November 21, 2005

The cost of living

They could not afford her medical bill
So sent her for cremation, alive still!
Wish every society would care
For a system of social welfare
May tears of the helpless some humanity instill!

BEIJING (Reuters) - A peasant woman who suffered brain hemorrhage was left at the undertakers alive for cremation because her family could no longer afford hospital treatment. Read the full story here

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