Jangan jadi doktor kejar glamor
KUALA LUMPUR 27 Mac – Kerjaya sebagai doktor bukan untuk mengejar glamor atau mencari kekayaan tetapi bagi membantu pesakit yang memerlukan rawatan.
Pengarah Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL), Dr. Zaininah Mohd. Zain berkata, kerjaya sebagai doktor banyak terdedah kepada cerita sedih tentang kesakitan yang dihadapi oleh seseorang tetapi doktor menerima kepuasan apabila melihat pesakit pulang selepas semakin pulih.
‘‘Tiada kehidupan sosial yang aktif dan tidak tidur lebih 24 jam adalah satu kebiasaan bagi seorang doktor.
‘‘Pelajar yang ingin menceburi bidang ini perlu bersedia dari segi mental dan fizikal serta tidak sepatutnya memilih bidang perubatan jika langkah itu hanya untuk memenuhi kemahuan ibu bapa,” kata Zaininah ketika berucap kepada 152 pelajar yang mengikuti Program Pendedahan Kerjaya Seorang Doktor di HKL di sini hari ini.
Beliau turut mengingatkan para pelajar supaya tidak mengambil mudah pengajian bidang perubatan yang mengambil masa sekurang-kurangnya tujuh tahun melibatkan perbelanjaan kerajaan sebanyak RM500,000 bagi setiap pelajar.
Para pelajar tersebut merupakan sebahagian daripada 1,614 calon Program Ijazah Luar Negara Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA) 2007 dari seluruh negara yang diwajibkan mengikuti program pendedahan tersebut sebelum ditaja untuk belajar bidang perubatan di universiti-universiti seberang laut.
Program tersebut diadakan selama tiga hari bermula hari ini di 46 buah hospital kerajaan di seluruh negara.
Calon-calon yang menyertai program tersebut di Kuala Lumpur didedahkan kepada enam jabatan utama HKL iaitu kecemasan, pesakit luar, pembedahan, ortopedik, forensik serta obstetrik dan ginekologi.
Zaininah menegaskan bahawa kerjaya sebagai doktor adalah satu ‘perjanjian’ seumur hidup yang tiada ruang untuk kecuaian dan kesilapan ketika merawat pesakit.
‘‘Etika perlu dijaga, penampilan mesti kemas tetapi yang paling penting keputusan kena dibuat dengan tepat dan pantas terutama ketika merawat kes-kes kecemasan.
‘‘Unit pesakit luar HKL menerima lebih 2,000 pesakit sehari. Oleh itu, pelajar perlu faham betapa penting kaedah rawatan pesakit ditentukan dengan tepat dan pantas walau di jabatan mana sekalipun seseorang ditempatkan,” ujarnya.
Beliau menjelaskan, doktor kini juga perlu pandai melayan pesakit yang lebih memahami bidang kesihatan berbanding dahulu dan mereka banyak bertanya mengenai masalah kesihatan yang dihadapi.
‘Think glocal, become billionaires’
By KOH LAY CHIN
KUALA LUMPUR: Entrepreneurs who have gained some success must not rest easy but instead push themselves to become truly "glocal", Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said yesterday.
He said being truly glocal — local in mindset but thinking internationally — meant Ma- lay entrepreneurs should not lose their focus when they had made profits in their businesses and succumb to what he called the "4 Bs" — Bungalow, Boat, Benz and Beemer.
Some entrepreneurs, he said, "stepped on the brakes" when they had obtained these status symbols or paid more attention to their wives even though they could go on to become the country’s next billionaire.
"What I mean is entrepre- neurs must not lose their way and stay focused for they can become more successful.
"If you are making a RM10 million profit, you should be trying to push it to RM100 million," he said after the launch of the Glocal Entrepreneurs Programme and exhibition at Putra World Trade Centre yesterday.
The programme, to spur and support entrepreneurial activity, was set up by the Entrepreneur and Co-operative Development Ministry.
At the event yesterday, several memorandas of understanding were exchanged for three entrepreneurial-related projects under the ministry, namely Halmart, MalaysiaKitchen and Forest’Secret.
The projects are aimed at promoting halal products (Halmart), food and culinary specialities (MalaysiaKitchen) and natural resources based cosmetic or pharmaceutical products (Forest’Secret).
Najib said he was pleased that the projects were under way and would be promoted internationally to showcase what Malaysia had to offer.
"If we can have these outlets in other countries, the potential is huge. We need to understand what the global market wants and then we can adjust to it, in terms of business strategies, branding, quality and standards."
Earlier, in his speech, Najib said Malaysia should look at countries such as South Korea, whose work ethic, culture and focus resulted in great success.
He cited an example of a South Korean CEO he met recently who arrived at work before 7am and left after 8.30pm, six days a week.
Also present at the event were Entrepreneur and Co-operative Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, ministry secretary-general Datuk Mangsor Saad and Perbadanan Nasional Berhad chairman Datuk Shahrir Abdul Samad.
Endon's kebaya collection to be exhibited in Australia
By SHARON LING
KUCHING: Part of the nyonya kebaya collection of the prime minister's late wife Datin Paduka Seri Endon Mahmood is among the kebayas currently being exhibited at the Textile Museum here.
Comprising eight exquisite pieces of white kebaya with various styles of embroidery, they take a prominent place in the exhibition, jointly organised by Society Atelier Sarawak, Yayasan Budi Penyayang Malaysia and the Sarawak Museum.
Society Atelier patron Datuk Laila Taib, who opened the exhibition, said Endon's contribution to the promotion of kebaya and batik, both in Malaysia and internationally, was exemplary.
"I have always been impressed by her dedication and drive for these projects which are now carried out by Yayasan Budi Penyayang," she added.
She also noted that the kebaya was not only fashion but a work of art.
"The intricate embroidery work on fine cotton, voile and rubia are executed with such imaginative compositions of floral patterns, birds, scenery and abstracts," she said.
Yayasan Budi Penyayang chief executive Leela Mohd Ali said Endon's white kebayas, which are being shown in Kuching for the first time, were very much in vogue among the Straits Chinese at one time.
She also said Endon's collection would be exhibited in Melbourne, Australia, from May 3 to Sept 16 this year.
The exhibition here, which is on until April 15, features over 100 pieces of kebaya from the collections of 42 individuals, many of which are heirloom pieces.
Flowers and birds are the most common motifs used to decorate the kebayas, but there are several with unusual designs.
One shows children playing with firecrackers while two other pieces are respectively embroidered with prawns and grasshoppers.
In conjunction with the opening of the exhibition, a fashion show was held which featured vintage and contemporary kebaya designs by local boutiques and designers.