Please Doctor , do not become rich by making me poor
(Based on an old post in Tamil made by Pattabiraman Sampath .My thanks to him.)
One patient entered a doctor’s room,
And the doctor asked him “What is your problem?”
And the patient told, “I would tell you about that but before that,
You have to read , what I have written in this paper.”
“But before you read I have humble request to you,
If you have high BP ,keep one tablet to reduce it “,
The Doctor laughed, and told the patient ,
“Okay I will read it though I do not understand about the BP”
The patient had written:-
I know your consultation fees is rupees two hundred,
If you do not prescribe needless tests and do not insist,
That I have to get them only . in the lab that you choose ,
I am willing to pay you a consultation fee of rupees five hundred
Please do not recommend me to get admitted in hospital,
Unless there is a need and I would give you a fee ,
Of rupees of two thousand rupees , if you do not insist on
Admission in the five star hospital of your choice.
WE realise doctor that you have spent lots of money,
To study and though you are are also a honest person like me,
You feel that , not only you should get back the money you spent,
But also get sufficient money so that your son can be educated.
People like us doctor are from the lower middle class,
And though health is important to us , we cannot spend ,
All we have , needlessly and unnecessarily on it ,
And unless you make us spend needlessly , you will not become rich
So unless you take an oath, on your God , on your parents ,
Your wife and children , that you would prescribe treatment to me .
Honestly and without bothering about your income ,
Then only I am interested in getting treatment from you.
Doctor did go in search of the BP tablet