The 38 per cent

By: EDUARDO OLIVEIRA COSTA

Eduardo Oliveira Costa is a journalist and publisher of several newspapers across Portugal. He is on the board of several organisations, is president of a football club, and has a keen interest in the press, among other media, and the business environment.

Dear President of a sunny Algarve Câmara.

Your Excellency did very well in sending all of your citizens to treat their eye problems in Cuba!

What a destiny we have! There is a list of 30,000 citizens waiting for operations on their cataracts! Some of them will not even live to see their illness cured and until then they have to stumble around with a terrible quality of life!

That is why you have done very well! Someone had to do something!

I don’t understand it! 38 per cent of the working days of a citizen are given to the State, so that it can sort out the essentials! Isn’t health one of those essentials?

Perhaps the State should allow us to sort out and pay for our own health, deducting the cost from the taxes that we pay!

Do something, but don’t let us continue being sick. We need to work and to pay our taxes!

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