Written by: Li Enci
Last update date: 2020-09-28 08:00
Tuen Mun Hospital's Deputy Chief Administrative Officer and consultant physician of internal medicine and geriatrics Mok Chun-keung will be retired next year, but this year he encountered the challenge of COVID-19.
Speaking of the epidemic, he still remembers his colleague Dr. Xie Wanwen, who died in the service of SARS.
Mok Junqiang said that when her death caused Tuen Mun Hospital to face the epidemic back, she insisted on a bottom line, "It means that there is no need for a colleague to contract the disease (to take care of the patient). If you do not have enough PPE (protective clothing), I won’t arrange for you to go to dangerous places.”
Mok Junqiang won the Outstanding Staff Award of the Hospital Authority this year. He said he was lucky to work in the hospital.
"The advantage of the Great Northwest is that there are so many places to be reclaimed, and to strive for resources to do as much as you want."
Mo Junqiang understands the mood and difficulties of caregivers and believes that it is easy for the public to ignore their contributions.
(Photo by Li Enci)
Mok Junqiang started working in a public hospital in 1986 and transferred to Tuen Mun Hospital in 1993. He was promoted to a consultant doctor the following year.
He served as the head of the internal medicine and geriatrics department in 2011. At that time, the hospital's medical accident was not resolved, personnel disputes recurred, and team morale was very low.
"When I finished work in the evening, I felt so lonely. Life seemed hopeless. I don't know why I reworked. All my colleagues were unhappy. I remember the feeling." During his six years as a supervisor, he was willing to listen to the opinions of his young colleagues. Even if they may not be able to agree to do it, they will definitely respond.” The hospital walked up and down side by side, and internal strife gradually decreased; from the worst working environment, it gradually became positive and positive.
Tuen Mun Hospital feels remote, but Mo Junqiang thinks it is lucky to work here.
"The advantage of the Great Northwest is that there are so many places to be reclaimed. We strive for resources to do what we want to do, opinions are easier to be accepted, and chances of promotion are faster than other hospitals." He also said with a smile, the largest hospital in the hospital more than 20 years ago The feature is "the patient is good for the countryside." A mother-in-law once gave a raw chicken to a doctor colleague to thank him for his treatment.
Compared with the urban area, Mo Junqiang appreciates the patients in the Northwest and knows how to respect doctors.
The community elderly assessment team in Tuen Mun Hospital has been established for 25 years, and Mo Junqiang is among the first to join.
The medical and nursing team will provide outreach services to the elderly in the homes in the district to assist the homes in monitoring whether there are problems.
When he visited the homes, he found some hardware problems, such as too narrow space, slow network cables, etc., and provided suggestions to the related homes for improvement; while the nurses focused more on the deficiencies in care, such as the caregiver being the elderly The wound was not handled properly when washing.
He believes that serious accidents such as the delivery of wrong medicines in residential institutions are not common. He also claims that most residential staff are caring for the elderly and "do it with the heart to give back to the society."
He also said, "It is easy to point out that people (hospitals) made mistakes. Outrageous mistakes should be punished, but we must be tolerant."
On May 23, 2003, the picture shows the funeral of the first public hospital doctor Xie Wanwen (35 years old) who died in the rescue of a SARS patient. The body was buried in Haoyuan, and the coffin was covered with the regional flag. Xie was posthumously awarded the Gold Medal of Valor. .
During the third wave of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the Golden Branch of the Tuen Mun Kang Wo Nursing Center, where the epidemic broke out, was one of the hospital's service targets. There were as many as 40 infected people in the hospital, 11 of whom died.
Mo Junqiang said that on the first day of the outbreak, the residents could not be evacuated to the quarantine center immediately. At that time, the medical team entered the institution to help deal with drug problems and follow up quarantine arrangements.
He recalled that at that time, some staff of the institution felt guilty and worried that they were transmitting the virus to the elderly.
Some medical staff and staff have long treated the elders as family members, and feel very sad that the elders have passed away.
Speaking of a major epidemic, Mo Junqiang still remembers Dr. Xie Wanwen, who died in the service of SARS 17 years ago.
He said that he was a senior at the time, and Xie was a junior in the chest department. He described the other party as "nice (friendly), a good girl."
Her death has become a pain that cannot be erased in Tuen Mun Hospital. Even if many years have passed since the incident, her colleagues set up flower plaques to commemorate her on specific days every year.
Precisely because of the sacrifice of colleagues, the hospital must stick to a bottom line when facing the epidemic later, "It is because there is no need for a colleague to get sick."
At the beginning of this year, the HA’s protective clothing and other equipment were very tight. Mo Junqiang told his colleagues, "If you don’t have enough PPE (protective clothing), I will not arrange you to go to dangerous places."
Having worked in internal medicine and elderly specialists for many years, Mo Junqiang understands the mood and difficulties of caregivers and believes that the public tends to ignore their contributions.
He is most memorable more than 20 years ago when a man in his thirties suddenly suffered a stroke, and his eyes turned from a young talent to paralyzed.
Due to the complicated condition, his wife often "spoofed" and clamored for doctors to explain her husband's condition.
"One day I told him that you are very hard working as a wife, and he immediately shouted, if I am the first person to care about it." Her relationship with Mo Junqiang has since improved, and she will write a Christmas thank you every year. He treats his husband carefully.
Mo Junqiang said frankly that it is difficult to hire newcomers into the senior profession.
As a senior, he believes that the most important condition for this doctor is patience.
"Uncle grandmother can't hear me, you have to talk loudly with him, but you don't have to make trouble!" In many cases, doctors need to be patient to listen to the elderly sharing.
He also described, "Hong Kong is like an elderly disease. Even if there are medicines and vaccines, the disease is cured, but it is depressed and it takes a long time to rehab (heal)."
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