21 March 2006

Hospital Is A Lousy Place

We sent Faith to the hospital for a blood test as part of the admissions requirement for her preschool and she came back with a fever shortly after. She must have picked up something in there. Dang.
What essentially became of her was 3 whole days of crankiness. Then wife kena fever shortly after and Gabriel is running a fever today. Me? I am alright fortunately but I do feel a sore throat coming up. However, I think I would probably escape all these.

My point is that as ironic as the hospital is the place where people go to get well, it is also the place where all the germs are.

So thinking a bit, I realised that the answer of the call to be a doctor or a nurse is a noble one and deserves our utmost respect. While it may be a bit over-dramatic to say that these medical workers risked their lives on a daily basis for the sake of our well-being. Being immersed in germs for hours on end on a daily basis is really no laughing matter.

Doctors asides, nurses male and female are to be singled out for special mention. They do not earn as much as a doctor which makes it all the more admirable that one would take this up as a profession.

So to Cinthia and Benjamin, my hats-off to you. May you excel in your respective courses and serve the people well with your care and your kindness.

Image Credit:
- Voxeros

1. Pam left...
Tuesday, 21 March 2006 12:32 am
over here, you can get MRSA at hospitals and die from it - all because nurses and doctors don't take enough care to de-germ themselves!! du/Mrsa.htm

2. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 21 March 2006 7:26 am ::
Pam: Yikes! UK so jialat meh?

3. aloe left...
Tuesday, 21 March 2006 10:07 am
I sometimes wonder if HR professionals would also be more susceptible to illness due to all those medical claims etc that they have to handle. =S

4. aloe left...
Tuesday, 21 March 2006 10:21 am
And oh yes, there was a recent letter in the newspaper forum to diss a clinic for closing at the appointed time and refusing to see a patient. hiaz...

5. Zhe Bin left...
Tuesday, 21 March 2006 10:54 am
Yes let us all hormat the nurses. And do you know you are in sync with the latest advertisements in MRT? They are encouraging people to take up nursing.

6. kIm left...
Tuesday, 21 March 2006 2:50 pm
Zhe Bin: That is because there is always a lack of nurses around in Singapore. It is so bad that they have to employ nurses from overseas. Actually I think Jay is scaring people from taking up nursing. Hahaha..

Jay: The bug is all around. :( But I agree that nurses are damn 伟大。I nearly became a 伟大 nurse too, had I not chosen the jc route. Hahaha..

7. Pam left...
Tuesday, 21 March 2006 5:08 pm
yes, it is that jialat. i had a friend who visited his father (dad had a fall and was hospitalised). ended up catching some virus, had to be in quarantine for 2 weeks! together with 100 other people or so. it wasn't the MRSA bug, but it was something else. so yes, UK hospitals are v bad. many many horror stories.

8. heather left...
Tuesday, 21 March 2006 6:13 pm
wow, better go to the doctor for the fever.. sounds bad.. :S

9. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 21 March 2006 8:06 pm :: 
Anna: HR where got need medical leave one? Just take leave, come back, then push the leave application form through the shredder can liao.

Zhe Bin: Really? So zhun har? Must go buy TOTO liao... :P

kIm: Scare your head lah. I have you know that I have a qualified nursing license ok!! But then hor, license expired liao coz never go for renewal.

Pam: Sounds as if it is better to self medicate for small ailment and go only when you are at the brink of death.

Heather: What? And go catch more virus? Nah, we will self medicate first and observe them for one more day before deciding.

10. winter left...
Tuesday, 21 March 2006 11:49 pm
sometimes going hospitals might be going to a mine field
u won't know what u will catch there too
hope that the hurricane faith will appear soon

11. aloe left...
Wednesday, 22 March 2006 8:49 am
Cos when the staff comes back from medical leave, they will submit their medical leave and bills to the HR dept mah. So I got this weird tot that just maybe, perhaps, people in HR will be more susceptible to illnesses... =P Just a tot... =)
how cum u all never go clinic instead?? They dun have clinic??
Wah!! din know u got (even though expired le) nursing license... whoot!

12. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 22 March 2006 9:13 am :: 
winter: Hurricane Faith is ok already. Now it's Hurricane Gabriel keeping us up the whole of last night. *_* 

Anna: What contract the germs from the receipts har? :P
There is no such thing as clinic here... or at least not in my vicinity. Given the population of Ch1na, you cannot imagine the number of people there hacking, coughing, wheezing, minus an eye, minus a leg, minus a finger.....

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