How should we judge a government?

In Malaysia, if you don't watch television or read newspapers, you are uninformed; but if you do, you are misinformed!

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." - Malcolm X

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience - Mark Twain

Why we should be against censorship in a court of law: Publicity is the very soul of justice … it keeps the judge himself, while trying, under trial. - Jeremy Bentham

"Our government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no
responsibility at the other. " - Ronald Reagan

Government fed by the people

Government fed by the people

Career options

Career options
I suggest government... because nobody has ever been caught.

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?
Corruption is so prevalent it affects English language?

When there's too much dirt...

When there's too much dirt...
We need better tools... to cover up mega corruptions.

Prevent bullying now!

Prevent bullying now!
If you're not going to speak up, how is the world supposed to know you exist? “Orang boleh pandai setinggi langit, tapi selama ia tidak menulis, ia akan hilang di dalam masyarakat dan dari sejarah.” - Ananta Prameodya Toer (Your intellect may soar to the sky but if you do not write, you will be lost from society and to history.)

Friday, May 03, 2013

This GE, seek second opinion, just like what you should do, when having a medical problem

Kevin had shingles.

Those of us who spend much time in a doctor's office should appreciate this! Doesn't it seem more and more that physicians are running their practices like an assembly line?

Here's what happened to Kevin:

Kevin walked into a doctor's office and the receptionist asked him what he had. Kevin said: 'Shingles.' So she wrote down his name, address, medical insurance number and told him to have a seat.

Fifteen minutes later a nurse's aide came out and asked Kevin what he had...
Kevin said, 'Shingles.' So she wrote down his height, weight, a complete medical history and told Kevin to wait in the examining room.

A half hour later a nurse came in and asked Kevin what he had. Kevin said, 'Shingles..' So the nurse gave Kevin a blood test, a blood pressure test, an electrocardiogram, and told Kevin to take off all his clothes and wait for the doctor.

An hour later the doctor came in and found Kevin sitting patiently in the nude and asked Kevin what he had.

Kevin said, 'Shingles.' The doctor asked, 'Where?'

Kevin said, 'Outside on the truck. Where do you want me to unload 'em??'

That was a joke. But the following cases, if true, were not...

'I have heard stories of a gynaecologist in private hospital convincing a patient to have a caesarean when a normal birth would do.'

'My late friend, warded in a private hospital for severe abdominal pain, was persuaded to undergo a series of specialist tests before he was diagnosed to have advance-stage cancer. His daughter had to pick up a big, fat bill.

Be careful. Always get 2nd opinion before agreeing to treatment.'

There are ethical specialists around and they are hard to find - you’ll need reliable references to find them.

Ask a trusted GP you know whether he would have members of his own family treated by the specialists he recommends.

Here’s another recent example :

"A 91 year old woman was admitted to a posh private hospital in KL with symptoms of being “weak and unwell“ and after a battery of tests including a CT scan and an array of so-called specialists who were called to consult on this “difficult case”, Surprise, surprise – what did they find ?  ZILCH !!

Final Diagnosis:  Old age... Absolutely Brilliant! Final Bill:  RM 25,000."


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My friend's MIL complained about a pain in the lower back. The old lady was made to undergo a series of painful and costly operation to her spinal cord and then lost the function of her lower limbs. Later it diagnosed that she had kidney stones. It was the stones that caused the pain.
Yes get a second opinion by all means, especially if a surgical procedure is recommended.