Another thing that irks me, besides doctors who use coffee mugs to do fungal farming, are doctors who cannot read simple instructions, like this one pasted on the curtains (!) of a certain on call room:
The sign says ‘KINDLY DO NOT LEAVE ANY CLINICAL LINEN (BLUE ATTIRE) IN THIS ROOM. PLEASE SEND IT BACK TO THE PLACE YOU TOOK IT FROM’.
Unfortunately, the message failed to get through, for right below the sign was this pile of used clinical blue attire (actually it’s called Surgical Scrubs):
Some one even cheekily wrote, “No way Mary”, under the sign (I have no idea who Mary is).
Some on call doctors have a habit of taking surgical scrubs from the Operation Theater (OT), wear them throughout the night while on call (because they didn’t want to bring their own clothes) all over the hospital and just dump them in the on call room the next day. It’s a bad habit.
Personally, I feel that surgical scrubs should stay where they are supposed to be, namely the OT. What irks me even more are fellow doctors who come out of the OT wearing the scrubs to attend to patients in the ward or see referrals and then go back into the OT still wearing the same attire! God knows what infectious agents they have carried out from the OT into the wards and vice versa.
But then again, no one bothers. Sigh…
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