The ‘Mosquito of Corruption’ will bite you too …

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You may have a lot of money, a great job, fantastic career, and everything you can imagine. But can you fight a mosquito, can you control the pollution you inhale? You may have a hefty health insurance, but can it fight blood cancer or even dengue? Can you tell me for sure, that looking at the climate change, epidemic break-out and chemically treated vegetables in the market, water logged every year, you will not catch some deadly virus in the next few years? In the present state of affairs, you can’t be that immune…


Do you remember last year when dengue broke out in Delhi and there were no blood platelets (or even free beds available in Delhi, the capital of India); if you know somebody who contracted dengue you’d know this fact. Imagine, if it had broke out in some small village in Bihar or Odisha. You might not even have heard the news because, let’s face it, nobody cares about the poor in India except during the elections, may be…

Can resources deprived India afford extravagance like Common Wealth Games?

And what was Delhi government doing then? Yup, CWG (Common Wealth Games) preparation, and on whose expense? Delhiites. What did we get in return? Do you think, if somebody lost a relative in those days to dengue, because of all the ruckus that CWG cost, would they appreciate the extravaganza or a medal tally?

No, common man doesn’t care about hosting CWG, or World Cup. And here, trust me, I’m not talking about the poor here, I’m talking about people who can access the internet, who’re reading this right now, who’re earning good salaries from MNCs…in India, even if you have money, you’re still helpless…now, multiply our difficulties with a 100 and you’d get to know the life-story of a poor farmer in some remote part of India. No doubt there are so many farmer suicides in India.

Why these funds wasted in the million dollar worth of balloons couldn’t be used in improving healthcare? I’d like to ask the government that what are their preparations for the time after 3 years when dengue returns (dengue virus strain is suppose to be heavy every fourth year)? Do they have any plan in place? Or are they thinking that they won’t be in power then, so it’s not their headache…?

By the time you are reading this post, you might have forgotten about the havocs of CWG Scam on the lives of common people of our country… but let me remind you that no matter how much money you earn, and because of which how much safe you feel, it’s just an eyewash… this mosquito of “corruption” will come to bite you very soon in one form or another, especially when you’re least expecting it.

... Written by Dr Bijoy Bagchi

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