Saturday, March 30, 2013

On call again

This is my first on call since coming back home. On call means 24 hours stay in call. I was called back to CTC one of the nights ; attending a sick ailing patient but that was not really a call.It was more a call for immediate emergency!

Managing Sungai Buloh Hospital is not easy especially manning the big number of ICU beds. Recently, theres ICU1 and ICU2 instead of ICU and HDW!However, i do take it as a challenge and it is a privilege to be on call as a specialist here.What i love most about being here is the variety of cases and possibilities that i may face. It is always challenging, to decide on what is best for the patient with the ever so busy patients coming in from everywhere.
It can be tiring, it can be mind boggling but that is what is about working in Malaysia. Trying our best for the best management of our patients would be the priority.
Having enthusiastic and keen MOs is another key factor to make the call enjoyable. Hopefully crossing my fingers that things will go well and Insya Allah.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

And the cycling continues

 The doubt was there about was i able to continue my new found hobby while i was in Perth. The answer is Yes! Slowly I'm getting myself into a weekly cycling do. Initially it was the 3 of us, me Azad and kamal. Last weekend i was fortunate enough to start off the long ride with a big group, BJCC i reckon. I've got my contacts and Insya Allah i shall join them in the future. I'm gearing for Kuantan Century ride in June :)
                                         Nite ride- BJ-Denai Alam
                                          MTB Putrajaya
                                         BJ-GCE-Puncak Alam return

Tanggang kembali

Yup.. back to my office. Back to my job. And happy to continue :)

It was a warm feeling to see the things that you desgined & planned.. now on paper and in the system :)

Back to basics

Its in a way good to be back working in Malaysia. How I've missed the "patient-care" scene of Malaysia. It is different, i cannot really compare what I've gone through in Perth and Malaysia. Its not apple to apple. Being back in the Malaysian health care system made me realize what our limitations are. However, we do have our own strong positive points and if given the chance, I would like to continue and serve in the public sector.
 On Mondays i will be in Sungai Buloh Hospital. I 've always love the setup the amazing systematic infrastructure that it has.Though unfortunately it is not complimented by the available staff for the 100% running of the hospital services. However, what makes the hospital thrive is the dedication of its staff. I am amazed by the will power of the Intensive Care Consultant, working above self to ensure patient's get well in the ever depressing ICU. I have learnt a lot from her, and i know I am still learning. Having the young Medical officers in the department can be a bonus, as i've always enjoyed to see the glimmer in their eyes :0 Though there maybe frustration due to intensive working hours.. but that is part of a doctor's life especially if you are affliated to the Anaesthesia and Intensive Care.
 And of course.. the morning traffic and the peak hour going home traffic. Never easy.. but haha.. thats Malaysia my friends.