Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 389 – The best hospital in Bing City
“Since it is like this, why are you asking me for help? Go to the Health Ministry or the Trade and Industry Bureau and get their approvals.”
“Leader, stop joking. I am too embarrassed to mention the efficiency of those departments. Two years ago, you had asked for new policies from the Committee for the farmers to give up their farms. Bing City did not ask the government for a single cent and was still able to solve the farmers’ income issue. But what happened in the end? The Committee said that they were busy and ask you to come back last year. This hospital is the same. We are not considered a government hospital and the government had never given us any financial aid. It was the Machinery Company that was funding the hospital.”
Zhang Ruiqiang was speechless: “Who told you that the committee was inefficient? The officials from the Provincial Government was still discussing with the committee. I am back here to finish up my work. I will be going back to Beijing in a few days’ time! The Machinery company’s employee hospital was not opened to the public and why should the City Government give any financial aid?”
“That’s right. This hospital is not under the jurisdiction of the City Government. What’s wrong with us converting the hospital to a shareholding and make profits? The most important thing is that we will be investing 10 million RMB to purchase the best and most advanced medical equipment for this hospital. Once we got the equipment, it will also benefit the whole city and province.”
“How much are you investing?”
“At least 10 million RMB! My brother-in-law, the owner of Wind and Rain Logistics, had said it himself. Even if he cannot raise the money, I will ask Tai Hua Trading to make up the shortfall. If not, I can let the Machinery Company make this investment. Don’t forget that the City has shares in the Machinery Company. That means the City will also need to take out money for this. However, this can only benefit the Machinery Company’s employees!”
“Stop trying to fool me! Just that small hospital need so much investment? 10 million RMB? What equipment are you purchasing?”
“Brain-scanning machines, abdominal scanning machines, chest scanning equipment. MRI, which is also called magnetic resonance imaging. An MRI machine cost at least 3 million RMB. I think there is only one big hospital in Bing City that has a 2nd hand MRI machine. That is also an old model. We will be buying the newest and best MRI machine in the market. There will also be the CT scan machine. We will be getting the best Siemens Spiral CT scanner. This will also cost at least 3 million RMB. The direct digital radiography machine will also cost 2 million RMB. There is also the Angiography machine. It is about 2 million RMB. There is also a PET scanner. This will allow the patients to detect cancer at an early stage. This also cost about 3 million RMB. If we are getting these equipment and we do not think of ways to earn money, then we will suffer a few million losses each year from its maintenance. Do you want the Machinery Company to pay for these losses?”
“These machines are so expensive?” Zhang Ruiqiang did not expect medical equipment cost so much.
“Of course. These companies had invested a lot of money to develop these machines. These companies still need to make profits. Also, they need to constantly innovate and develop new machines to benefit mankind. These companies, like Siemens and Philips, were the best overseas companies in this industry. There was no way for the current China companies to produce these machines. Those foreigners had been using these types of advanced facilities to treat illness. Why can’t we do the same? Now I had told you about this. Are you willing to let one of our Government Hospital purchase the cheapest equipment?”
Feng Yu was talking rubbish. The PET-CT scanner from Siemens was still under the research phase. There was no such thing in the market now. Now, only the Double Spiral CT scanner was available in the market. Feng Yu had made up all these to scare Zhang Ruiqiang. Of course, Feng Yu had decided to purchase the MRI and CT scanner for the hospital. These machines will be used to promote the hospital. Hmmm…. The prices for using these machines will not be low too!
“After you had purchased these machines, can the other Bing City’s residents use these machines for their check-ups and treatments?”
Equip one of the government hospitals with this equipment? How can this be possible? Once a hospital was equipped with this machine, the rest of the hospitals will also want. If this hospital were fitted with a Spiral CT scanner, the other hospital would demand an MRI machine. In the end, it will cost the City Government at least tens of millions. The City does not have so many funds.
Feng Yu nodded: “As long as they are willing to pay! These machines are costly and needed high maintenance. The charges will not be cheap. Also, our hospital will be introducing full body check-ups. We will be making use of these machines to check for any ailments during the check-ups. Mayor Zhang, do you want to let the City Government’s official go for these body check-ups? I can give you a discount if you are registering as a group.”
“Stop trying to do business with the City Government. Our Government hospitals are giving out free body check-ups for us. You don’t need to worry about this!” Zhang Ruiqiang rolled his eyes and continued: “This means that your hospital will charge the patients very high rates. Are you not afraid that the residents will be turned off by the high charges and not go to your hospital for treatments?”
“That is my job to worry about this. I dare to invest so much money, that means I am not afraid to make losses.” Feng Yu replied like a real tycoon.
Zhang Ruiqiang coldly sneered: “Now 10 million RMB is like loose change to you.”
“How can this be possible? I am thinking that even if the hospital is making losses, the Machinery Company’s employees will still benefit from this. I only need you to speak to the Health Ministry and the Trade and Industry Bureau. I need them to follow their procedures.”
Follow procedures? Zhang Ruiqiang stared at Feng Yu. You think I do not know how those departments operate? Once I speak to them, they will definitely “expedite” the processes, and the approvals will be given even.
“Oh yes, our hospital will be hiring professors and specialist from the universities periodically. Our hospital will be a combination of Western and Eastern medicine hospital. Those professors had spent most of their time giving lectures and seldom see patients now. Our hospital will be helping the city to train new doctors. This can also be considered helping out city’s residents.”
“You think you can hire those professors? All their universities have their own hospitals. You think they will join your hospital?” Zhang Ruiqiang does not believe Feng Yu. Unless Feng Yu uses his wealth to hire these professors, if not, there was no reason why those professors will join Feng Yu’s hospital.
Feng Yu’s reply was really using high salaries to hire those professors!
The advanced machines can let those professors teach their students once every semester. With the professors attending to the patients, the consultation fees will also be higher. Feng Yu would also be setting up a large Chinese traditional pharmacy for those Chinese physicians. Feng Yu had also asked Fu Guangzheng to help him purchase those ancient medical books for the Chinese Physicians to do research. Their consultation fees will not be low either.
Feng Yu knew that one of the Chinese Traditional medicine physicians was an expert in orthopedics. He was able to detect fractures just by touching the patients. It was also the same as using X-rays machines. He had lots of patients.
There were also a few traditional Chinese remedies which were better than western medicine. For example, ginseng. The western countries had researched on ginseng and discovered that ginseng’s nutritional values were about the same as a carrot. But ginseng could save lives in Chinese medicine.
The hospital will make losses if these professors charge high consultation fees? How can this be possible? This was considered a specialist hospital.
Those ordinary doctors’ charges 50 cents for consultations and those specialists will charge more than 5 RMB. Those famous specialists charge more than 10 RMB for consultations. You think it was expensive? Then you can choose to look for other doctors! With those professors sitting in the consultation rooms, the patients will never look for ordinary doctors.
Patients seeking treatments will choose the best doctors available. In Feng Yu’s past life, those that wanted to seek treatments from the specialist would have to take a number and wait for weeks. This scenario will start from this hospital. This will be the best hospital in Bing City!