By the way, you can check out the location of Sg Tekam from Google Map.
On my first day there, I was so lost. The place seem so free, with nothing much to do except to take care of methadone. I was so down, I thought for the rest of the year I will be useless person. On the same night, I met Mr Fan (a pharmacist from KK Bandar Jengka). He is such a positive thinking person. Since we're the boss in the klinik kesihatan, we can choose to be lazy. But no! I am not going to be lazy!
For all my friends who are posted to klinik kesihatan, this is a good place for you to start to learn to manage. We are given a pharmacy (no start up fee required wor), and we have to learn to handle stock, staff, all the report, and most important is we're the primary healthcare provider. Why are we so important? If we don't do our part in screening and detecting problematic medicine usage, the patient will end up with perhaps, renal or liver failure. That will increase the workload of referral hospital and also in the end, patient will suffer.
Although some of my friend who were unable to be a clinical pharmacist, handling a KK initially is quite good. Take this 1 year time to learn as much as possible of all the basic medicine, master it, and later on only move on the more bombastic-name medicine.
I have not officially start my work there, only being briefed by previous pharmacist, Encik Nasya. There are lots of thing for me to do there, to serve the community of Sungai Tekam and surrounding Klinik Desa. As what Miss Wee said, this is the best time for you to experience rural life and have the privilige to serve the rural people.
On day 3 work, I gave talk on 'Pengurusan Diabetes Peringkat Daerah Jerantut'. Seeing all nurses, jururawat masyarakat, medical assistant, and doctor listening to my talk, make me feel proud, able to share my knowledge to other people. Suddenly, I feel like I have grown up. No longer PRP always spoon-feed by senior. Now I hold a big responsibility.
Monday-Wednesday, i will be attending ADR course at Hotel Grand Continental, Terengganu. Will post picture of my pharmacy when I am free.