Nearly 300 young children suffering with scoliosis and living on the impoverished emerald isle are currently on a waiting list for surgery, with many suffering through years of crippling pain due to the country’s third world health service.
Charity television campaigns depicting the plight of Irish children suffering from the conditions have so far raised hundreds of thousands in places like Ethiopia, Sudan and Sierra Leone.
“I cry every time I see those poor Irish kids suffering on those BackSaver adverts, asking for £2 a month,” said Sudanese man, Charles Tombe, “how, in this day and age, can people still be suffering like that; young children too. It’s actually criminal the way their government is siphoning money away from important areas like health”.
In a bid to save face, the Irish government has since outsourced the medical procedure to first world nation, Germany, where surgeons will fly in from to visit Our Lady’s Hospital in Crumlin to assess young patients who are desperately in need of surgery to correct their scoliosis.
“I’m just glad the end is in sight,” 12-year-old Molly Jacobs told WWN, who has been suffering from a curvature of the spine since 2015, “people should not blame our government as they’re only doing what they can with very little means. It’s just the luck of the draw to be born in a developing third world country, like Ireland”.
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