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Pakistani schoolgirl shot by Taliban sent to UK for treatment

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by AlMiles, Oct 15, 2012.

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  1. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

    She was already being treated in Pakistan by a seconded husband and wife team from the NHS. I think it is a very clever and sensible move for her to receive the treatment she needs in the UK.
  2. I'd happily let her jump the queue ahead of me.
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  3. But why doesn't Pakistan have such medical staff? The girl was a campaigner for female education, that's why she was shot. Perhaps if they hadn't kept 50% of their population out of education, they might have enough skilled medics to do the work?
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  4. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

    Partly because an awful lot of Pakistani medics, many of them women, work in the NHS in this country.

    In fact 2 Pakistani third year students were present at my last visit to the local GP's surgery.
  5. Do we get more shot children than them?
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  6. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

    No, but we do have some extremely experienced surgeons who can deal with such traumatic injuries to the skull and brain. Skills picked up as a direct result of military ops in Afghanistan.
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  7. Pakistan government paying for it.

    I assume if you or I were to be shot in head the waiting list for treatment might be shorter than for an ingrowing toenail.

    Whole incident seems to be generating a backlash against Taliban, so just maybe there is some goodwill to be gained here.

    Maybe a good idea to be seen helping out?

    Or do you just want to rant against johnnie foreigners and darkies for a while?
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  8. When did you get shot in the head?
  9. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

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  10. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

    They've said they will.
  11. Considering the number of her countrymen (and others of a similar mindset) in the UK it might not be a good an idea as it first seems perhaps?