Today, I'm the victim :( Normally I will put all my valuable belongings inside my pocket before entering the Operating Theatre (OT). We have to changed into the blue-coloured scrub attires before entering OT. But today, cos I was in a hurry.. I forgot to take my valuable things out from my white coat - my purse, PDA and my handphone. It's my mistake for being careless to left those things behind. I went inside the operating theatre for less than half an hour and when I went back to the changing room to change my attire, I noticed I left my things inside the pocket in my white coat. I noticed my handphone, PDA and purse were still around, but all my fifty dollar notes ,ten dollar notes and five dollar notes missing !! Few hundred bucks missing !!
Normally I don't carry so much cash with me. This is one of the odd occasion. The thief left behind some one dollars notes for me.. I'm quite "geram" at that moment.. But whatever is done, is done... (I didn't curse the thief nor swear bad things nor utter four letter words..) At least the thief left behind my identity card, driving license, ATM card and credit card.. It must be the work of insider, and it is a female.. cos it occured in the female changing room... And outsiders have no access into the operating theatre changing room cos one have to key in the security code before he/she gains access into the OT. The security code was changed every month, in the beginning of each month for security reason. But, since the thief is insider, this won't help.. Should we install a CCTV instead inside the changing room ??? Then, there won't be any privacy.
My several days salary is gone... Anyway, although I'm unhappy, but I won't let this incident ruin my day. Just take it as a lesson to be more careful and vigilant in the future.
The security code thingy was implemented last year due to increasing number of thefts. Valuable belongings were found missing from the changing room inside the Operating Theatre. Not only $$$ or valuable belongings missing, even the staffs' clothings disappeared as well, regardless of time.. it happened both in the day time & night time as well.. I wrote about the security code thing several months back.. I think I should share it again..
I have colleagues who lost his trousers inside the male changing room. He was doing craniotomy and evacuation of blood clots for the severe head injury case in the middle of the night. By the time he finished the surgery and wanted to change back to his normal attire, he noticed his trousers was missing !!! I have few colleagues who lost their shoes as well.. And the most hilarious thing is that another colleague of mine even lost his pair of socks !!!! (His shoes were still around, but just that his socks were missing). And this occured during day time. My goodness, the "used smelly socks" also want to steal?? The person who steal the used socks is really a joker.