Saturday, March 27, 2010

“Bagus lagi masuk hutan”

I attended to an emergency yesterday.

When things were more calm, an old couple came up to me and enquired about a relative’s whereabouts.

“Doktor, boleh tanya, di mana si Maziah bt Ahmad (not the patient’s real name)?”

I asked a few questions and shortlisted the patient’s possible locations.

“Tunggu ah, saya bantu telefon”

I actually found the patient at first attempt.

The achievement was uncannily more uplifting than reviving a corpse.

“Mari, man, ikut saya..Sekarang masuk Hospital Queen macam masuk hutan, susah mau cari saudara kau.”

“Bagus lagi masuk hutan, doctor. Sekurang-kurangnya di hutan, saya pandai cari jalan,” was his reply.

Sums up the shitty state of healthcare in Sabah doesn’t it?

10 comments:

ex-staff said...

Hey, I thought this blog was closed. Glad that you are still writing. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

haa...masuk hutan lagi bagus tidak payah pening pusing2 cari tempat parking...ini rumah sakit betul2 bikin sakit!

Ummie said...

I'm about to cry reading this.
Doc, you are the pillar supporting your people.
Be strong, God is with all of us.

Yvonne Loh said...

it's so sad knowing that my hometown's hospital is in such a dire state. 1malaysia should also enforce 1health... to increase productivity, what is important is the nation's health. anyway, i commend you on your preseverance to serve in the general hospital. :) i hope to serve too, in another 5 years or so. hang in there doc!

ur junior and biggest fan said...

hei, no more post so far? still await u interesting stories.....hope dat this blog does not close down...

sara said...

Doc keep on keeping on your people need you !!

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alanjogja said...

aw aw aw... mmm maybe wanna be kidding??? :|

Adi said...

Muie la iehovisti, mormoni si atei!

CK said...

hey doc

great to see you writing again!
hope all is well with you.