Great Doctor Ling Ran

Chapter 997 - Expert Opinions

Chapter 997: Expert Opinions The buffet restaurant in Shangri-la Hotel in Yun Hua City was full and many banners had been hung on the walls. Just like how Ling Ran who was from Yun Hua City itself brought Yu Yuan and Zuo Cidian along to the academic conference, most doctors who attended the conference brought along a subordinate or two. And all of them needed food. This was why the originally spacious buffet restaurant of the hotel was so crowded right now. To those subordinates, the opportunity to stay in a five-star hotel and eat expensive hotel food was one of the very few perks of being a doctor. It did not matter if the room was comfortable, and it did not matter if their presence was required. At least, they got to milk it for what it was worth. As for renowned senior doctors, they had been well-taken care of throughout the years in their respective departments and by pharmaceutical sales representatives. Hence, they slowly became gigantic babies who needed other people to attend to them. There were many young doctors who were taking food and drinks for senior doctors, peeling the shells of prawns for senior doctors, giving senior doctors a leg massage, and mixing senior doctors' salads… Yu Yuan was a little dumbfounded. She was only a master's graduate, and she had not even gotten her PhD yet. She was not treated well when she first started working in the hospital either. Hence, she rarely attended this kind of event, and she never had the chance to tend to her bosses either. Zuo Cidian was also slightly dumbfounded. However, he had given a back massage to one of the leaders of the town hospital he used to work in. Hence, it did not take long for him to recover his senses and tend to Ling Ran just like what the other junior doctors in the restaurant were doing. "Doctor Ling, you're here." Huang Maoshi walked around the restaurant after he arrived, and he could not help but breathe a sigh of relief when he saw Ling Ran. He said, "I should have arrived yesterday, but something came up and I couldn't leave. I'm really sorry…" "You should have arrived yesterday. But why are you apologizing to me?" Ling Ran gave Huang Maoshi a baffled look. "Because I'm here to specifically tend to you," Huang Maoshi said with a soft voice. "So you're apologizing to me because you're late?" Ling Ran went along with the flow and came up with a logical conclusion. Huang Maoshi nodded dumbfoundedly. He then regained his senses and chuckled dryly. "You didn't notice that I wasn't here?" Ling Ran nodded. Huang Maoshi tapped his forehead in exasperation. ‘I shouldn't have spoken so much.' "Is Changxi Medical Company working together with Duco Medical Company nowadays?" Yu Yuan asked out of curiosity. "Who's there?" Huang Maoshi was shocked. He looked around carefully and breathed a sigh of relief. "Oh, it's you, Doctor Yu." Yu Yuan said in exasperation, "My head is so large, and it's above the table. How did you not see me?" Huang Maoshi looked carefully and saw that Yu Yuan's chin was almost parallel to the top of the table. When he looked at it like this, it looked like Yu Yuan's head was placed on top of the table, and the more he looked at this, the more frightening the sight became. "Did Changxi Medical Company or the organizer assign you to Doctor Ling?" Yu Yuan felt that it was better to get a clearer idea of this. This was when Huang Maoshi regained his senses. He said obediently, "You can say that I'm assigned to Doctor Ling by the organizer of this academic conference. And yes, we are working more closely with Duco Medical Company nowadays. We are helping them out with quite a few of their projects in Changxi Province." Large drug manufacturers like Duco Medical Company were typical manufacturers. They mainly sold drugs and equipment, and their products were catered to a global market. Hence, they proactively organized all kinds of academic conferences, conducted market surveys overseas, and studied the relationship between their company and the consumers as well as their suppliers. However, Duco Medical Company was not good at dealing with their end consumers: doctors. Hence, they often worked with suppliers for local hospitals. They would promise those suppliers a slice of their profit and ask those suppliers to deal with doctors and hospitals for them. This made things easier for them, and it was also more efficient. However, Changxi Medical Company was both a manufacturer and a supplier. Even though they also produced certain medical consumables and drugs, they were also the direct supplier of many hospitals. Of course, this was normal. Nowadays, there would be three or four hundred suppliers trying to sell their items to each tertiary Grade A hospital. So, it was not inappropriate for Changxi Medical Company to try to do something different. "Doctor Ling, you will be giving a speech this afternoon, and you will be doing the demonstration before dinner. Do you think that this timeline suits you?" Huang Maoshi sat opposite Yu Yuan and read out Ling Ran's schedule in a soft voice. "No problem." Ling Ran nodded. Huang Maoshi breathed a sigh of relief. He should have arrived yesterday to confirm Ling Ran's schedule for the day, but he accidentally crashed into a car while he was parking. The other party was not an amiable person, and he took quite some time to settle the matter. Of course, this was a normal occurrence in his dramatic life since he was a careless person. However, if he were to cause inconvenience to Ling Ran because of his mistake, Huang Maoshi was afraid that he would have ruined his whole life, and he would not have the chance to be careless again even if he wanted to. Fortunately, Ling Ran had no problem with the schedule. Huang Maoshi then said with a smile, "Doctor Ling, you'll be doing a PowerPoint presentation, right? I'll give you the WeChat ID of one of the technicians of the conference later…" He had been talking for half an hour when Yu Yuan cut him off. "Just talk to me about the details. There's no need to trouble Doctor Ling with them." "You're right. But I'll be attending to all of you today, so I'll handle all the miscellaneous stuff. I'll go and get some food. Doctor Ling, is there anything you want?" Now that Huang Maoshi had said everything that he should, he quickly rose. "Prawns," Ling Ran replied. He then lowered his head and continued peeling off the shell of a large prawn with a fork and a pair of chopsticks. Huang Maoshi glanced at it in curiosity and quickly went to get food. His mission today was to follow Ling Ran around. This would not necessarily be useful, but it was very important for a renowned doctor to have someone attending to him on an occasion like this. It could even be considered a status symbol. For example, those who were here alone were most probably associate chief physicians who were not that powerful. Associate chief physicians and chief physicians who had a treatment group would usually attend the conference with a subordinate whose task was to carry bags. Those subordinates were usually resident doctors who had just started working. They were obedient and strong, unlike junior attending physicians who were older, lazier, and more disobedient. The status of doctors who came along with two subordinates was a lot higher. This was because the organizer merely had to provide those with a subordinate with a double room, but they had to provide those with two subordinates two rooms. Doctors who had a pharmaceutical sales representative attending to him throughout the event were extremely rare. Huang Maoshi knew that he might not actually be able to help Ling Ran with everything, but he came anyway so that Ling Ran could showcase his status. Huang Maoshi was actually quite happy about this. After breakfast, the conference was held in the conference hall downstairs, and the renowned doctors in Changxi Province took turns giving speeches. They were from Yun Hua Hospital, Yun Hua Provincial Hospital, and People's Liberation Army General Hospital. There were also several doctors from other cities and other provinces.