What The Public Doesn’t Know

Maria-Syamsi

I’m writing this based on my own experience, and the stories that my friends related to me. I’m writing as a government medical officer in a busy tertiary center hospital, which means I’m not a specialist, and neither am I a junior doctor/house officer. It also means that I have no power at all for decision making about human resource, buying of drugs and equipment, hospital bills, the service of other departments, my own pay or even the food I eat when I’m on call.

The only contribution I make towards the care of my patients is to care for them, with my knowledge and experience, as much as I can, with the most empathy, manners, efficacy and quality that I could give.

The only contribution I make towards the training of junior staff is by training myself rigidly, and then teach them all I know, with the little time…

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