Skip to comments.Kenya hospital imprisons new mothers with no money
Posted on 12/28/2012 10:36:02 AM PST by redreno
NAIROBI, Kenya - The director of the Pumwani Maternity Hospital, located in a hardscrabble neighborhood of downtown Nairobi, freely acknowledges that he detains mothers who can't pay their bills.
I guess Obamao has some thinking to do, don’t he.
Too bad this wasn’t in place when Obama was born...
Maybe the son can do the time now anyway.
This is the kind of healthcare/welfare reform I could support.
I once spent a night sitting with a friend who was hospitalized in Kenya due to a road accident. 41 patients on that ward.
10 (including my friend) were one person to a bed.
17 were two to a bed.
The rest were three to a bed,counting those sleeping under the bed. These were probably family members there to help the patient.
Sometime in the wee hours of the night I realized that of the 10 who were one to a bed, two of those were dead. When I mentioned it the next morning, I was told that the doctor would not sign the death certificate & release the body until the bill had been paid.
It gave a whole new appreciation for the expression “dead beat debtor”
All cultures are equal, right? /s
They should do this in the US, even going so far as forcing the mothers to work in the fields until the bill is paid. I would have no objection; some of these “mothers” haven’t had a W-2 issued in their “families” in several generations...