Tuduhan yang keterlaluan bila VIP sentiasa menjadi VIP?
Hanya ingin sentiasa di layan seperti VIP tapi doktor di suruh ‘be patient’ bila menjadi patient.Beginilah nasib bila anda menjadi perawat ,bila diterjah bukan untuk dihargai tapi mencari salah dan nah!terpampang dikeji.
You ingat merawat patient >500/day itu kerja yang mudah ?

*petikan dari the star

Saravanan upset by ‘napping’ A & E doctors

KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk M. Saravanan caught two doctors at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) emergency department doing their own thing instead of attending to patients waiting for treatment.

Saravanan made the discovery at about 10.30am yesterday when he went to the hospital to visit a university student who was knocked down by a car driven by his driver.

“I waited for a while for the girl to be treated and, realising that none of the patients were being called in by the doctors, I opened the door to the treatment room.

“I was shocked to find one doctor reading a newspaper and the other doing his own stuff.

“This should not be the way doctors work. The patient should come first. Furthermore, it is the emergency unit, which is supposed to be fast in dispensing treatment,” an irked Saravanan told Bernama.

He said he reprimanded the doctors and demanded to see a superior who, he said, appeared after 30 minutes.

“After that, those waiting were promptly treated. This should not be the way government hospitals work,” he said.

In Petaling Jaya, LEE YUK PENG reports that initial findings showed that the two doctors were housemen who had just completed their shift.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said he would ask HKL for a report.

“I will investigate if such a thing happened. Let me check first,” he said. “If the doctors are on duty and they do not treat patients, then it is negligence on their part,’’ said Liow when contacted.

Meanwhile, HKL director Datuk Dr Zaininah Mohd Zain said the hospital would be the first to take action should there be any element of irresponsibility.

She said HKL’s investigation showed that there were only eight patients and 20 relatives waiting for treatment and that none of the patients were in pain as stated by Saravanan.

HKL doctors, she said, were hard-working but added that they were human, too. Reading a newspaper in the doctor’s room should not be interpreted as a sign of irresponsibility, she told Bernama.

Dr Zaininah said the emergency department managed 550 cases a day and was served by six medical officers in eight-hour shifts with one specialist, one consultant and one (supervising) senior consultant.

*Mama:Dah pernah merasa bekerja kat A&E bila pengarah hospital sendiri tak pernah menjengok bertanya kabar dan tak kenal doktornya sendiri…sayang nak tinggal bilik berhawa dinginnya dan minit mesyuarat yang takpernah habis-habis.

SOKONG DMA Kota Kinabalu!

from Star Online:

Friday May 1, 2009

Apologise to the doctors involved

THIS letter is in response to the “Napping A&E doctors” incident that has been in the limelight recently. Being a doctor myself, I can’t help but be a little biased towards my fellow colleagues in HKL.

Your article “Liow: Doc did not do anything wrong” (The Star, April 30) pretty much cleared the matter once and for all. But the damage has been done. Imagine how upset and sad these doctors would have felt when they were blindly accused of not doing their job.

To add salt to the wound, the Deputy Federal Territory Minister chose to go straight to the media and sensationalise the issue before investigating the matter first. He should be responsible for his actions and apologise to the doctors involved.

He has indirectly defamed them by accusing them of neglecting their duties when all they did was take a breather in between their hectic schedule. Doesn’t everyone take a short break every now and then? Aren’t we all human?

This incident has really taken a sour turn and many of us government doctors can’t help but vent our frustrations. As it is, we are already facing long and demanding working hours, poor salary in comparison with colleagues in other professions, and having to sacrifice our family time all in the name of service to the people.

Yes, being a doctor is about serving the people but bear in mind that we are human too.

I would also like to urge the Government to help smoothen the flow at the various accident and emergency units in the hospitals across the country. The term “Accident and Emergency” is self-explanatory. Why then do we see patients coming to these units to check on a lump on their finger that had been there for the past five years or other non-urgent complaints like that?

There are many government clinics that have been set up to cater for those kind of complaints. Furthermore, there are certain clinics which have been offering extended clinic hours for the benefit of the people. The A&E unit is certainly not a place for the public to get a fast track to medical attention for complaints that don’t fall into the life-threatening or urgent category.

The public complain that they have to wait long before they are seen by a doctor. But if we get so many patients coming in to the A&E with non-urgent cases, obviously there will be a backlog and a long waiting period. After all, these are the patients whom the doctors will spend most time with as they would want to examine them thoroughly.

Please don’t get me wrong here. I agree that doctors in government service have much room for improvement. However, in the spirit of 1Malaysia, let’s work together and do our part to solve such problems, regardless whether we are a top government official, a member of the public or a government doctor.

Kota Kinabalu.