My house-officer days are over, and I will be reporting for work to my new director in Hospital Changkat Melintang. Soon I will provide more information and pics about this place in Wikipedia.
I look forward to serving this village community in this village hospital with right intentions and my best ability. The specialists, the MOs, the nurses and the patients of Hospital Taiping has taught me well. Thank you all!
As I drove home from PJ, a thought came to me - I just found the solution to job dissatisfaction as a doctor.
Love your patients more. That way, everything we do, no matter how difficult it is, no matter how little rest we get, it is all worth it. Even when the patients have no clue how difficult it was for you. If you love him, you will do it wholeheartedly. The monetary compensation that comes with it would be just a bonus.
Isn't that superb? Getting paid to help, to do good?
Unfortunately, it is not as simple as that. Frustrations, and medicolegal complications do get in the way. Office politics, and hierarchy blues are major turn-offs. Many who started with altruism are disillusioned.
**Parents - if you want your top-scoring children to make big bucks, ask him to do Actuarial Science, not Medicine!**
But we can try, we can start. Try to love people more. Love my patients more. Do unto others what you want others to do unto you. It is true I will never be to cure always, but at least I should be able to comfort always, every patient, every time.
I went to T*sco Taiping for a bit of grocery shopping. Saw a book that I liked, cost RM30, so I put it into my basket. Also in my basket - fruit juice, yogurt, mentos chewing gum and a packet of T*sco chips.
At the cashier counter, everything was barcode-scanned, and then the cashier girl said,
" Terima kasih, RM 88.03, 3 sen ada?"
What? 88 ringgit?
"Ya lah, u ada beli buku, kan."
Still dumb, I paid, and then decided to check my receipt. Sure enough, there was an item for RM28.90 that I paid for. After spending another 15minutes rescanning all my purchase, and then another time at the customer service counter, we realised I also "bought" a can of engine oil for RM 28.90 which was supposed to be for my chips which cost only 95 cents.
Imagine if I had left the hypermarket, and then checked the receipt at home, would they have believed me?
By the time you read this, my minister of health has already resigned from all official and party posts.
If we look beyond the sensational sexual flavour, the moral grounds that makes the video look so unpalatable and shameful, it was just a middle-aged man involved in ADULTERY.
The one with a more questionable integrity are the ones who are responsible for mass producing the videos, who are adopting a holier-than-thou attitude.
Can anyone guaranteee other ministers like Samy and Najeeb are not adulterers too?
What about corruption that are equally sick. I am no big fan of this MCA minister of mine. (and please do not even be too sure this is the work of DAP or some opposition, it could be the work of an opposing faction within his own party), but I am sure there are better and more ethical ways to bring him down politically.