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September Transfers

Posted: October 3, 2015 in Medical, Professional


These were the cases transferred in September

1. Pancytopenia (later diagnosed acute leukaemia)

2. K/c AIHA for packed cell transfusion

3. TRO TB Meningitis: (later diagnosed viral meningitis with latent PTB)

4. Acute pancreatitis

From 7 cases down to 4… hopefully October have less than that.


Call upgrade

Posted: May 10, 2015 in Professional


(Boredom alert! Merely a diary for It has been 4 months of working in this old environment but in a new post. Although still under observation, alhamdulillah, I am given the trust to fully function. It wasn’t very much different with registrarship in KL except that i get more phone calls, but would be able to sleep comfortably at home after midnight (so far…) 😊.

In January, I wasnt put in the roster for two reasons. Firstly, for me to “adapt” after 4.5 years of working elsewhere and secondly, the roster was already out when i registered 😁. And the following months I was given 3 weekdays and one weekend call. Heaven! Previously it was 6-8 calls per month for the first 3.5 years of training and 5 calls during registrarship plus lots of weekend team rounds. Now, most of my weekends are free except during oncall day 😍, which is like one weekend each month.

In general to date, i would receive 4 to 8 phone calls from the peripheries the whole day. Work will commence 8-5 as usual and towards the end of the day, i’ll take pass overs from the two intensives, which sometimes finish at 6pm. After dinner and rest for 2-3 hours at home and after Isya, ill head back to the hospital for night rounds in all 5 wards and peripheries till midnight… Thats a routine.

The first one was a bad introductory call whereby i received 11 referrals and finished night rounds at 2.30 am 😱. It was probably the worst night cause subsequently, it was much better.

Deaths so far, three, on average one each month will fall under my name. Sad… One sudden death of aspiration involving a 2 year old, another involving an infant with fulminant infection by metapneumovirus and the recent one was an extreme premature baby with pulmonary hemorrhage. I pray to Allah that all my calls are smoothsailing from here onwards.

Few more months to go before i leave for a smaller hospital in the hope of creating a huge impact on a smaller community. InsyaAllah.


I took up the chance to visit my Sri Aman abode by volunteering for a supervisory visit there and Betong.

It was an excellent feeling to come back and I was warmly greeted by familiar faces. Two main questions that were asked: “why lost so much weight!?” And “are you married!?”


After seeing 72 out of 111 outpatient and 6 inpatients, we resumed our day with an hour of CME about a transfer checklist. I went home later to see a superficial defect in my master bedroom probably due to aircond leak😭. I ended the day with dinner with Kak Pija and family.


The next day was the trip to Betong. All 42 cases came and we ended at 1pm. After lunch, prayers, inpatient visit and CME, I headed home to Kuching which took 3.5 hours drive.

I felt more useful and appreciated in district setting. I guess id be happier in August 😊


Posted: January 25, 2015 in Fine Dining, Fun facts, Kuching, Lifestyle


The atmosfera cafe that i used to know in Kuching was a two storey establishment which offers Asian and Western cuisine on the ground floor, and a coffeehouse on the first floor. But years has past and it was taken over by an Indian cuisine restaurant, like the mamak shops that is abundant in KL.


And… It has a second branch! πŸ˜…
I guess its another option other than Bombay Masala πŸ‘

Boardgaming in Kuching

Posted: January 25, 2015 in Gamer, Kuching, Lifestyle


As a boardgamer, i thought my activities would be limited when i am relocated to Kuching, until last night. We found a shop called Tic Tac Toe, opposite The Spring shopping mall behind RHB bank!

It catered boardgaming activities as well as serve beverages and food. Ricky, the owner, is a Kuching boy who once reside in Singapore and started his boardgaming activities from then. He opened his shop slightly more than half a year ago around May 2014

As usual, my intro game for new gamers was The Settlers of Catan cause

1. I know the rules by heart
2. It is easy to follow
3. It has mild element of competetiveness as well as luck.


Im glad that my two best friends from school days found the game interesting and opted for second round of Catan! πŸ˜πŸ‘

My 5 Moments of Hand Hygiene

Posted: January 12, 2015 in Professional


(Source WHO)

Just to share the 5 moments of hand hygiene reiterated by our infectious disease boss.

Hoping to comply wherever I go πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

Fasting Calendar 2015

Posted: January 11, 2015 in Gentleman, Lifestyle


I didn’t manage to follow much of last year’s calendar and will try my best to comply in 2015 especially for Mondays and Thursdays insyaallah.