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Friday, 9 October 2009

'Immigrants and their desendants keep the NHS afloat' Fareena Alam

If you believe the comments of 'journalist' Fareena Alam, the NHS would collapse without recent/2nd generation immigrants. Forward the video to 7.24 to hear her wisdom.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf2mZBsiUaE

A brief amount of research into which groups cost the NHS more suggests a different reality.

1. More than 80% of people with Aids come from Africa.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/background_briefings/aids/342257.stm

2. The researchers wrote in a new report appearing in the November issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine that black HIV rates are 10 times higher than white Americans.

3. • Not everyone who has a sickle gene is black. However, one black Briton in ten could become the parent of a child with sickle cell disease.
http://www.webhealth.co.uk/a_to_z_of_health/sickle_cell_anaemia.asp

4. Most adults in northern Europe and North America are able to absorb lactose. However, the majority of the world's population is lactose intolerant.
http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/diseases/facts/lactoseintolerance.htm

5. Black people now make up 30%of in patients on medium secure psychiatric wards ( U.K population is %2 black Wikipedia).
http://www.blackmentalhealth.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=658&Itemid=117

6. Compared with the white population, Type 2 diabetes is up to six times more common in people of South Asian descent and up to three times more common in those of African and African-Caribbean descent.
http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/Browsable/DH_4899972


7. The cost of diabetes to the National Health Service stands at approximately £1 million per hour, and is increasing rapidly, a new report indicates. As many as 2.75 million people in the UK now have diabetes, the latest figures show.
http://www.diabetes.co.uk/news/2008/Oct/cost-of-diabetes-hits-gbp1-million-per-hour.html

Not surprisingly Fareena writes a column in the Guardian newspaper. The other issues which affect the health service are perhaps harder to prove. Have immigrants poor hand washing standards contributed to, or created, super bugs in our hospitals? Is Arthur Kemp speaking rationally when he suggests female Muslim staff, refusing to wash their forearms, is a conduit for infection and the spread of pathogens? Bearing in mind super bugs are a post enrichment phenomenon i would advance that he is . ic1male.

1 comments:

Dowlish 16 October 2009 at 16:13  

This is a very interesting post. It's good to keep up this sort of research.

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