Ahmad Sampang ibnu Hajiri, MD

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Remembering the challenge



By  Ahmad Ibn Hajiri     June 25, 2016    Labels:,,,, 
Two years ago, I posted this in my FB wall:


Every single day I spend in the community, I hear various cases of health problems suffered by me fellow men. Simple problems that could have been solved long time ago. And they all have the common answers when asked "why":

"Wayruun siyn" (We had no money)
"Way hipagsukay" (We had no means to pay for the expenses/fares)
"Way Duktur" (There are no doctors)

And yet, every single time I tell them that they don't have to worry for so long, for someday, some doctors would come and stay in sha Allah... they would only sadly reply:

"Hisiyu ba utu' in mariy? Magluug hadja sila sin baran nila pasal wayruun mausaha diy. Misan in katan maguy magpalayu' dayn diy, hati' awn mariy?"

(Who would even come here, son? They will only make themselves suffer coz they will never earn here. Even people here would want to go out and escape, so who would come here to serve?)

Would someone take the challenge to prove them wrong? Someday, someone would. Someone just have to. Would you be that "someone", Ahmad?
‪#‎AnIslandWithoutDoctors‬

 Now, a few days before internship. One final year before taking the board exams and finally becoming a full-pledged Physician (in sha Allah/God willing), I am reminded of this big challenge I once dare myself to overcome. Am I still up for this challenge?

Hell yes I am! Biidhnillah!


About Ahmad Ibn Hajiri

Ahmad is a young Tausug Physician now serving as one of the Doctor to the Barrios (DTTB). He is a free spirit. He loves coffee. And fish.

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