Luxury over health care
It seems that while the city lost a hospital it has gained a luxury hotel in it’s place. I wonder how they justify the demolition of a hospital to make way for a luxury hotel. They obviously believe that health care is a nuisance better replaced by the pleasures of profits and glamour that come with a hotel. How do the two compare in terms of needs and necessaties of the city is beyond me.
No other hospice facility has been set up which would help fill in the void formed by demolition of Mideast Hospital. And oh let’s not forget the security threats the hotel would create. They seem to be a magnet for bombers in our city. And while a hotel would mean more economic activity it in no way should over shadow the need of healthcare of the people.