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Touring Libyan Blogs: Hospital raises an orphan and the ostrich factor

In an earlier post I brought up Libyano's post about medicine and ethics in Libya, and while there are still many things left to be desired on this subject I owe a big apology to many Libyan doctors for what could be counted as my harsh words here:

“Hopefully the new graduates, young men and women, will learn a few things if this subject [medical ethics] is introduced in the syllabus and if they are held responsible later on in life.”

I've stumbled onto a new Libyan blogger who calls herself Enlightened Spirit and she and her colleagues at the hospital are doing a great job!

“[Abdallah] was grown up in our pediatric department , we were there to witness his first smile , laugh , his first dadada , and we were there to attend and enjoy his first step in walking , and one of my colleague was kind enough to take care of him with the help of all the others ( all the staff doctors, nurses, helpers, cleaners, & even some of our patient ) to bring him what ever he needed (water ,milk ,food ,clothes , games, …etc) , he even arrange with pediatric surgery department to circumcise him ,and made a big party after that , we call that doctor Baba Abdallah , and others also act to assure that Abdallah received all his needed vaccines on time so he will miss nothing , so every member in the department is feeling in some way or another as if Abdallah was part of his family [sic]” [more]

What a lovely story; moral conduct and code of honour all rolled into one. A very big round of applause to the Libyan doctors out there who take care of our beloved ones. Enlightened Spirit you have restored my faith in them.

Khadijateri is upset that prostitutes or “businesswomen” as she calls them are in plain view in some public places such as the zoo which should be for families to enjoy and although she and her family had a great time at the amusement park without the unsavoury people.

Her post prompted Rosebud a blogger whom I don't think I've featured before in my roundups to further elaborate on this topic.

“It is nothing new that there are a lot of unsavory men and women hanging out in public places in Libya, and a bunch of sleazy looking men following after ANY women like a pack of dogs. This becomes an issue because it is hard to tell who is who sometimes.

Even if a respectable women is out with her family or alone, they followed around and harassed. This makes families angry, and in turn causes men to now not allow their families to go out. It is a vicious circle.[…] We ignore the obvious and turn on the innocent.[…] When Libyans see something wrong, they try to protect their children from it (natural), but instead they should explain to the children what they are seeing and what causes people to be like that.[..] I am not talking about just saying “haram” in a disgusted way and leaving it at that, but explain in depth. Explain to them what it is, what causes it and how it would make you feel if that was them.[sic]”

So a simple story about prostitutes in Libya being able to ply their trade freely while ordinary families choose /are forced to stop going out to avoid being exposed to depravity, turns into a heart to heart and the debate may rage on, shall we act like the ostrich or fight for our public places ?

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