Angry Doctor

Friday, March 31, 2006

Memo to Officer-in-charge

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for sending the patient back to us for an update of his condition. He has informed us that it is your department's policy that memos from doctors are only considered valid for six months from the date of issue.

As indicated in our last memo, the patient is blind in both eyes and has had a below-knee amputation of his left leg. We regret to inform you that he had not sprouted new eyes nor has his leg grown back. As such, he is still classified as 'disabled'.

We would like also to inform you that it is unlikely that he will grow a new pair of eyes or a new leg, and so his 'disabled' status is unlikely to change in the conceivable future. Kindly consider exempting him from the stipulation of having to obtain a new memo every six months.

Thank you.

angry doc



    Unfortunately guys, everyday somewhere in Singapore, there are several doctors writing memos like these.


    Trust me :D

    By Blogger Dr Oz bloke, At March 31, 2006 6:59 pm  

  • Photocopy a huge stack...fill in the date when requested and charge for the consultation. Easy money!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At March 31, 2006 10:49 pm  

  • kekekekekeke so funny.

    what a sense of humour!

    yea, understand ur frustration.


    By Blogger A Fellow Traveler, At April 01, 2006 10:44 am  

  • As usual, there will always be some 'kok'officers lying around ;p

    By Blogger Flatfeet, At April 02, 2006 8:27 am  

  • If we were to stand back, we might see that the other person may want to know whether there are any new problems/disabilities.

    If the request for memo is for his/her existing disabilities then I suppose its application of the process without understanding the reason behind it.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At April 02, 2006 9:28 am  

  • Ah now that you mention it, yeah that makes more sense.

    Perhaps the situation is such that the officer requesting the memo doesn't understand the purpose of the policy as you rightly mentioned.

    Again there should be good communication channels between the company doctor and the HR department. Sometimes the HR people treat the doctor like a typical employee though and give no respect to his medical opinions in refining policy or giving suggestions.

    Perhaps they should have a form with options to tick that the patient has no change in his current status or if there is any change or additions to have them added.

    That would make things clearer for both the patient, the doctor and the HR officer!

    By Blogger Dr Oz bloke, At April 02, 2006 11:49 am  

  • And now I know why you are "angry"! ;)

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