- The name is Selvamani.R. I was born in Rangoon, Burma now known as Yangoon and Myanmar respectively. I had my schooling in I.E.S. .Khalsa School there in Rangoon and came to Tamilnadu, India, did my Pre-University in Sir Thegaraya College,Chennai and M.B.B.S., in Madurai Medical College. Later did my Diploma and Masters Degree in the Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Egmore, Madras Medical College, Chennai.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
COFFE ROOM CHATS
CONVERTING TO ADVANTAGE
In our Head Quarters Hospital there was a veteran doctor who faced any circumstance calmly and often turned it to his advantage.
He was posted in Skin Out patient which is usually overcrowded.
One day we saw him after the O.P. with a bag full of eggs.
When asked he grinned and narrated the following incident.
Two days back in the crowded OP hours one person demanded special attention showing a letter from the Munsif [Village Admn Officer]].
Usually we will brush them off with a scathing remark.
But the doctor took the letter, read it calmly, said he knew the man well, treated the person according to the merits and wrote on the back of the letter asking the Munsif to send a dozen eggs if they are available at cheap rate there, saying he will pay the cost..
After two days the person has brought not one but two dozen eggs and stubbornly refused payment.
Our Munsif said not to receive even a dime from you sir, he has said.