Band-Aid Treatment


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Band-Aid Treatment

Informal; a remedy for the appearance of a problem rather than a solution to the problem itself. For example, if a company is having cash flow problems, it may borrow, rather than take any concrete steps to increase collections or sales. While Band-Aid treatments may be inevitable in the short term, they generally do not resolve any problems and may ultimately make matters worse. The name refers to the trademark for a brand of adhesive bandages.
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According to the auditor-general's report, the administrators of CyTA's pension fund have assigned a law firm to look into filing lawsuits against anyone who may have harmed its interests, but this seems like an exercise at band-aid treatment, instead of radical prevention measures.
By all means, 1,000-member Bahrain Strays organisation, feeds the unfortunate dogs, yes, educates children, yes, but make the main focus of your activity to vigorously lobby ministers, councillors and MPs to really address this problem and provide the funds for a competent and organised effort for the long term amelioration of the problem so that band-aid treatment, is not the main/only policy thrust.