Friday, 7 February 2014

Do You Care To Transform With Healthcare Reforms?

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Ed Northstrum rightly opined - "It's No Coincidence That Four Of The Six Letters Of 'Health' Are 'HEAL'."

In my humble opinion, it's the individual's mannerisms involving the upkeep of the physical being - the Human Body - the one composed of Flesh & Bones...

It's the choice, one has to make, to maintain one's temple...

The temple wherein the soul resides...
The temple wherein the soul is the eternal deity...

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And yet, when it comes to Health - Care Reforms, especially in a country of the likes of our Motherland, India...
A Blanket Of Silence Curtails The Requisite Amount Of Activity To Be Put In...
...To Bring This Burning Issue To The Surface...

There lies on the desk a two - edged sword...

At one edge - minuscule health - care facilities by the infamous Indian Government...

At the other - exorbitant health - care facilities by the famous, high - class Private Establishments...

The one poorly sandwiched in between - The Helpless Common Man!

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The scenario which meets the eye  is that of the common man being crushed - on one side by facilities which should be ashamed of being called 'facilities' at the least - and on the the other by the lavish ones - which are too proud to be addressed as 'facilities'...

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The Need Of The Hour?

Health - Care Reforms!

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Health Is Wealth, Since Ages, We've All Read...
Energizing The Body & Mind, Such Is Its Spread!
Abiding By This Age Old Adage, We March Ahead...
Liberalizing An Average Indian's Psyche, Silently It Led!
Tabulating The Terms - Facilities For Health Were Bred...
Health Is Wealth, In This Modern Age, We Saw It Instead!

Cautious, Carefully, This Novel Idea, We Thus Took Note Of...
Approaching These Facilities When Ever Need Arose, Thereof!
Realization,  However Took Its Tremendous Time, Above All...
Echoing The Fact - These, Were But,  A Facade Standing Tall!

Revealing The Harsh Truth, That These, Were Hollow...
Enabling Us To See, Not The Ones We Could Follow!
Facilitating, Not Us, But Their Fat, Fat Pockets, In Fact...
Openly Testify Stout Pockets - The Govt. Or Private Act!
Reverberated A Fact, That Common Man Stays In Deceit...
Maybe, Common Man Must Pave The Fitting Middle Street!
Say, Common Man To Common Man, Isn't That Fair Of All?

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The only message I wish to convey through this post is contained in the concluding lines of this poetry...
Maybe I am being far - sighted?
Or, maybe it's an honest citizen's unrealized dream? :)

I prefer neither the government, nor the private sector for health care.
I believe, one life stands up for another and that's how the chain of humanity takes shape...

Do You Care To Transform With Healthcare Reforms?

You tell me, if your opinion resonates with mine or misses the resonating frequency mark by, say a few Hertz? :P

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This post is a part of the WordPress Daily Prompts : 365 Writing Prompts program where the aim is to post at least one post a day based on the day's prompt.

Today's Prompt was a 'Free Prompt' provided to all of us, Guest Authors.

The Prompt is, Right To Health - 'Is Access To Medical Care Something That Governments Should Provide, Or Is It Best Left To The Private Sector? Are There Drawbacks To Your Choice?'

This is my First Post as a guest author to Project 365 : We Post Daily!

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20 comments:

  1. That is a good poem on such a serious issue.
    Great post!

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    1. Thanks for the appreciation, Indrani!
      Keep Visiting. :)

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  2. This is a Wealthy Post, Poonam.
    As Health is Wealth, so Healthy=Wealthy :)
    Very nicely written :)

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    1. Thanks for the generous compliments, Anita!
      Keep Visiting. :)

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  3. Nice post Poonam..I especially love the poem.. :-)

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    1. Thanks for the love, Maniparna!
      Keep Visiting. :)

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  4. Very well written. It was an important topic but, I did not believe it could be handled so craetively. You proved me wrong. You made it creative, explained the dilemma of the common man and expressed your opinion. I don't think I could have written anything so well on this topic.

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    1. This is so very humbling, Poornima!
      I believe I couldn't have written it better than this, too. This was my best attempt. :)
      Thanks for the kind appreciation.
      Keep Visiting. :)

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  5. Nice post Poonam !!
    Health is wealth but yes ur post is truly healthy, wealthy...on a serious note :)

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    1. Thanks for the appreciation, Veena!
      Keep Visiting. :)

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  6. A thought provoking and a beautifully written Poem, Poonam :) Kudos!

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  7. You have beautifully woven your thoughts on healthcare reforms in the form of this poem. It deserved to be a number 1 post. Each one standing up for the other is a very noble and realistic thought. Well penned! :-)

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    1. Thanks Rekha!
      This one sure went on to be at the Second Place - Closed Second to Naba!
      This post will always hold a special place...
      All I want to say is - Keep Bringing Those Prompts, Core Team!
      Keep Visiting and showering all the appreciation! :D

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  8. "he scenario which meets the eye is that of the common man being crushed - on one side by facilities which should be ashamed of being called 'facilities' at the least - and on the the other by the lavish ones - which are too proud to be addressed as 'facilities'..." - I LOVE THIS! :)
    Your extremely creative post is one of the best you have churned! Thanks a lot for writing this, Poonam! :)

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    1. "Your extremely creative post is one of the best you have churned! Thanks a lot for writing this, Poonam! :)" - I LOVE THIS TOO! :)
      Proud of the fact that my efforts are receiving such appreciation, Sakshi!
      Keep Visiting. :)

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  9. Wonderfully written Poonam. Loved how you used this serious topic and presented it in a less formal way.

    -Jaspreet

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    1. Delighted to host a new visitor onto the blog!
      Thanks for the appreciation, Jaspreet!
      Keep Visiting. :)

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  10. Better late than never. Just managed to read this now. And I must give you a standing ovation for taking such a serious topic and making it appear actually much interactive than the topic originally appeared. I am sure I will be visiting your site more :)

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    1. I'm glad you kept your promise Sid!
      Better late than never...
      I'm bowing down humbly for the standing ovation given to me...
      Be my guest! I'm happy to have a new regular reader onto the blog. You could join via Google Connect too...
      And, now that you've said it yourself - Keep Visiting! :D

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