If anything could make me embarrassed to be a Cantabrian, it would be this.
Lindsay Mitchell reports that “Canterbury Health Board wants staff to boycott Christchurch’s city-to-surf run, because of the events sponsor – Powerade.
The health board is ‘putting its foot down.’ The idea that sugary drinks are appropriate is not the message we want out there, said a spokeswoman.
At last years City to Surf 12km run around 600 health workers participated. Hundreds of CHB staff have been told to stay away from the event.”
This perfectly illustrates the idiocy of socialised “health” provision. The Canterbury District Health Board are bumping people off waiting lists and condemning people to unnecessary misery and even death.
They are not doing the job they are charged with, yet have the cheek to criticise a private company for sponsoring a health promoting event.
Why are the two most screwed up sectors in NZ (health and Education) the ones under the most heavy handed state control?
The CDHB would better serve its hapless “clientele” by lobbying government for its own dissolution, rather than worrying about private companies who have a proven ability to do their jobs.