Why does Dr. Fuad Khan always have to be outlandish and embarrassing us all? He must understand that as Trinis we are not supposed to think for ourselves. In fact, I think that we should pass appropriate laws to disicpline individuals like Dr. Fuad Khan who appear to be unable to keep their intellects under wraps.
Dr. Khan is no hand to mouth medical doctor. In addition to his rendezvous in politics, Dr. Khan is a shareholder in a major private hospital in the country and a leading urologist. What more does he want? He should relax…sip whiskey in his swimming pool and stop making a fool of himself!
Never mind that ongoing research is showing that hydroxychloroquine is an effective drug to prevent and treat COVID 19, the reality is that Dr. Fuad Khan should not announce such claim. The truth is when he makes such a recommendation, though he is right, he makes us look foolish. We are living in Trinidad and the unwritten law is that all of us enjoy the fundamental right to be equally foolish. When Dr. Fuad Khan ups and announces that hydroxychloroquine would help to curb the spread of COVID 19, he is in breach of that fundamental right of us (Trinis) to be foolish!
Dr. Fuad Khan is like the Indian couple living in Laventille in Earl Lovelace’s ‘Dragon Can’t Dance’. Not recognizing that everyone in the neighbourhood was equally poor and struggling, this foolish couple broke the unwritten rule and bought a trade bike and was selling alloo pies. His bike was damaged beyond repair while parked outside his house. Aldwyn, the protagonist in the story, did not understand why the bicycle should offend anyone. Nevertheless, the consensus of the neighbourhood was that none of them had bicycles and they were living happy and why the Indians must have one!
Amitabh Bachchan is another dotish one! Not a medical doctor but an actor, Big B recommended homoeopathy as a cure to help curb the spread of COVID 19. Rightly, he was pounded well for insulting the true doctors that saved his life when he was hospitalized after a serious accident in the set some years ago.
Dr. Visham Bhimul would tell you that orange peel and tulsi leaves are no cure for COVID 19 because the medical texts used in medical colleges do not list them as treatments for the flu and cold. Never mind our grandfathers used lime and honey or a shot of puncheon rum to cure the common cold, the fact is that research is yet to authenticate those treatments. We need to trust a reputable lab from the first world-not China or India-the first world: USA, France or the UK.
Unfortunately, in this country we continue to hold up our grandmothers as the embodiment of knowledge. It’s similar to officials of the BJP government drinking the piss from cows to curb COVID 19, all in the name of Ayurveda, ancient Indian medication. Such abomination must be condemned!
I want to call upon the Minister of Health, the Honourable Terrence Deyalsingh, to move a motion to have Dr. Khan muzzled for putting in high gear his loose tongue. I hope the Opposition Leader would take advantage of the opportunity to use this blunder to deny Dr. Khan the candidacy for Barataria seat in the upcoming general elections for the embarrassment he has caused the UNC.
Dr. Khan appears like those people who don’t have a life. Dr. Khan is a professional in his own right, with adequate income to relax and enjoy life and not be bothered with who live or who die. Just stay home! Also, he should take his vitamins so that he would be able to trot about town like a rooster in a backyard with a harem of pullets. NOTHING MORE! That all!
Being a professional body, the Medical Association should summon Dr. Khan to a meeting and warn him of his indiscretion and embarrassment he has brought to the profession and his medical colleagues. Such wildcat posturing does not augur well for the medical profession. Dr. Khan just need to follow the cents and leave the sense!
Never mind the medical world has recognized hydroxychloroquine and there is growing demand for it to treat COVID 19, the fact remains that in this country of Trinidad and Tobago it is sacrilegious to think and that is exactly what Dr. Fuad Khan has breached and for that indiscretion he must be punished.