but would you happen to have a Da Vinci surgical system? Can you believe there are still places (in 2015!) where the answer is no? I was as vexed as anyone to learn that robots and lasers are actually not commonly available in certain areas. Not only that, but patients at some clinics even have to wait in a mosquito mist for attending shamans to implore the monkey god before administering a transfusion of cow’s blood.
Believe me, you don’t want to learn this the hard way. Some may imagine the life of a Saudi concubine doesn’t exact a toll on one’s health. But that would be wrong. And N’Djamena is not the first choice for a pampered convalescence. Fortunately there are alternatives. See the map below.
Always keep this image accessible for when the sniffles intrude during international travel. The operational axiom being: frolic in the Reds, recover in the Greens. Simple enough, though what the countries in either category have in common is beyond my capacity to perceive. That’s why this map is critical. Without it, a patient might mistakenly take flight from Berlin to seek treatment in Monrovia. And that would be a mistake.
The good thing–no the great thing–is that once all of those people in red and orange countries migrate into the green ones, then EVERYONE on Earth will receive world-class healthcare from elite physicians using state of the art equipment. It’s really a moral imperative. And hardly much of a decision at all.
So see you in the ER, Takudzwa.