Tag: hospital

The American Nightmare…

27Feb

POSTED BY

Screen Shot 2012-02-27 at 8.23.09 PM

I was shocked to see this appear on my FB timeline. It’s a painful that we don’t have health care in this country, we have sick care. The dark side of this care is the bill the patient gets stuck with aka an uninsured American. This bill is for just being in the hospital for 5 days. I got a chest infection in the UK, was kept there eight days and they sent me off with an extra dose of my asthma medicine. How much did I have to pay? Nothing. While I was bored to tears by the fifth day; I couldn’t help but be grateful I wasn’t going to get stuck with an astronomical bill like this one. The taxes in the UK are outrageous, but at least I know I will be taken care if I got sick. The NHS (UK Healthcare) is far from perfect — however —I would rather be treated under NHS than here in America.

Petz is a dual US and UK citizen, she’s currently going through Nandos withdrawls (pita and hummus platters) — please send your nandos cards to urbandesiradio[@]gmail.com so she can raid Nandos the next time she’s in the UK.

Jagjit Singh Passes Away

9Oct

POSTED BY

Jagjit-Singh_1

1941 – 2011

Early reports from India have said that the great ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh passed away, he was 70. A couple of weeks ago, he suffered a brain hemorrhage, despite his critical condition he remained stable. He did a tour around France, England and Belgium in May through June. We loved his music he on Urban Desi Radio, we will miss him.