An average hospital consultant (surgeon) in Ireland pulls in an income of about €400,000 (over half a million dollars) a year, making them probably the best paid in the world. This is about four times when they'd get in Britain, France or Germany. Not surprisingly there's an unholy scramble when such positions become available. You'd then expect that only the very best would be recruited and that most would be Irish and the rest from the top western medical schools. I know one top-class gynaecologist who eventually gave up trying after repeated rebuffs and moved to Canada. Their gain, our loss.
But enter any Irish hospital today and it's like a mini United Nations or the pub scene is Star Wars. They've even employed a whole bunch of psychiatrists from Pakistan, for Chrissake! Many of whom began wailing about discrimination as soon as they had their first 30k. paycheck lodged. Hardly a week goes by that you don't see a disciplinary case come before the Irish Medical Council (IMC). The cases mainly cover alleged incompetence but cases of sexual misbehaviour and fraud are also common. Another thing that's common is the profile of those charged.......they're of a dusky hue and with 'qualifications' from some obscure Third World medical school. It's now a refrain at Chateau Savant when I see a case come on the news. 'Muslim or African' I cry, and invariably I'm right.
Here are a couple of recent cases, the first relating to Dr. Mohammed Rashid Ibrahim bin Suleiman al Fettah bin Faisal. A Senior Psychiatrist with the Health Service Executive (HSE), his ruling from the IMCwas as follows. "In God's name don't think we're having a go at the Prophet, peace be upon Him and His Holy Name, far less to cast aspersions on the Koran, that holiest of books . But the Council nonetheless finds that Dr. bin Faisal's recommendation to a husband experiencing marital difficulties ('beat that kuffar bitch of a wife with a big stick') was not in accordance with current best practise in the field. Furthermore it was pointed out that recommending the taking of a nine year old wife as a cure for impotence, while perhaps based on solid medical evidence, nonetheless contravened current Irish legislation."
Then there was the case of Dr. Ameobi Romolomombo, an anaesthetist at Cork University Hospital. Here's the verdict. "The Council recognises that Dr. Romolomombo is a graduate of the renowned Central Congolese Medical College and has no desire to impute inferior status to the methods and practises of that establishment. Nonetheless the Council finds that inducing a state of anaesthesia by means of a blow to the head with a sledge-hammer contravened prevailing medical guidelines and practise at Irish hospitals. We therefore somewhat reluctantly find him guilty of professional misconduct and require him to undergo a period of additional training before resuming his duties."
Wouldn't you love to be getting treated by these guys. Why in the name of Jesus don't they employ some of the graduates of real western medical schools? I suppose dat be racis'.