Medicine a calling and not just a career
A remarkable duet of hagiography. First a self-satisfied article by Lee Kuan Yew’s granddaughter Lee Wei Ling:
My needs are simple and I live a spartan life. I choose to practise in the public sector because I want to serve all patients without needing to consider whether they can pay my fees.
I try not to judge others who demand an expensive lifestyle and treat patients mainly as a source of income. But when the greed is too overwhelming, I cannot help but point out that such behaviour is unethical.
And then a positively adulatory letter from a reader in response:
When I read Sunday’s article, ‘Medicine is not just a career, but a calling’,by Dr Lee Wei Ling, I felt compelled to express my respect for Dr Lee’s compassion and her dedication to her patients.
Dr Lee’s compassion and high moral integrity would have made her parents, Mr and Mrs Lee Kuan Yew, very proud of her. I sincerely hope my daughter will be a compassionate doctor with high moral integrity, like Dr Lee.
Older readers may recall that that Lee Wei Ling’s spartan lifestyle includes a S$2.7 million condo in Scotts 28, purchased at a special discount from Hotel Properties Ltd.
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