It’s my first time encountering this helpful act. I’ve always believe that Singaporean will always help out needed people, even thou they are foreigners.
We all know Bangladesh is a very very poor country. Thousands of them work in Singapore just to earn eunf money to send home for their family members, or their wife to feed the kids. So today, this Bangladesh came to the clinic to see doctor on his asthma attack. He came during his work hour with his dirty clothes and shoes. Nobody knows he have no money or having financial difficulties. His turn to see a doctor. Doctor took quite awhile to see him. After that, doctor came and told me to cancel his visit and give him a memo to A&E with no charge of consultation and memo fees even thou doctor had seen him and advised him.
So i go ahead and proceed, and accidentally read his memo as i need to get doctor’s signature. And then i told doctor, it’s even more expensive for him to go A&E. Doctor asked if there’s any other alternative to help this man or not. And we came out an alternative together. By right we can’t do this, but by left we can’t let the man to go off like this. What if anything happen while he is on his way, then how?
So we gave the man this alternative which is, we will go ahead to proceed the nebulizer for him, end of day he have to pay whatever amount he have with him, and owe the remaining fees first. When he have eunf, then come back and pay the remaining. When i was telling him this in English, he don’t understand what i’m trying to say… Just right, there’s only 1 Indian patient in the clinic. So I’ve asked him for help to translate Indian language to that man so he could know what we are planning to do.
He didn’t translate on behalf of me, but he asked me what happen to that man. And i told him the situation. And he surprised me by saying, “it’s okay, i will pay for his bills just let me know how much. And get him a inhaler for his asthma.” Doctor and us (colleagues) are shocked and surprised on this Indian patient’s action. I mean, not everyone will help a stranger financially. The bills is not cheap thou. $80 over dollar!!
It’s a good deed on mother day!! This man deserve a shoutout for his helpful action. He is actually saving his life!! We do have kind people on the earth. Bangladesh worked very hard for sg. They died for us, they work hard to build a shelter for us. We should learn to appreciate them. No harm doing good deed.
Credits: Christy Chia (https://www.facebook.com/Akikoloves/posts/10155253025000629)