Great Doctor Ling Ran Chapter 456
457 The Bes
First People's Hospital of Wuxin City.
The hospital director brought along two subordinates to tentatively serve Ling Ran and his group.
He did not know Ling Ran or Professor Huang, but the hospital director of First People's Hospital of Wuxin City had met An Ruide before, who was the person leading the group.
He could even guess An Ruide's motives. However, if An Ruide did not mention it, he would just pretend to be ignorant.
Giving treatment to famous people was not always a good thing.
Although the stories of Bian Que and Hua Tuo were a tale, they kept repeating themselves in reality.
This was just as Zhang Xueliang said, "Without a good tool, don't bother to do the work."
An Ruide was carefully attending to Ling Ran.
Since this was a direct order from Mei Tiangui, he had to do it well no matter what. An Ruide was even more careful when he thought about the story behind this matter. If it were possible, An Ruide would want to carry Ling Ran to prevent him from injuring his hands while walking.
The hospital director of First People's Hospital of Wuxin City briefly introduced the operating theaters and surgical devices in the hospital, along with the medical staff and so on. An Ruide then asked eagerly, "Doctor Ling, do you think the operating theater is suitable to be used? Is there anything that needs to be added or improved?"
"Looks good, it's not too bad." Ling Ran's tone could be considered as a compliment.
Wuxin City was a big city whose size was second to Yun Hua City in Changxi Province. Although the city infrastructure, public finance-revenue, and so on were not as good as Yun Hua City, there were scenic areas that were famous in the area. The natural environment was beautiful, and there were also many permanent nursing homes there. So, as the local biggest and best hospital in the region, the hospital was constructed based on the standards of high-class tertiary Grade A hospitals.
Even though due to the agglomeration effect in Yun Hua city, the standards of the First People's Hospital of Wuxin City could not be raised up, and it was always a step behind Yun Hua Hospital as well as the provincial hospital in all aspects, but the standard of its facilities were made based on Yun Hua Hospital. Besides, since it was built at a much later date, the facilities in the operating theaters were much better and had overtaken Yun Hua Hospital.
Nowadays, Ling Ran had to go for freelance surgery at least once or twice every month. At most, he would need to perform freelance surgeries thrice a month. The operating theaters he saw in all those surgeries were operating theaters built by junior hospitals. For him, the operating theater of the First People's Hospital of Wuxin City could be considered to be in very good condition.
However, An Ruide was not satisfied with that. He shook his head and said, "Quite good and up to standard is never good enough. I think we should work more on this. We might not be able to be the best, but we should be among the leading hospitals in terms of facilities, right?"
Ling Ran glanced at him doubtfully and said, "Based on your current condition, it's impossible for your hospital to build a better operating theater. Also, what's the standard for a leading operating theater?"
An Ruide was stunned speechless. He finally understood Ling Ran's style. Then, he coughed and said, "Doctor Ling, what I meant was, the operating theater should at least be made according to the standard of the top quality operating theaters in the country. We can't be glaringly worse than the other operating theaters in other places. It'll be best if we have something about us that stands out. We don't seek to be the best, but at least, we should not be lousy. At the very least, all our indices should be ranked above average when it comes to the quality of the operating theaters in the country."
"If you're comparing your operating theaters with the average standard of the operating theaters in the country…" Ling Ran looked around and said, "This operating theater meets the requirement. Not only is it above average, but from what I know, it should be higher than the median."
"I'm not talking about this sort of average…" An Ruide thought about it and said, "Why don't you try to give it marks?"
Professor Huang immediately stopped him. "Hospitals can't be given marks this way. That's different…"
'If the mark is given, we'll end up thoroughly offending the First People's Hospital of Wuxin City?' Professor Huang wiped his sweat secretly and felt as though he had just avoided a disaster.
"Then, just follow the standards of Yun Hua Hospital. What do you all think?" An Ruide at least wanted to prove that he had used up every method to make his operating theaters good.
Professor Huang was still the first to speak, "Department Director An, the level of the hospital cannot be merely judged by the infrastructure only. If you were to talk about the infrastructure, then what about Peking Union Medical College Hospital? They're still using the buildings made using red bricks that are built in the 30s. They're already very worn down, but they still treated so many patients…"
"But a good operating theater would be better than a lousy one, right?" An Ruide gave an undeniable argument.
Professor Huang could only nod in agreement to that.
An Ruide looked at Ling Ran.
Naturally, Ling Ran agreed with it too.
"Then, let us think together so that we can figure out how we can increase the level of this operating theater and make it one of the top operating theaters in the country, perhaps even making it achieve the highest standards." An Ruide's expression was extremely serious.
Ling Ran glanced at An Ruide strangely. He said, "In order to reach the highest standard, won't you need to go to Beijing?"
The people from the First People's Hospital of Wuxin City almost laughed when they heard that. They immediately lowered their heads.
An Ruide frowned. "The natural environment in Wuxin City is good. The elderly are used to this lifestyle. Isn't it normal if they refused to leave? Let us not think too much. If you must put it that way, the conditions in foreign countries are even better, but is everyone supposed to fly to foreign countries for treatment? Let us now think about the qualifications of Wuxin City. Is there any room for improvement, and how can we make it better?"
This excuse was definitely not sufficient, but he had at least given some reasons.
The hospital director of the First People's Hospital of Wuxin City said politely, "If you want to make it better, maybe we need to upgrade some devices…"
"Doctor Ling, what do you think?" An Ruide asked.
"It will be great to have new devices." Ling Ran stopped a while before he said, "But upgrading the devices and the time required for troubleshooting will be quite long."
"When new devices have just been used, there's a possibility that all sorts of problems will arise, the settings for the parameters may not be good enough too, and it might not work as well as the previous device. So, they require some time for troubleshooting and testing," Professor Huang explained.
"That means that after the installation of the new devices, we will have to let them run for some time first?" An Ruide asked.
Professor Huang said slowly, "That's basically it. Usually, it will be the best for a new device to be on a trial run for one or two years."
"We don't have time for a year or two years. I can only let you have one to two weeks' time." An Ruide became slightly fierce at this point, and he sounded as if he was voicing the Mei family's concerns.
Ling Ran pursed his lips. "Then, it'll be better if we just use the old devices."
An Ruide was stunned for a while, and he could not refute that.
After some time, An Ruide smiled. "Doctor Ling, you're the doctor. We'll follow what you said. What do you think we should do?"
"We can still upgrade a few devices. If we are unable to perform troubleshooting in time, we can consider using the same model from Yun Hua Hospital, and let the people from Yun Hua Hospital come to make adjustments…" Ling Ran did not even think about the cost or efficiency. With just a few sentences, he made a few individuals from the First People's Hospital of Wuxin City stare at each other at a loss.
Great attention needed to be given to the hospital's devices.
That included medication. They were handled from the manufacturer to the agents. The agents would then enter a tender in the hospital, and lastly, have the medicine enter the hospital. Different hospitals might have different agents, so the arrangement of medicine and devices would be different. It was very difficult for a hospital to detach from their agents, which consisted of a group of pharmaceutical sales representatives, within a short period of time.
Even pharmaceutical sales companies with great capabilities would need to put in a lot of effort in order to get their medication into hospitals unless they were the only sellers of a certain medication.
What Ling Ran said was equal to replacing all devices in the First People's Hospital of Wuxin City with those from Yun Hua Hospital.
If this happened in another place, a few people of the First People's Hospital of Wuxin City would definitely oppose his suggestion strongly.
An Ruide could probably guess some of the secrets behind this, but for him, this was just a chance for him to prove his own strength.
"Then, we will use the devices of Yun Hua Hospital!" An Ruide made a firm decision.
"If that's the case, I want to use some people from Yun Hua Hospital as well. The success rate will be higher if I operate with the team I'm familiar with," Ling Ran said.
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The hospital director of the First People's Hospital of Wuxin City felt a bit angry but amused at the same time. "In that case, why don't you just perform the surgery at Yun Hua Hospital?"
"You want us to drive 249 miles?" An Ruide stared at the hospital director, and he said, "Are you joking?"
The hospital director thought secretly. 'There are many patients who seek a doctor a thousand miles away. 249 miles is nothing.'
Unfortunately, An Ruide was an unreasonable person. The hospital director could only apologize and said, "I misunderstood things."
"Okay." An Ruide thought about it and said, "Even if it is your team, Doctor Ling, please try to perform a few more surgeries in the First People's Hospital of Wuxin City."
"No problem." Ling Ran agreed immediately.
They will definitely be using the hospital beds of the First People's Hospital of Wuxin City if he performed surgeries in their hospital. Since Yun Hua Emergency Medical Center was running out of hospital beds, this was a great benefit.
An Ruide was quite happy. Ling Ran's swift answer that was given without any hesitation made his work much easier.
"There is another problem," Ling Ran said while An Ruide was smiling.
An Ruide immediately hid his smile. "Problem?"
"The patient is too plump. Please make him cut down his weight," Ling Ran said.
"Cut… cut down his weight?"
"Yes, cut down at least 22 pounds of his weight. If he can't do it, the surgery risk will be very high." After Ling Ran finished saying this, he added, "It'll be great if he can cut down his weight by 44 pounds. The safety of the surgery will then be greatly increased."
An Ruide could not help but laugh. "Doctor Ling, do you know… how hard it is for him to cut down his weight? If he can cut it, don't you think he'd have reduced his weight much earlier?"
Ling Ran nodded. "There is nothing we can do if he can't lose some weight. But a plump person has a higher death rate and worse prognosis. Please pass this message to him. Before the surgery, I'll explain it clearly to him too."
An Ruide wanted to retort, but he calmed himself down.
The life of his leader and the habits of his leader... which one was more important? This was a question that required thought.