I was in the doctor’s surgery this morning as I have regular treatment. I saw something which frankly made me shudder. It’s a small thing however it still made me shudder.
A woman walked in with a gift for one of the doctors. The receptionist told her she would take it. The woman said “I was told she would be here today. I wanted to give it to her myself.” The receptionist said that she was due to be in today but she wasn’t there at the moment. The woman looked disappointed and hesitant to give the gift to the receptionist however she did so and then thanked her before wishing everyone at the surgery a Happy Christmas and New Year.
The receptionist then walked down the corridor, knocked on a door and voila, there was the doctor who wasn’t there at the moment. That sent a shudder through me. She did this brazenly. I was sitting in the waiting room just 30 or so feet away. This doctor by the way was the one who called me up and acknowledged that her phone calls were stressful to me, that she knew of my medical history (I’d had a near fatal pulmonary embolism which by the way is the first thing you see on the screen with my details when I’m being seen by the staff there) but was still trying to get me jabbed as she didn’t want me to go down on the system as a ‘refusal.’ That’s nice of her.
Anyhow and bearing in mind I am sitting in the waiting room clearly within earshot she said “I just did a naughty thing (followed by a chuckle). I lied and told a patient who brought you a gift that you weren’t here.” (Both women chuckled). She then made mention of the fact it was alcohol and things to eat (more chuckling) before standing there chatting and they were still doing so when I walked past them to the treatment room, a couple of minutes later.
They aren’t even bothered anymore to hide the fact they hold us in the greatest contempt. I discovered today that GP’s get £24 for 2 jabs administered but £0 for just 1, so if someone has the first and doesn’t want the second, the doctors get zero pounds which may be the reason for the insistent ‘chasing up’ phone calls from the surgery to get jabbed. On top of this they get an additional £30 for each booster administered. It would appear there may be a financial component for many to keep this thing going for the foreseeable.
Before all this happened a man was standing at the desk asking if the paperwork had gone through so he could register with the surgery. He was told to present his card (show his papers) to prove he had been fully vaccinated which he did. He was then told it would take a few hours before he was on the system. He even said “I know I can’t register at a new surgery without these” to which the same receptionist nodded.
We have genuine medical apartheid and no one seems to notice or care.
The man’s name was Simon. In my mind I was saying “Simple Simon met a pie man going to the fair.” The state of this country and by extension the world, really frightens me. The world is full of human jellyfish going along with whatever they are told while mercenary individuals would appear to be taking advantage. As soon as I am financially able to, I am going fully private. At least you know then where you stand. Better than falling under the spell that social care (which is compulsorily paid through our taxes here in the UK) actually has a caring component within it.