Alhamdulillah, our old MATES visited us last thursday. K Long and Boone as we had always known them were in Kuantan for a short vacation. We were neighbours in Adelaide. k long and boone were among the pioneers of 'married students'. They were married at the end of their second year at med school. The are blessed with two handsome boys. These friends of mine, are now succesfull medical specialists, Boone being an O&G expert while K long the radiologist.
While i can understand the call for 'only-female-O&G specialists' in malaysia by someone few weeks ago, i dont know if many lady doctors out there willing to serve like this one male government O&G expert. Since there is not many senior consultant O&G serving in the government hospital (as the offer at the private hospital is indeed very lucrative), its not uncommon for boone to travel past midnight for 1 and a 1/2 hour from Muar to Segamat to help save mother's and/or baby's life when emergency take place in Segamat. Once he told about a baby stuck half way during vaginal delivery as the baby had a big abdomen due to congenital abnormality. And this is not an isolated case especially when you are talking about pregnant mothers from 'remote' area like felda or even orang asli at southern part of Pahang who often go to Segamat just for the delivery. Most often this patients default follow ups arrange for them by midwives who visit them at home. As for the baby, he or she is now in jannah...al-fatihah. But alhamdulillah the mother is still safe and sound..