Once I had headache. I went to a clinic near my home. The doctor gave me painkillers but refused to issue medical certificate.
Perhaps he thought my condition wasn’t bad enough to warrant issuance of MC. There were also some people who bought MC over-the-counter. The super-ethical doctor was trying to be cautious so as not to help employees cheating.
What he failed to realize was, I became sicker after spending 8 hours in the air-conditioned office, facing the computer. Furthermore, I was already in the consultation room, not at the counter. Whether or not he signed the MC, I had to foot the medical bill.
Was he doing the right thing? What do you think?
A good physician, aside from prescribing drugs, would also give advice to the patients: what to do; what to avoid; drink more water; have enough rest… The doctors in the said clinic were a bit too stingy on words.