Saturday, February 10, 2007

Keeping up with Ambulance Service

Shelby county is in dire need from a lack of Ambulances. With only six for the incorporated areas including Germantown and Collierville, the service is desparate.

I came across another story in this case it is about patient dumping. I don't know how our fellow americans can participate in this. I don't know how a hospital can participate in this.

"Paraplegic allegedly 'dumped' on skid row
L.A. police say man was dropped off in front of dozens of witnesses by van linked to Hollywood Presbyterian hospital."

By Andrew Blankstein and Richard Winton,
Times Staff WritersFebruary 9, 2007
(found at the Los Angeles Times site:

"A paraplegic man wearing a soiled hospital gown and a broken colostomy bag was found crawling in a gutter in skid row in Los Angeles on Thursday after allegedly being dumped in the street by a Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center van, police said."

"The incident, witnessed by more than two dozen people, was described by police as a particularly outrageous case of "homeless dumping" that has plagued the downtown area. "I can't think of anything colder than that," said LAPD Det. Russ Long, who called the case the most egregious of its kind that he has seen in his career."

"There was no mission around, no services. It's the worst area of skid row."Los Angeles Police Department detectives said they connected the van to Hollywood Presbyterian after witnesses wrote down a phone number on the van and took down its license-plate number."

For the complete article click here.

Where do the homeless go?
Where do the mentally ill go if they have noone to help them?
Where do the poor go if they have no income or not enough to support themselves?
Many times our pets and zoo animals are treated better then our fellow humans. You can help today, write, call, fax or email your representatives, Governor Schwarzenegger, and your newspapers.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
State Capitol BuildingSacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-445-2841Fax: 916-445-4633

To send an Email to the Governor please click here.

Even if you do not live in California, please contact your Congressmen/women
For your Representatives click here.

For your Senators click here.

This is one reason why I am for John Edwards for President. He has put forth a Universal Health Care Plan.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We all need to be involved in this issue. This is so bad, I can't believe this has happened