47 year old Cynthia Koh, a local actress shared a few Instagram stories about a ‘self-entitled’ patient she encountered while she was being hospitalised at Mount Alvernia Hospital.
She had been admitted to the hospital on 29 January 2022 for having a high fever which later turned out to be pelvic inflammatory disease.
In her Instagram stories, she shared that the ‘self-entitled’ patient was being an ‘S-hole’ and was not being kind to ladies because he was screaming and making unreasonable demands even late into the night, at 12:30am
She adds on that this was due to the patient’s HDMI cable being unable to connect to the television and even though they were admitted into different rooms in the ward, she could still hear him while she was in her room.
The nurse who was screamed at then came to Koh’s room to hook her up to the IV machine but forgot to switch it on, clearly shaken by the patient’s incessant screaming.
However, he discharged from the hospital and went to another hospital the next day.
Urges people to put self entitlement issues away
Koh added another story looking to remind people that they are at a hospital instead of a hotel and says that the hospital is a place for recuperation and it is not a place for partying or to be served.
She urges all who have self-entitlement issues to them at the ‘excess baggage counter’ as it is not needed.
She adds that she will not describe the patient but says that it is ‘shame on him’ for being unkind to the nurses and being an ‘S-hole’ to the ladies.
Wants people to understand healthcare workers
Another story which Koh shared was aimed at letting the general public understand the sacrifices which the healthcare workers have put in the past few years ever since the pandemic started.
She mentions that it is not just about ‘paying them’ anymore and says that money cannot buy the time and effort that they have expended which could have been put for better use such as adequate rest, spending time with loved ones and celebrating the festivities with them.
Image source: @CynthiaKoh27/Instagram