Published in Preoccupied With the History Department, January 2018.
“She’d been to this and every other healthcare centre in the city countless times, and not one of them had shown any concern for her problem. Thousands of people were vying for each doctor’s time, most of them far more ill than her. There were people with cancer, heart disease, real problems that couldn’t be solved by cheering up.”
In the near future, self-service healthcare is the way forward. People never slip through the net, presumably.
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