Drunk Patients Must be Fined, Says Think-tank

by Rajshri on  January 11, 2010 at 8:47 PM Alcohol & Drug Abuse News   - G J E 4
 Drunk Patients Must be Fined, Says Think-tank
A new report by 2020Health has called for fining drunk patients and has also asked to scrap treatments for conditions like acne on the NHS.

"The universal healthcare system is at the core of our society, but too often it is treated with the same casual regard as calling for a taxi or booking a train ticket," said chief executive of 2020Health Julia Manning. "We must encourage people to be more in control of their own health. It's reassuring to know that the NHS is there for you, but that doesn't mean you should be free to routinely end up there after a night out."

Responsibility in Healthcare also said that many patients who suffer from obesity, sexually transmitted diseases and alcohol abuse must be left to fend for themselves as these conditions are a result of bad lifestyle choices.

The report added that the NHS must not offer cosmetic procedures at all and must instead focus on serious illnesses.

Source: Medindia

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