A worthwhile visit by FNC

FNC members Ahmed Al Ameri, Salem Al Ameri,  and Salim bin Huwaidan, speak to a patient at Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital in Umm al Quwain. Sarah Dea / The National
FNC members Ahmed Al Ameri, Salem Al Ameri, and Salim bin Huwaidan, speak to a patient at Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital in Umm al Quwain. Sarah Dea / The National

Federal National Council representatives know that they cannot be effective in solving problems unless they make the effort to see problems first hand and gauge the opinions of people they are representing. This explains why an FNC team decided to visit the Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital in Umm Al Quwain on Monday.

As The National reported yesterday, the visit followed complaints by members of the public about the care provided. This included a lack of Arabic-speaking staff, long waiting times in accident and emergency and delays for patients undergoing operations.

Some might argue that politicians should be concerned with the state of health care in general rather than attempting to micro-manage an individual hospital, but this is still a good example of the relevance of the FNC to people’s everyday lives. One hopes that the care they give to a problem at the beginning will help them realise decent results in the future.

Published: December 16, 2014 04:00 AM

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