It has come to our attention that a stealthy and bloodless coup has occurred this week in the Admin wing of the Tansen Mission Hospital. In this normally quiet corridor, the decision-making administrators of the hospital go about their work and strive to keep the hospital running well.
Our two hard-working, intrepid secretaries, Domanti and Top, have noticed that all their directives have been coming from only one source lately – Dr. Les!
When Dr. Les first returned to Tansen in March, 2012, he was asked to be the “RIPE” coordinator. (Rural InterProfessional Education). He was happy to help with training staff and other medical workers here at the hospital and loved seeing patients in the clinics. This pleasant state of affairs lasted for about a year.
The first change was the departure of Dr. Rachel Karrach, Hospital Director, in April 2013 for 5 months of home assignment in UK. Les was asked to be part of the “management team” to cover her absence. He gained access to her office at that point.
Soon after that, Dr Niranjan Sharma, Medical Superintendent, had to take extended leave for family reasons. Les took on those duties, and gained this office, as well.
Late last week, Bhuwaneshwor, Hospital Administrative Officer, needed to take leave for about 10 days. Another office.
Finally, last evening, the Nursing Superintendent, Sr. Ganga Jirel, asked for several days of leave.
Les now has 5 offices, too many keys to count, and various hats he is supposed to be wearing. (He still prefers the Akubra which was brought from Australia…)
So – will this coup succeed? Will Dr. Les lock himself in the Admin wing and take over? Or will he give the keys back as various people return to work? Les responded (as he ran between offices) “No, No and YES! And COME BACK SOON!”
Tansen news service….signing off.
*Please note that this is a fictional news story – but it is true that Les is covering for all 4 other department heads for several days this week. This is why we need your prayers!