Australian quadriplegic stranded in India

George Dobson from Rockhampton who has been badly injured in a fall in India Map: Rockhampton 4700 A Rockhampton family has been told the Federal Government cannot help them bring back a man who has been left a quadriplegic in India. Full Story
Bob Burns

Kunming, China

#1 Sep 1, 2009
Unbelievable! Rudd the dudd
TBA

Gymea, Australia

#2 Sep 1, 2009
Ever heard of travel insurance?
Andrew

Australia

#3 Sep 1, 2009
Yeh this is pretty unbelievable.
"His ex-wife Therese Dobson says the Member for Capricornia, Kirsten Livermore, told her the Government cannot create a precedent by paying for his return flight to Australia."
What crap. The government is always transporting stranded citizens even if they need the airforce to get them. They just spent millions on repatriating the dead bodies of two dead soldiers. They spend more millions on funding pretend refugees that try to force their way into the country. I hate socialists so much.

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#4 Sep 1, 2009
I don't see a problem, just cut 1% from every politicians allowances and there's be enough to bring back a few hundred injured Aussies.

You have to have medical travel insurance and they are very particular about when and how they give out money. I've read of others being stranded because their supposed medical travel insurance refused to accept their claim because of some technicality they thought up.
TBA

Gymea, Australia

#5 Sep 1, 2009
Palawa wrote:
I don't see a problem, just cut 1% from every politicians allowances and there's be enough to bring back a few hundred injured Aussies.
You have to have medical travel insurance and they are very particular about when and how they give out money. I've read of others being stranded because their supposed medical travel insurance refused to accept their claim because of some technicality they thought up.
Anyone who travels without adequate travel insurance is asking for trouble. Fortunately I've never had to claim for medical, but they have paid up for lost items.
ross

Australia

#6 Sep 1, 2009
Andrew wrote:
Yeh this is pretty unbelievable.
"His ex-wife Therese Dobson says the Member for Capricornia, Kirsten Livermore, told her the Government cannot create a precedent by paying for his return flight to Australia."
What crap. The government is always transporting stranded citizens even if they need the airforce to get them. They just spent millions on repatriating the dead bodies of two dead soldiers. They spend more millions on funding pretend refugees that try to force their way into the country. I hate socialists so much.
its not socialists per se that is bad as there are many varieties, its the australian gov version of socialism that is pathetic especially its grovelling to foreigners and ethnic groups and women interests

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#7 Sep 1, 2009
TBA wrote:
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Anyone who travels without adequate travel insurance is asking for trouble. Fortunately I've never had to claim for medical, but they have paid up for lost items.
I agree, but I do know of and have read of others who have had a bad experience when trying to get medical cover from their insurance.

I would hope the country would try to repatriate me if I suffered a big medical problem overseas, the same as I would for any Australian citizen. As mentioned before, they spend heaps more on economic refugees and other stupidities.
TBA

Gymea, Australia

#8 Sep 1, 2009
Palawa wrote:
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I agree, but I do know of and have read of others who have had a bad experience when trying to get medical cover from their insurance.
I would hope the country would try to repatriate me if I suffered a big medical problem overseas, the same as I would for any Australian citizen. As mentioned before, they spend heaps more on economic refugees and other stupidities.
Yes, we would all want it but there are no guarantees the government would pay up. This guy would cost many thousands to repatriate because of his injuries.
If he has been shafted by an insurance company, we do have a duty to bring him home.
Remember how we repatriated all those miserable Lebs when the Israelis were bombing them?
Bob Burns

Kunming, China

#9 Sep 1, 2009
TBA wrote:
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Yes, we would all want it but there are no guarantees the government would pay up. This guy would cost many thousands to repatriate because of his injuries.
If he has been shafted by an insurance company, we do have a duty to bring him home.
Remember how we repatriated all those miserable Lebs when the Israelis were bombing them?
Ah, but that was/is the dudd left agenda. This guy is just a taxpayer, thus deserving of contempt/neglect
Bob Burns

Kunming, China

#10 Sep 1, 2009
TBA wrote:
Ever heard of travel insurance?
Yeah, you can pay, but can you collect? They got lots of lawyers making big bucks denying benefits. So much so they don't have any to spare to honor their commitments
Katherine

Australia

#11 Sep 1, 2009
I am a travel agent and we legally have to offer travel insurance to our clients and advise them that if they decline travel insurance the Australian Government can not be held responsible for their health whilst overseas. Most web sites selling flights also have a disclaimer of this nature.
As for insurance companies not paying out, I have never personally seen a claim denied through the insurance company we use - do your research and don't buy insurance from online providers who offer "cheap" insurance. Although in this case even if he had a poor policy with limited coverage the government probably would have stepped in.
TBA

Gymea, Australia

#12 Sep 1, 2009
Katherine wrote:
I am a travel agent and we legally have to offer travel insurance to our clients and advise them that if they decline travel insurance the Australian Government can not be held responsible for their health whilst overseas. Most web sites selling flights also have a disclaimer of this nature.
As for insurance companies not paying out, I have never personally seen a claim denied through the insurance company we use - do your research and don't buy insurance from online providers who offer "cheap" insurance. Although in this case even if he had a poor policy with limited coverage the government probably would have stepped in.
For anyone to go to a country like India without adequate insurance is insanity.
Tweeter

Tsuchiura, Japan

#13 Sep 1, 2009
TBA wrote:
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For anyone to go to a country like India without adequate insurance is insanity.
Agree 100% Anyone going overseas without insurance is asking for trouble.The only place you don't need would be NZ.
DirtyDeedsDoneDi rtCheap

Australia

#14 Sep 1, 2009
"I've had a verbal quote of $250,000 to air ambulance him from Delhi to Brisbane," she said.

"But if he can be stabilised enough to be a stretcher case on a commercial airline with medical assistance,$US75,000, which is about $A89,000.

So the Indian govt won't step in either to help out one of our citizens?

but it want's our govt to guarantee the safety of all the indian "students" here regardless of cost?

do the students have to pay for health insurance
to study here?
Katherine

Australia

#15 Sep 1, 2009
DirtyDeedsDoneDirtCheap wrote:
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So the Indian govt won't step in either to help out one of our citizens?
but it want's our govt to guarantee the safety of all the indian "students" here regardless of cost?
do the students have to pay for health insurance
to study here?
Nothing to do with the Indian government how much an airline charges for these services..

and yes Indian students do have to have health insurance to study here. Medicare is only for Australian tax payers and countries who have recipricol health agreements with Australia.

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