3/29/2010

Notable quote by Liat Teng Lit

Your heart rate would not go up 'When you come to this hospital, your blood pressure and heart rate won't go up.' Liak Teng Lit, CEO Khoo Teck Puat Hospital I am still trying to figure out what he meant. People with high blood pressure can get instant relief, pressure will go down by visiting KTPH? People with hearts beating too rapidly can go to KTPH and the hearts will beat slower? Amazing. And a ear check cost only $2! This is getting ridiculous. How could a modern and well equipped hospital charged this kind of rate? Is it just a gimmick? If not the hospital will soon lose money or the standard will drop. They need to charge more to ensure that the quality is good and be able to pay for good doctors and medical professionals. Or maybe Khoo Teck Puat is subsidising the cost. Thank you Khoo Teck Puat.

8 comments:

Wally Buffet said...

After reading his rant on how magnificent the new KTP hospital is, I am sold. Henceforth, I will drive all the way to Yishun and savour the Shangrila Hotel ambience, the Mayo Clinic trained doctors and partake of the blood pressure reducing incentives as well as the $2 ear checks even if I have nothing wrong with my ears. Heck, it's only the price of a packet of kachang puteh for christ sake! And not forgetting the "love" emanating from his medical professionals. I really need it after encountering polyclinic doctors more interested in the stock market on their PDAs than medicine.

But hurry, this offer is while stocks lasts or while the hospital's finances stay within the more than healthy range three years down the road. If it doesn't the hospital itself may need some specialist doctoring.

Hehe.

Anonymous said...

Please be reminded that when the heart rate does not go up, it may mean that the blood pressure is so low that those hoping to live in heaven may have their wishes realized soon. No need to pay $2.00.

Anonymous said...

Or is it the shortest route to heaven? And the cheapest too!

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Why are you people so negative? I think he meant well, that he could provide a cheaper medical service than other hospitals. Khoo Teck Puat would be proud of him.

I would vote him to be our Minister for Health, if he stands for election. I think he can make a difference to the cost of healthcare here.

Anonymous said...

Now I am getting confused.

I thought Khoo Teck Puat is subsidising the cost, not the CEO.

Even if we elect him as the Minister for Health, we will still be screwed from A to Z.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

There must be some genuine guys around to do genuine good.

Anonymous said...

Com..on folks;

it is Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital in Name, it is not Khoo Teck Phuat managing the Hospital. It will come under the control of MOH.

Rest assured that it will be no different from the rest. Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital but run by Khaw Boon Want.

Understand ?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, right. The pigs and humans look alike.