Letters — Arab Spring a Western plot

Letters — Arab Spring a Western plot
Updated 25 June 2012

Letters — Arab Spring a Western plot

Letters — Arab Spring a Western plot

RE: Stealing the Arab Spring. The Arab Spring is made in America, Israel and Europe. This movement is not intended to help the indigenous people who are affected. Those without oil are left to their devices.
Those with oil have been occupied and destroyed. Iraq and Libya are cases in point. Syria is in trouble because it has been the biggest thorn in Israel’s side. The Arab Spring is part of a wider agenda aimed at the Islamic world. (Javaid Haider, Riyadh)

Patients at risk
The report "Private hospital in Khafji closed, fined SR 100,000" (June 22) is very amazing and weird. I think the ministry has done an excellent job to close it down. In fact, it was a very risky factor to allow its operation as patients’ lives could be jeopardized.
The profession of doctor is a noble profession. Still, many doctors do not follow medical ethics. Many just want to have money by hook or by crook and do not care for patients' conditions. In Mumbai, some doctors do malpractices in such a way that once an operation was being carried out for appendix on a patient, and along with the appendix, the doctor took a kidney. The matter came to light when patient after few months encountered some problems in his belly and X-ray showed one kidney was missing. The report says the closed hospital in Khafji was very careless. Doctors operated upon the patients out of the operation theater. That was a grave negligence on the part of hospital authorities and doctors since there was sure chance that patient could have contracted the infection. Doctors also sometimes do not have genuine degree.
For this purpose, some strict cross verification procedures must be implemented by the concerned authorities in order to get recruited genuine doctors.
Apart from this, hospital's overall vicinity and atmosphere must possess good facilities and laboratories, and intensive care units must have good technical equipment so that in emergency there should not be any problem to the patients. Post-operation care is in the hands of nurses and staff. If they are not really qualified then patient's life may be at stake. That is why sometimes operation is successful but post-operation care is not having in the hands of qualified and trained staff and the patients’ lives become miserable and sometimes they lost their lives also. So, in a hospital where there is a no qualified technician and trained staff it must not allow to operate at any cost. (Anees Lokhande, Alkhobar)

Gloomy Pakistani cricket
It’s really dishonorable and gloomy to hear appalling news against Pakistan cricket with the lifetime bar on spinner Danish Kaneria for prompting his county contemporaries to pamper in spot-fixing enforced by the England and Wales Cricket Board’s verdict. This has not only put Pakistan under the scan yet again as a cricketing nation, it has also upset the hard work of the Pakistan Cricket Board and the existing set of players to get rid of the humiliation of constantly fetching the game into opprobrium.
The trap and enticement of money has increased for the cricket performers and with it the exposures of spot-fixing. I am quite confident that under the headship of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s new chairman, and backed by an anti-sleaze unit match-fixing will wipe out besides engaging distinct staff to analyze players’ activities both on and off the pitch. It’s imperative to emphasize humanizing and tutoring the players against immoral acts and to monitor the players who may fall victim to bookies and other gangs. It is essential for the watchdogs of cricket in Pakistan to play a dominant role by implementing every way out to abolish the match-fixing hazard before it whelms — keep cricket as a grandee’s concert. (Shaukat Naeem Ghumman, Riyadh)