It is very interesting!
I am sitting here reading a news item on Sun Online (Dhivehi Edition) which says that the auditor general has said that the People’s Majlis Administration has spent 50,000.00 Rufiyaa toward four dependents of MPs who are not eligible for dependent’s health insurance.
This means that the Majlis spends over 12,000.00 Rufiyaa towards the premium of health insurance of a dependent. The amount an honorable MP takes as health insurance would perhaps be higher.
It struck me because yesterday I came across a father of thalassemia child who was running up and down and going to one government office to the next, in order to get a test done, which cost a mere 1,500.00 Rufiyaa. This is November and the child’s insurance cover has dried up under the Aasandha Scheme. Now there is a cobweb of bureaucratic maneuvers which are required of the parent, which gives him only the hope that his application for the assistance may be considered.
This is the country we live in. A country run by a regime which will give preference to the elite in how the taxpayer money is distributed among the subjects.
I suppose I should not say too much. Our leaders have far important things to get embroiled in than take care of the socially disadvantaged and children.