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Sep 20, 2007

The Buzz: Rx XtraZzzz

In addition to our discussion on the CNMI Public Health hanging on threads with its internal doctors and other medical professionals leaving the islands, reliable sources are advising the community especially those that are under medications to request from their physicians prescriptions of their medicine that would last them at least for six months. These sources are even telling them to get a year of prescribed medicines to secure themselves their required medication for their ailment.

Reason? Your doctors might just take a hike and board the plane off to somewhere else.

10 comments:

saipanboonieman said...

so what's up with all the fear mongering with doctors and all?

rev said...

lol. didnt mean to scare people. just letting them prepare...who knows....

Anonymous said...

(noni)i don't believe any good and decent doctor would just board a plane and depart without any notice to the hospital or patients directly under his/her care.

saipanboonieman said...

i dont think any of them have. i believe they've all worked for at least a little while under conditions unheard of in the US mainland. although i wish they wouldnt, dont know if i can really blame any of them for leaving.

Bruce A. Bateman said...

I think you wrung this one out already, Rev.

Josh said...

The best way to ensure an steady supply of US trained medical specialist would be to allow foreign borned but US trained and certified MD to come to Saipan and be able to fix their immmigration status after serving for a certain number of years.Just like the way it is done in all medically underserved area under the INS(now homeland security) jurisdiction.If this happens the day that we will see Cardiologist,Pulmonologist, Gastroenterologist, Radiologist,Rheumatologist and the other much needed specialties practicing in the CNMI all at the same time will not just be a mere wishful thinking but will become a reality.

rev said...

it's just a small note from the last one...;-)

bradinthesand said...

and for only $3.55 an hour too! noni, you're brilliant!


sorry for the sarcasm because aside from my little joke you have a decent point there.

Pragmatic Plato said...

perhaps we can count on cuc to ensure that the airport does not have power. that will prevent the doctors from boarding the planes to leave saipan.

Anonymous said...

(noni) that's right... little by little everythings seems to stop when the power's out... passengers can't deplane, teachers can't teach, motor vehicles personnel can't accept documents...

but cutting off the power will affect the area around the airport... why don't we just cut to the chase and chain them to the walls. send the nurses in to clean and feed every few hours...

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