Saturday, 29 May 2010

Lets pray for them =)

Link :

Tensions rise over Gaza aid fleet

The UN chief has called for restraint as some 700 activists from around world vow to deliver 10,000 tonnes of humanitarian aid to break the blockade of Gaza.

Israel has cautioned that the Freedom Flotilla would be stopped, if necessary by force.

The nine-ship flotilla is by far the largest fleet of aid to try to reach the coastal Palestinian territory since Israel imposed its siege on it in 2007.

"We strongly urge that all involved act with a sense of care and responsibility and work for a satisfactory resolution," a spokesman for Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday.

He restated UN opposition to the siege of Gaza and the lack of material to meet "basic needs, begin reconstruction, and revive economic life".

After the Israeli army announced a detention centre at Ashdod port for holding the activists, Greta Berlin, one of the flotilla organisers, said: "We have the right to sail from international waters into the waters of Gaza.

"The only illegal presence in the area is Israel."

Berlin said the Freedom Flotilla was on schedule to arrive in the Gaza Strip on Saturday with more than 10,000 tonnes of supplies, including water-filtration units and pre-fabricated homes.

EU call

Israel and Egypt have sealed Gaza off to all but very limited humanitarian aid since Hamas, the Palestinian political faction, took control of the territory in June 2007.

Israel says the Gaza blockade aims to prevent Hamas from acquiring weapons or materials that could be used for military purposes.

For the majority of Gaza's population of 1.5 million people, the result has been impoverished living conditions.

Catherine Ashton, the EU foreign policy chief, issued a statement on Friday, calling for an immediate end to Israel's blockade on Gaza.

"We would like to reiterate the EU's call for an immediate, sustained and unconditional opening of crossings for the flow of humanitarian aid, commercial goods and persons to and from Gaza," she said.

"The continued policy of closure is unacceptable and politically counterproductive.

"The EU remains gravely concerned by the humanitarian situation in Gaza."

'Absolute provocation'

Israel's foreign ministry said it had given warnings to the ambassadors of Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Sweden and Turkey - from where the ships set sail - that it had "issued warrants that prohibit the entrance of the vessels to Gaza".

The flotilla "is about to break international law", Yossi Gal, the ministry's director general, said.

Gal said that the flotilla was "an absolute provocation" and a "cheap political stunt", as there was no shortage of humanitarian aid in Gaza.

Al Jazeera's Sherine Tadros attended an Israeli army news conference on Wednesday, where journalists were told that there was no humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

She said that the information to back up this claim was both incomplete and out of context: "This tells me what Gaza is getting in terms of supplies but does not compare this to how much Gaza needs to survive."

Israel has vowed to divert the ships to the southern Israeli port of Ashdod.

It has said that Israelis on board would be arrested, Palestinians would be questioned by the Israeli secret service, and foreign nationals deported.

Part of the port has been cordoned off and prepared to deal with the activists, and large tents set up for immigration booths and areas for people to be searched.

Gal suggested the organisers should voluntarily head to Ashdod to unload the supplies so Israel or humanitarian agencies can deliver them to Gaza overland, but the flotilla organisers rejected the offer.

Hanin Zuabi, a member of the Israeli parliament who is on board the flotilla, told Al Jazeera that the activists intend to reach Gaza regardless of plans to stop them.

"If the Israelis try to stop us, this will be a huge diplomatic and political crises for them," Zuabi said.

"We have 50 states participating in this and are sending a very clear message to Israel - the international community is not accepting the siege on Gaza."

Peace laureates aboard

Al Jazeera's Jamal Elshayyal, on board the flotilla, said the activists travelling in the convoy included European parliamentarians, former US diplomats and Nobel peace laureates.

Berlin, the flotilla organiser, said: "This mission is not about delivering humanitarian supplies, it's about breaking Israel's siege on 1.5 million Palestinians."

Fintan Lane, an Irish activist, said that they were determined to break Israel's blockade and will not be intimidated.

"The people of Gaza have a right to access to the outside world and the right to determine their own future," Lane said.

Huwaida Arraf, one of the organisers from the Free Gaza Movement, said: "Israel should not be under any illusion whatsoever that their threats or intimidation will stop us or even that their violence against us will stop us."

PR disaster

Some Israeli officials see the situation as potentially disastrous in terms of public relations.

"We can't win on this one in terms of PR," Yigal Palmor, a foreign ministry spokesman, said.

"If we let them throw egg at us, we appear stupid with egg on our face. If we try to prevent them by force, we appear as brutes."

Hamas officials say that Israel's threats to intercept the flotilla amount to "Zionist piracy".

"The occupation's threat to prevent the Freedom Flotilla from arriving in the besieged Gaza Strip is Zionist piracy and a violation of international law," Ismail Radwan, a senior Hamas leader, said.

"The occupation is concerned about these ships... because they grant legitimacy to engagement with the Palestinian government and confirm that the attempts to isolate Hamas have failed."

Monday, 17 May 2010

Fraser Ruling and Jehovah

these are something i definitely wanna share with my fellow blog readers.

have u guys heard of the Fraser Ruling/Guidelines and also the Jehovah Christians?

yea for u ppl who havent heard of it, 1st i tell u the history of Fraser Ruling/Guidelines.

(reference : Dr. Atia, cuz he told us the story just now.. hehe~ so if the story is wrong, blame him =D)

So its starts with a 14-year old female coming to see her GP. And she said "i'm having unprotected intercourse with my boyfriend. So i want contraceptive pills"

At that time, the law said that, a GP can only prescribe contraceptive pills for 16 years old females only if they have their parents' consent....

So.. the GP said la.. "does ur parents know about this?" she said No.
"i cant give u unless u have ur parents' consent", the GP told her.
She refused la cuz she din want her parents to find out. So she didnt take the contraceptive pills.
and because of patients' confidentiality, he couldn't tell her parents about this.

guess what happened next?
She went back to the GP.


And the awesome thing is that.. her parents blame it on the GP!!! hahaha! "it's your fault our daughter is pregnant!! why didnt you just subscribe her the pills!". Just great.
yea at 1st i thought its not the GP's fault she's pregnant. She's the one who is sexually active and its her parents fault for not taking good care of her~

ok so they brought this case to court.. jeng3!
And the judge was Lord Fraser~

Judge Fraser asked the GP..
"did u tell her to tell her parents?".."No"
"did u tell her the consequence of being sexuality active and having a baby?".."No"
"did u tell her the side effects of taking contraceptive pills?".. "No"

so can u guys see? its kinda the GP's fault cuz he didn't warn her.

So from this, Fraser Guidelines (for under 16) jadi!
Boleh tengok kat bawah ni..

If you see another point of view, even if you tell her parents, its not gonna prevent her from getting pregnant. Unless u kill ur child.. or.. Lock her in her room~ Or kill the boyfriend.. lalala~

Ok pasal Jehovah pulak~

From wikipedia,
"Jehovah's Witnesses believe that the Bible prohibits ingesting blood and that Christians should therefore not accept blood transfusions or donate or store their own blood for transfusion."

So ada satu case Dr.Atia cerita.. this boy is dying cuz of blood loss (i cant remember whats the disease). So since the parents are Jehovah Witnesses, they refuse the blood transfusion treatment for their boy, yea eventho he's dying. And so they let him die. They said, if the doctors perform the blood transfusion, they will not accept him as their son anymore.

To read more on this, click here

What would you do if you're in the doctors' position?

Since baru belajar tadi, in my opinion, i would do the transfusion cuz i wouldn't want my patient to die. Even if they don't wanna accept him, there's always foster care. If the family rejects him, its now the community's responsibility to take care of him =)

Jehovah all around the world, please dont get mad~ its just my opinion =) who am i to judge anyone right?

Saturday, 1 May 2010

And that's a rap~

we've just ended our O&G round (us, i meant the semester 8s) and surprisingly, i think i'm gonna miss this round. i totally love the exposure we get from it.
And of all the days, Allah has picked our last day in O&G to give us the ultimate gift, which is to watch live vaginal delivery! ok for some people, they might think "why ultimate gift??? ewwww!!"
its not easy la.. you have to have goodluck =D
if ada case at that time, then ada la.. if takdak.. try another day.. some of my friends had to wait for hours just to wait for the lady in labor to give birth. Alhamdulillah, we didnt even have to wait for more than an hour.. we reached at the delivery room, ada satu case! yay! then 10mins later, the doctor said "get the wheelchair!!"

A respond from a friend who was with me at that time..
"aku taknak bagi bini aku buat normal delivery..aku akan make sure dia buat Caesarean!!!"
the woman was screaming her lungs out at that time.. huhu.. scary mary~

but the girls in my group prefer normal delivery, even after the jaw-dropping experience. haha!

cinca menarik! biar la culture shock pun, u have to at least try watching it =)

oh after that, we went to the gyne ward.. took history from a patient.. did vaginal examination (something that not all medical students get to experience..heeee.. only in Egypt!), speculum examination. During history taking, i realized that, eventho its the last day for me to take history from patient, i still suck at it and i stilllll dont understand the egyptian language : ( (shuwayya shuwayya)
an advice to the preclinical students : please learn ur arabic well before entering the clinical years ok :(

So, itu lah~ habis dah O&G~ sedih? kinda.
what's next? Pediatrics... jeng jeng jeng.... (well exam O&G 1st of course, pray for us!!!!)
I dont know anything about pediatrics, but from the size of the Nelson Textbook of pediatrics, unbelievable ~~~~~~ *hooray*

oh i have paused my cheesecake/choc mousse business, will start again after 9th May insya Allah~ order la lagi kalau nak~