Al Iraqiya tv channel broadcasts news of something that can be a shining beacon for Iraq.
A patient suffering from Multiple Sclerosis has undergone stem cell treatment at a hospital in Baghdad.
The patient is apparently from the UK, but how much of this is true, I have no idea. Kind of makes me laugh though. There's no IV fluids in the hospitals...but stem cell transplants-sure.
Anyway, putting complaints and the realistic situation (that is, the iraqi health sector needs so much work, that even the A team would have given up) aside, its an advancement nonetheless, and I silently wonder if this is going to be on any other news channel.
Does it bode well however that despite the sometimes overly religious government regulations that Science and Medicine are allowed to progress freely...I think it does. How much of this will change over the coming years is anyone's guess. Or perhaps i am being too philosphical, and I should just admit, that it is perhaps the lack of regulations and guidelines in Iraq concerning healthcare, that allows such treatments to be available here.
Nonetheless, it kind of gives hope amongst the ruins that is the collapsing healthcare services here. I wonder how the iraqi doctors are coping.