Sunday, October 22, 2006

Realism

2 October 2006
We consulted this Dr.Fok at Town Health Centre in Shatin today as Jo needed to take his Pneumococcal and Hep.B jabs. However, the doctor suggested Jo to carry another Hep.B blood test again, i then asked him why the test is necessary since he had already tested it in China and the HBsAb shown NEGATIVE. He replied unkindly "Depend on you want to believe the China's skill or HK's skill. I have to see the report first then only i can tell you whether booster is needed or started from the first dose, if his HBsAb really shown NEGATIVE then what for i give you the booster, right? Somemore, it's one out of million who doesn't produce antibody, so it is good for taking the test here." Then, I turned my head back to hubby and discussed the blood test issue after listening his long-winded talked, at the meantime this doctor started to show us his irritating and impatient look and suddenly he said "How about you all go outside and discuss?" i was so shocked when i heard this, we're in the room to consult him but he's expelling us. I quickly said, "OK, we will think outside but please give him the Pneumococcal jab now." When he jabbing Jo, his look also like very "ba-bai" one, hey, i was so angry by his offended attitude and still forced myself to calm down in front of him. After 15 mins, we had to MEET him again as we needed him to draw Jo's blood. This round, we paid HKD950 (HKD650 Pneumococcal and HKD300 Blood test on Hep.B's groups) to this doctor.

14 October 2006
We're at Town Health Centre in Shatin again as Jo needed to take the Hep.B Booster. His report shown his HBsAb is only 14mIU/ml, if below 10mIU/ml then it should be started from the first dose, if above 50mIU/ml then it's considered POSITIVE. This time we consulted Dr.Ng a lady doctor, wow, this lady doctor even more unfriendlier than Dr.Fok, she didn't say anything when we stepping into her room, no greeting and no smiling. She just sitting there and filling the syringe then gave jab to Jo. Everything was very fast finished until i wasn't dare to ask question. While we're waiting for our bill, i suddenly recalled that i want to ask for some cream as Jo has some mild rashes on his right leg, then i told the nurse that i would like to see the doctor again. By the time i opened the door, i already heard her friendly voice "Ya, what can i help you?", then she just said and said non-stop, wow, why suddenly could be so friendly and totally like 2 different people. I finally understood why the first situation is wide difference with the second situation when i was paying my bill. This bill is HKD435 (Hep.B Booster HKD250, HKD100 Consultation and HKD85 Rashes Cream), you know why it's such a wide difference? Because doctor can't charge consultation if only giving jab, no wonder the first round she was so lazy to entertain me LOL! But it's so expensive to charge HKD100 for consultation as i only stayed less than 2 mins in her room, somemore it's only a wee bit cream then charged me HKD85 also unreasonable LOL! Hey, no wonder she can hold LV Bag LOL! If i were her, i can hold LV and even Hermes LOL!

17 October 2006
We rushed to this Town Health Centre again during afternoon as Jo was so sick. He has swollen eyes, diarrhea, vomit, sensitive nose and cough. We reached there around 3pm, the nurse told me they have one famous paed Dr.Roy but his appointment is full until 5pm, then she said they have this Dr.Ng and Dr.Fok are available, of course i would choose Dr.Fok since i know Dr.Ng is a realist. This time Dr.Fok was very friendly and spoke very softly to us, OK, i know, because it charges CONSULTATION. Doctor said Jo's eyes was infected as it kept discharging a greenish mucus, and the greenish mucus from nose was due to sensitive nose.Sigh, if flu then still able to cure but sensitive nose is hard to relief. OK, this time it charged HKD220 (HKD100 Consultation and HKD120 Medication) and i felt like more worthwhile at least i got 5 types of medicines.

Hubby said sarcastically to me "I don't know why you love HK so much, now can you see the real face of HK people?", Hey, i love HK is because HK is a shopping and ambrosia heaven and not because of people LOL!

17 comments:

jazzmint said...

wah..really world of difference huh...

Pinky said...

Poor thing - I hope you son will get better. I think HK people are pretty materialistic - like what they no money no talk!

laundryamah said...

Sigh..that's the culture in HK la..materialistic and no "chan cheng" one..but then again if given a choice I wud still go to HK rather than in China for medical consultation leh! YES HK shopping here I come! Hope to see ya!

Zara's Mama said...

This is private clinic?

Actually not that expensive also, b'cos that's what I pay for consultation for Paed too.. and they charge consultation too even giving jabs.. :-|

But Hkg Paed really 'si kui'.

chooi peng said...

i m too love the shopping heaven but not the "si kui" and materialistic ppl!

Julian said...

Hongkies (no pun intended) are like that one lah. Always rude when there's less $ involved.

I have been to HK many times and many times also sure encounter 80% rude people. Gosh.

Hope you and Jo gets well already by now.

Jan said...

aiyo, you got really bad service there in Hongkong hor!!

hope jo gets well soon!!!

IMMomsDaughter said...

Hongkees very $$$ face one hor? I guess they have to as the cost of living is high & everybody wants to join the high society clique. Poor Jo, hope he'll get well soon. *Sigh* Just gotta tell yourself, money does not matter as long as your boy is well.

kelly said...

The way most Hongkies speak and behave are generally rude and unrefined. Their service standards are bad..I've been there once and I don't like the culture there.

Hope Jo is getting better now.

pearlvanoyster said...

huisia,
need your help, how did you move your old blog to blogger in beta?

huisia said...

Pearlvanoyster -

Actually you can switch your old blog into beta blog without moving it. I mean no need to change the URL (blog's address).

I only registered myself to beta but i didn't move my non-beta blog to another beta blog. Anyway, i think you can try to write your problems to blogger's admin.

WMD: Wife, Mother, Daughter said...

I hope joshua is feeling much better. Poor you having to tahan those paed's attitude.

Shannon Chong said...

SO 'yin sat', SO SO 'si kui'?? Why do you still go back to the same place???? No other place mar? I personally think paed should be friendly, and at elast wears a smile, cuz they are facing kids mar....

magictree said...

Poor Jo...wish him a speedy recovery.
Take care of yourself too..hui_sia.

blurblur said...

Wah really, got earn money then friendly, no money to earn then show face,so 'practical' one..sigh..

hope Jo gets well soon..

marsha said...

hope JOshua (my son's name also JOshua) feels better already! First time here and love the blog! Never been to HK and thought HK people are nice. Influenced by TVB lah. :-) Now I know better.

michelle said...

Yes, some HK ppl is always thinking about $$. Very proud if they have plenty of $$. Some of them really unreal.