It may have bothered many to comprehend if child diseases should be kept on highest priority? But the Minister of Health was sure that there is no need to adopt the methodology of setting targets so as to rein in a number of child infections in hospitals.
If the current reports are to be seen, nearly 5,000 unwarranted children hospital admissions have been reported during the last three years for health concerns related to infections, breathing hassles etc.
While it invites much deserved attention from Tony Ryall, Labour's Health Spokesperson Grant Robertson was shocked to know that the Minister of Health thinks otherwise.
Despite having substantial evidence indicating that there are widening gaps in the preliminary health measures being taken to avert such regular health issues, Tony Ryal was told to have refused bluntly that the situation is a huge challenge for the government to be dealt with utmost attention else things could go out of hand.
On the contrary, Tony Ryal tagged the diseases as ‘diseases of poverty’; even it got sufficient space in his so called 'Saying Ahh' programme.
While the pressure is building up against the Health Minister, who has always targeted elective surgery and shorter cancer-treatment waiting times, it would be interesting to see how the government deals with the existing health concern becoming pain in their neck.