Leading medic warns of a new crisis to hit NHS after coronavirus wanes – and of the Tories’ plan to exploit the crisis to further destroy and sell it off
Leading GP, health campaigner and former British Medical Association deputy chair Dr Kailash Chand OBE has recorded a video to wish the NHS a happy birthday on Sunday – and to warn of a new and deadly threat to its future if supporters of the NHS do not step up to resist the Tory government’s plans for it.
Dr Chand pays tribute to more than a million NHS staff who have fought for the lives of this country’s people – at the cost of more than 400 deaths among NHS staff – but explains that the cancellation and postponement of treatments during the coronavirus pandemic is going to lead to ‘a tsunami of non-COVID diseases’ that will hit the NHS.
And he warns that the Tories will exploit the renewed crisis to break up the NHS to their ‘friends’ and ‘cronies’ in the private sector, before calling on those who love the NHS to ‘stand up and be counted’ for it:
Dr Chand is absolutely right. The birthday present the NHS needs is a people full of renewed determination to fight for it – one that refuses to let the Tory government pursue its ideological aims for our nation’s greatest achievement.
Dr Chand spoke in a personal capacity as a doctor and health campaigner with decades of front-line experience.
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