In this practical era that we are living, how many people we know live by this belief “取自社会，回馈社会“?
In my many visits to Dr Seng’s clinic, sometimes I will joke with the nurses about how expensive gynae visit can be..it was during one of those jokes, that the nurses revealed to me Dr Seng’s charitable side.
For elderly above 60 years old..Dr Seng waived off his consultation charges. Wow!!
I remember seeing not just expectant mothers and young ladies in the clinics, but in fact quite a handful of elderly, some in wheelchair too..
Dr Seng have not once bragged about his way of contributing back to the society to me as his patient for so many years. My friends and ex-colleague who referred Dr Seng to me was not even aware of this when I told them about it. It bring our admiration to him besides his fantastic skills as a gynae to a greater level..
During one of my last post natal visit after the delivery of my son, he reminded me come back for my yearly routine check up, which I jokingly told him, with another mouth to feed, I might be able to afford the luxury of a top-notch gynae like him. He joked back and told me ok, wait till I turn 60 years old and he will waived off his consultation charges as what he is doing for all his current elderly patients.
That was the first time he shared with me what he deems as his “little contribution” back to the society.
He told me, people from his genre, believes in giving back what you have taken from the society.. He told me he hope hIs son, Dr Seng Shay Way, a trainee doctor at KK then, can carry on what he is doing, but will not imposed or insist though, that he should do what he did. He told me matter of factly, the younger generations are different from their generation, making more money seems to be on everyone minds now..and that is a very sad sight!
Indeed our generations are a sad state. We been brought up struggling to get into the best education, find the best profession, make the most money.. but are we taught about returning back to the society what we have taken?
How many doctors do we actually know that is doing that?
For me, Dr K M Seng is the only doctor I knew who had such a big heart..
I believe many of the elderly patients are thankful for his contributions to them, and many of the patients who knew this side of Dr Seng, have not only admirations but deep respect for him.
Dr Seng, you live up to the virtues of a doctor.. 医者仁心 aptly describe you.