:: Padi’s dilemma January 27, 2008Posted by Minci 先生 in Everyday Life.
Tags: ethics, PADI, PATI
Habis Madu Sepah Dibuang
For the past few weeks, we’ve had a few PADI’s (Pendatang Asing Dengan Izin) in the wards suffering from various illnesses. It saddens me that when the medical team have decided upon sending them back home to their respective countries, neither their agents nor employers want to be responsible for their wellbeing. Kurang ajar OK menggunakan tenaga buruh diorg, pastuh sesuka hati tak nak ambil kisah pasal kebajikan diorg.
One of the doctors called the employers up stating that this particular worker was medically fit for discharge and just needed someone to come by, get him home and accompany him throughout the flight to help feed him through the nose-tube. It was further mentioned that it would help the company financially to take him out of the hospital for the accumulation of bills can be costly when all he needed was nursing care (which can be done at home) and not additional medicines or investigations. The employer had the heart to say, “Oh.. no need to treat him lah like that. Just let him stay there first”. hellooo.. ‘sewa katil’ hospital still ada charge tau.
Then, it was a case of yo-yo in calling the agents and employers several times to get the patients passport. Ayooo…
My goodness, these people ingat PADI/PATI nih hamba/daging bernyawa ke apa? They have families, self-dignity and worth jugak tau. They deserve some sort of respect for the work they have done – doing things, giving services that our locals are not prepared to do. As a reminder to myself as well, maybe we could start addressing them as ‘orang Indonesia/dari Indonesia’ rather than ‘Indon’ and ‘Bangladeshi/orang Bangladesh’ instead of ‘bangla/Paki’. (for these terms has a rather patronizing tone to it). Furthermore, most of them pun saudara seIslam kan..
* If anybody could give an English equivalent for the Malay proverb above, it is highly appreciated. Thanks.