Posts Tagged ‘Haiti’

How to have a sensible conversation about immigration

November 23, 2013

How to have a sensible conversation about immigration

Everyone has an opinion on migration but very few can justify it. I have reached this dismal conclusion in writing a book on the subject. I started the book out of concern about how migration was affecting those left behind in countries of emigration – I have spent my working life studying poor societies – but its scope gradually widened to include the effects on migrants and on the indigenous populations in host societies.


Sick leave certificates or MCs are giving a lot of problems

December 13, 2010

Long time ago, while I was working as a Locum or replacement doctor in one of the Chinese clinic in Damansara area. One morning, a person came into the consultation room and immediately “requested” me to prescribe the same vitamins he was given on his last visit. He was working in one of the our panel companies and although most of the panel companies usually instructed the private clinics not to prescribe vitamins, I had no choice but to agree to his demands as he was talking with a stern face like ordering and the medicines were also not expensive and was just asking for three day’s supply only. And I also just wished to avoid the unnecessary confrontations with the patients because if unsatisfied, twisted complaints by the patients or customers could damage our reputation and good name as the saying goes, customers are always right.