Friday, September 29, 2006
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Just not too long ago, our health minister was quoted as saying that government doctors do have insurance coverage when they accompany patients in an ambulance, in refuting Malaysian Medical Association president Dr Teoh Siang Chin's claim that doctors and other healthcare providers accompanying patients in ambulances were not covered by insurance.
The health minister also pledged help to the family of the doctor. What was our health minister standing there for? Wasn't he suppose to present or offer some 'humanitarian' support to the family of the victim, and not MMA?
In the mean time, does that mean that, all house officers should refrain from accompanying patients in ambulance since they are not confirmed in position, and thus not entitle to any form of compensation? Has the HO any rights to refuse accompanying patient then?
Monday, September 25, 2006
Saturday, September 23, 2006
Star (9th Sept 2006) reported roads in Penang are congested due to growing population following high-density development in towns and this resulted in increase in number of vehicles and transportation demand.
Among the strategies suggested to overcome such problem are to create more one-way streets and restrict private vehicles in congested areas; introduce intelligent transport system including LMT (Light Monorail Transit); introduce water taxis as an alternative to bring commuters from Penang Island to Seberang Prai, Pulau Aman, Pulau Gedong and man-made islands.
I doubted such strategies would ever work, as long as Penagites still have the kind of 'wanting-to-be cheap-and-convenience,-and-who-cares-about-you' attitude.
Penang' s traffic is actually not as bad as it is portrayed, unlike KL. The certain hours of road congestion is actually caused by those inconsiderate parents sending off and picking up students from schools.
Probably, one of the strategies should be, banning parents from parking or stopping by the road side or else relocate these schools away from the busied roads.
Monday, September 18, 2006
Sunday, September 17, 2006
In Penang Island (I am talking about Island), a decent condominium with minimum of 900 sf were priced at least RM230 000 and above. With our goverment salary, though as a doctor, I was even ashamed to enquire about landed properties.
2. Bukit Dumbar Villa town house (Medal-Rank), are priced from RM 402, 000.
3. Richmont Residences 3 storey link house (Richmont Sapphire) in Jelutong, are priced from RM 628, 000.
4. Desa Ara 3 storey terrace house ((Taimima) in sungai Ara, are priced from RM 588, 000).
Other high-end super condo:
1. The View (Ivory) in Gelugor, are priced from RM 600, 800, almost sold out.
2. BayStar Condominiums (CP Landmark) in Queensbay, Bayan Lepas, are priced from RM 406, 120.
3. Amethyst Condonimium (Prima Prai Group), in Batu Uban.
Some of the condominiums priced from RM 250, 000 to 350, 000 are:
1. Vista Gambier (Lereng Wira) in Jalan Bukit Gambier (yet to be launched).
2. Oasis Condominium in gelugor (yet to be launched).
3. Ixora Heights (PDC) in Taman Lipsin.
4. Regency Height (Palmex Industries) in Sg Ara, launched two years ago.
5. D-Regency (Ideal Gallery) in Bukit Gambier, launched last year.
6. Grand Ocean (Grand Jaya), in Tanjung Bungah.
7. Spring Condominum (IJM), in Jelutong Waterfront.
Other cheaper condominiums (low medium cost) in the less strategic locations are:
1. BL Garden (Reka Indah), in Lebuhraya Thean Teik (at the hilly slope).
2. Relau Indah, Relau.
3. Desa Impian, Air Itam.
Saturday, September 16, 2006
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Monday, September 11, 2006
Open? Dinner, supper.
Ample parking spaces.
Sunday, September 10, 2006
Saturday, September 09, 2006
1. Very strong cigarrette smoke odor in the corridor.
2. Old furnitures.
3. Room too dimmed.
4. No complementary mineral water in the room.
5. No slippers.
6. Interrupted hot water in the bathroom.
7. Air-con not cold enough.
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Saturday, September 02, 2006
NEW FACILITY: THIS RM40mil Ambulatory Care Centre at the Penang Hospital is dedicated to performing minor surgeries and day care treatment
It is equipped with six operating theatres to cater to patients who would be sent home to recuperate after undergoing minor surgeries or day care treatment.
This will reduce the need for patients to be warded and decrease the demand for the 1,090 beds in the hospital at Jalan Residensi.
Completed last year, the centre will only be operational after the procurement of an extra RM800,000 fund to install mechanical and electrical systems and equipment.
Health Ministry parliamentary secretary Lee Kah Choon said the centre was expected to be put into service within six months after the procurement of the money. – STARpic by ASRI ABDUL GHANI