Cancer Patients in Switzerland Deprived of Chemotherapy

Cancer Patients in Switzerland Deprived of Chemotherapy

Even after the efforts of the government to provide chemotherapy to cancer patients, the cancer patients in Switzerland are being deprived of the useful treatment. It has been reported that, due to the global economic crisis, the country has run out of sufficient money required for chemotherapy.

The doctors are worrisome that, due to lack of funds, the patients might turn to the peddlers offering dubious "immune booster” at higher prices. These products purchased from the peddlers are not always safe as they strive to earn profit rather than saving lives.

Following the financial crisis in the country, Swaziland is now seeking a loan from South Africa. However, the pro-democracy activists are against the bailout. They have been reported of saying that South Africa should not bail out King Mswati III unless he promises to bring a change to democracy.

It has come to light that chemotherapy is being provided to the cancer patients at big hospitals in Switzerland. However, the prices of the therapy are so high that one has to look for another means to get the tumor treated. It has been told that it costs a patient about $3,000 per month to undergo the chemotherapy in the country. Although the prices are very high, government does nothing to lessen the burden of the patients.

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