After completing my Ramadhan rounds, I decided to take a short break from my voluntary work. By that, I meant a temporary break from visiting my clients. I still go to the Buddies center to check on outstanding admin matters, and since it is the beginning of the month, there were cheques to be signed as well (including my own claims).
Last Wednesday was the first time my 2 former clinic team mates were left on their own to handle clinic duty. By 2pm, they were already sending reports to me via SMS informing me of 2 new cases referred to us that day…
One male, ex-convict, no buddies assigned.
One young female, needs a buddy, but my two colleagues weren’t sure whom to assign as the buddy.
Hmmm… after reading through the contact report, looks like it’s not that they weren’t sure whom to assign as the buddy, but it’s just that they’re not sure if they should assign any more new cases to me.
Facts of the new case: young Malay lady, 20 year old, pregnant, separated from husband, not working, may need a a suitable place to stay after delivery. Sounds like the typical case that’s usually assigned to… ME!
Well, she’s due to deliver in 3 months time… didn’t sound like there is any urgency. So, I think I will follow up after raya. A break is still a break…