Politicians should listen to medical people about hospital

Dear editor,
Since when, as far as the new hospital is concerned, have we been living under the basic tenet of democracy — "government of the people by the people for the people?
Certainly as far as the never-ending political saga revolving around this issue is concerned — this dictum has not been applied.

Dear editor,Since when, as far as the new hospital is concerned, have we been living under the basic tenet of democracy — “government of the people by the people for the people?Certainly as far as the never-ending political saga revolving around this issue is concerned — this dictum has not been applied.As local correspondent Brian Lavigne aptly put it in addressing the politicians and planners — “Put your brains in gear, your mouths in neutral and your egos in park!”I couldn’t say it better.This is not about politicians and planners — it’s about patients, people, physicians and programs of health service.Who do these politicians think they are when they do not listen to the likes of Dr. Luke and all his colleagues? You politicians are elected to serve the people.Your privileged office places you in a position of accountability to the very people who elected you.When the King of Kings served people, the Bible says, “He washed the feet of his disciples” — that is service.Dr. Luke has got it dead right — put the money into serving the people.As far as the Comox Valley is concerned — it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out how long it would take an ambulance to drive an accident victim from the Inland Highway through the city to North Island College. Imagine it at rush hour.Come on. I at least give you some credit or I wouldn’t have voted!Gee, am I that crazy?! Geoffrey Turner,Courtenay

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