Saturday, November 27, 2010

Some Quebec doctors are disgusting, scandalous and indefensible

These doctors should be strung up and have their entrails removed with a fork.

But that's just me.

Seriously though, the people behind this are the lowest forms of life.

When their mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the twin sisters didn't hesitate for a moment: They chose the surgeon they wanted and slipped him $2,000 in cash to bump their mother to the top of the waiting list.

"We wanted to save our mother," Vivian Green said. "It was cash incentive, to buy our place ahead of everyone else."

Green and her sister, Ora Marcus, say bribes are an open secret in the medical field. They grew up with a father who was an obstetrician at the Jewish General Hospital.

"If you have money, you live, and if you don't, you die," Green said.

Critics say the practice is illegal and unethical, but several patients who contacted The Gazette say offering envelopes stuffed with thousands of dollars to surgeons has become a way to speed treatment in public hospitals.

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