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Sunny Singh @sunnysingh_n6
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Read this. Personal story: I moved to UK in my 30s. I have paid taxes from day one. I speak English. I am educated. But I keep my interactions to a bare minimum and get full medical checks when I go to India.
Why? Because I know my concerns are not taken seriously. And yes this is after I have been registered at multiple surgeries (because of change in address).
So questions that I know are important (given family health history) are ignored or dismissed.

At one surgery, I got regular lectures from the (English) nurse on the dangers of eating wheat - herpersonal bug bear - instead of actual health advice.
Oh and apparently if you are a South Asian woman and NOT married, you turn into a unicorn in the NHS systems 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄
So now I get prescription medication from my doctor in India. He’s available on skype in case I need a convo. And I get check ups and tests when I visit.

And when I needed a yellow fever shot for travels some years ago, I went private.
I KNOW if I need surgery or complex, more serious healthcare, I will have to fly out. Because I have zero reason to trust the NHS
And I am very aware of my privilege to be able to have this option. Even imagining being dependent on NHS with its racist and sexist Bibi/Begum syndrome bullshit terrifies me
So yeah, Britons, you can be happy that you have another immigrant who pays for your public services but doesn’t use. More for you, eh?
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