Government should pay for Omkar Persaud’s surgery abroad

Dear Editor,

In a time of super salaries and pensions for government workers, there is the story of Omkar Persaud whose family is still looking for money for surgery for him (Kaieteur News, November 29).

Nobody in Guyana would object if the government paid the full fees for all care for Omkar and any other child who is need of medical attention which is not available in Guyana.

Nelson Mandela had reportedly said, “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children,” and given that Guyana’s soul seems to be gradually eroded in the manifestation of different kinds of violence, we have one chance to redeem ourselves.

The Government of Guyana should be paying full medical bills for Omkar Persaud and any other child who needs medical care which is not available in Guyana.

Yours faithfully,

Vidyaratha Kissoon



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