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Swedish doctor told patient to 'go back to Africa'

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Hassan Saad with his girlfriend Sara Elmi.

A woman from Borås in western Sweden has filed a discrimination complaint against a health clinic after she was told to go back to Africa and get help from a medicine man for pain in her legs.

Sara Elmi visited the Viskafors health clinic last summer for advice for how to deal with the pain caused by a serious leg infection, Sveriges Radio (SR) reported.

As Elmi attempted to describe the problem, the doctor concluded that the patient was unable to gave a sufficient explanation and didn’t even bother to carry out an examination.

Instead, the doctor offered Elmi some rather unexpected advice before ushering her out of the exam room.

“Go back to Africa and get help from a medicine man in the village you come from,” said the doctor.

Elmi subsequently visited the Skene Lasarett hospital where she was told she had a serious infection related to varicose veins.

Elmi, who is originally from Somalia, considered the doctor’s statements to be racist and degrading, and has filed a complaint against the clinic with Sweden’s Equality Ombudsman.

“We hope this results in the DO stating clearly that this is not acceptable,” Elmi’s boyfriend, Hassan Saad, told SR.

A spokesperson for the Swedish Medical Association (Läkarförbundet) condemned the doctor’s statements as “totally unacceptable”.

“There’s no way to defend such comments,” Tomas Flodin, chair of the medical association’s ethics committee, told the radio station.

A representative from the health clinic refused to comment on the matter, citing the ongoing investigation.

The Local reported in late January that a nurse in Norrköping in eastern Sweden said to a female patient, “If you don’t like the system, go to Ukraine” after she requested to have an immediate appointment to deal with a pressing medical condition.

After taking her case to the media, the patient was informed she had been granted an appointment.


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6 Responses to " Swedish doctor told patient to 'go back to Africa' "

  1. Patrick says:

    This racist african invader needs to stop invading other peoples ethnic lands.
    And go back to her home land.

    Someone needs to teach this racist bitch a lesson about invading other peoples lands.

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    • AHK says:

      Then the europeans should leave the North America to the natives and go back where they came from.

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  2. Dude 100 SA says:

    Its time that the western word stops this immigration to their country’s. This is the fault of GOVERNMENT laws. Leave them in Africa where they belong.

    A White South African :-D

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  3. Karl says:

    All I can say is the doctor had the right idea and all our STUPID western governments have it wrong. In the long run it will be MUCH better for everyone if people from those countries would go back to their homeland.

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  4. JamesTheJust says:

    So the black bitch comes to the West demanding free (taxpayer funded) medical treatment and then has the nerve to get upset because she was told to go back to where she came?

    Blacks are spoiled little brats who always think they deserve something for nothing. They contribute NOTHING to our nations but perversion and despair.

    The doctor was right.

    I’ve noticed that on this years “Nigger History Month” escapades that there is no mention of History, per se, but rather LIES wrapped in a false sense of self-worth. Why would they leave out their true history?

    I guess if my ancestors were camel-piss drinking, cannibalistic animals, living in manure huts, I wouldn’t be too thrilled about my history either.

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  5. Middleman says:

    It’s funny how racists often accuse other people of racism for calling them racist.It just goes to prove theres no point arguing with bigots. =))

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