Physician's Odyssey - Chapter 587
Physician's Odyssey Chapter 587 – Moral equates to medical ethics
“As you’ve seen, that monkey is an utterly rude person!” Kelov grumbled as he walked.
“That’s right! As you’ve previously said, it’s truly embarrassing!” Stefan squeezed a smile as he went along with him.
Letting out a sigh, Kelov said, “In the medical industry, your moral equates to your medical ethics, so you can guess how terrible his medical ethics are. But surprisingly, Mr. Ivanov has such great trust in him. He’s a friend of yours, so I think you should advise him not to get cheated by that monkey.”
“Yeah, that’s right!” Stefan went along with Kelov’s words and continued, “I do have to warn Ivanov a little.”
After Kelov left in his own vehicle, Stefan sat in the backseat of his car with a grave expression. Just when the chauffeur was about to drive off, the window was suddenly knocked, which the chauffeur immediately wound down the window and Stefan saw Ivanov with a smile hanging on his face.
“Congratulations on Natasha obtaining the championship. Her performance was simply brilliant! Earlier, there were too many people around you, so I left since I didn’t want to bother you.” Stefan explained.
Shrugging his shoulders, Ivanov smiled. “Old friend, you don’t have to hide your feelings anymore. An unhappy incident took place earlier, which I believe that I should explain to you. Kelov has an issue with his character. When he was in China, he once attempted to treat Natasha, to which he failed. However, that wasn’t all. When Su Tao treated Natasha, he actually held jealousy and hatred for Su Tao, so I have to warn you to keep your distance from that person.”
Stefan had his own judgment, to which he sighed. Even if he knew that Kelov’s morals were lacking, there’s nothing he could do about it since he had to rely on the latter. If he rejected Kelov’s treatment at this moment, what should he do if his illness was exposed?
Furthermore, Kelov’s treatment seemed to be somewhat effective, so right now, Stefan could only hope that Kelov can treat him.
“I know that you’re well-intended, but I can make my own judgment of who’s the good and bad doctor here.” Stefan replied as he continued, “I have some matters to handle, so I will be taking my leave first.”
After Ivanov waved his hand to Stefan, he inwardly sighed. Under Su Tao’s reminder, he noticed that Stefan’s hand was trembling uncontrollably. It seemed that Stefan was genuinely ill.
He had a pretty good impression of Stefan. Although this was a shrewd person, he had a strong sense of responsibility, who got this far with his diligence. In their faction, Stefan had a high reputation, and he might even continue to be promoted in the future. Furthermore, the department that Stefan was responsible for was a core department of Russia; thus, Stefan held enormous authority and resources.
After he returned to the spectator’s grandstand, Ivanov saw Shui Junzhuo and Su Tao and sighed, shaking his head, “Stefan was stubborn and seems to have determined that Kelov will be the one treating him. Even after blatantly laying out my words, he did not buy it.”
Deeply sighing, Shui Junzhuo helplessly replied, “Stefan is a vital person in the cooperation, and the cooperation will fall into a plight if he’s not in a good state!”
“Although my relationship with him is pretty good, that’s all there is to it, and this is as far as I can help you.” Ivanov locked his brows together.
Nodding her head, Shui Junzhuo said, “I’m already grateful that you can arrange a meeting between us, and I will remember this favour in my heart.”
“Su Tao helped my family greatly, so this is nothing compared to what he has done.” Ivanov was a businessman, and it’s unrealistic for him to pull strings without any benefits.
After all, his relationship with Stefan wasn’t so good to the point that anything could be talked about between them, and they’re also from the same faction. So even if Ivanov knew that Stefan was ill, he couldn’t blatantly say it out loud, but could only give him hints.
He already blatantly laid his words out with Stefan earlier, so right now, it’s all up to Stefan to see if the latter was willing.
Hence, Ivanov sighed before he explained his analysis and concern, “Stefan is truly ill, but he doesn’t want to reveal it to the public. Since he has found Kelov, then he must have made the decision to not let anyone else know about it.”
“Isn’t he just deceiving himself? After all, anyone who’s familiar with him will be able to guess something.” Shui Junzhuo frowned.
Shaking his head, Ivanov replied, “Guessing and verification are two different concepts.”
Upon hearing Ivanov’s words, Shui Junzhuo briefly pondered before she sighed, “I understand. Thank you for your guidance!”
Turning to look at Su Tao, Ivanov was curious if the former had guessed Stefan’s condition. But in the end, he did not ask about it.
Firstly, Su Tao would definitely not tell him even if he knew, and it wo8uld only put him in an awkward spot. Secondly, for someone at his level, they had a terrifying control over their curiosity. After all, knowing too many secrets wasn’t a good thing.
When Stefan returned, he first took the green tablet. Not only did his hands not stop trembling, but the tremors grew stronger instead.
This was the human mentality. When they start to have doubts for someone and lose confidence in that someone, they would reject everything that they received from that person. Hence, he started to doubt if the medicine was truly useful or if Kelov was just trying to fool him.
As an ill feeling arose in his heart, Stefan sat on the couch for a long time before he gave a call to his doctor, Gregory.
“Is there any instruction?” Gregory asked.
Inwardly letting out a sigh, Stefan replied, “I need you to help me investigate something. I want to know what happened when Kelov treated Ivanov’s daughter in China.”
“May I know the reason?” Gregory was baffled by the sudden instruction.
As Stefan’s brows twitched, he answered, “I suspect Kelov’s standards!”
Hearing those words, Gregory was instantly speechless. After all, Kelov was a person that he recommended. He sighed, “There’s definitely no issue with his medical skills, and please trust my judgment!”
“Go and investigate this matter. Furthermore, I believe that you will hide this matter from Kelov, right?” Stefan ordered.
“Alright, I’ll immediately report to you after my investigation.” Gregory weakly sighed in the end. He had no idea what caused Stefan to lose his trust for Kelov. As a doctor, he knew how bad of an influence it would have if the patient no longer trusted their doctor.
Gregory was Stefan’s doctor for many years, and out of professionalism, he had to be responsible for Stefan. Rubbing his hair, he pondered for a long time before he gave a call to a friend of his from Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University. But as he investigated, he wanted to slap himself in his face.
It turned out that not only did Kelov fail to treat Natasha in China, but he even caused trouble that got him fired from the Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University.
Gregory instantly knew the grave mistake he made since he did not investigate Kelov before introducing him to Stefan.
Knowing that he couldn’t hide this matter, Gregory honestly and anxiously reported this matter, “I’m sorry about this. I’ve just investigated Kelov, and there truly was a problem when he treated Natasha. When a Chinese physician treated Natasha, Kelov got into a conflict with that physician and was ultimately deported. After his return, the Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University investigated the matter and fired him. However, the Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University was lenient with Kelov, and they did not reveal this matter to the public. After that incident, Kelov also successfully found another decent job at another university.”
“Since Kelov has an issue with his morals, then he’s no longer suitable to remain as my doctor. I hope that you can have a good chat with him. I will give him an ample sum of money, so the only condition I have is to keep my illness a secret.” Stefan sighed.
Gregory knew that someone like Stefan has definitely planned this out when considering something. Perhaps the latter was already determined to fire Kelov by getting him to investigate the latter.
Hence, Gregory felt a little headache as he gave a call to Kelov.
At this moment, Kelov was in a forest located on the outskirts and waited for roughly ten minutes. Just when he was about to leave, a robust man with a cigar and cold chains walked over with a smile. “What’s wrong? Dr. Kelov, you don’t want to get the matter done anymore seeing that you’re leaving?”
When Kelov saw this man, he immediately started to burst out in a cold sweat. Even though this man was once his patient, the two of them did not have a good relationship.
“Andre, I saved your life numerous times, and I did not demand any money from you. But now, I hope that you can help me once. Then again, I will pay you well for the job.” Kelov’s voice trembled.
“Oh? I only know how to beat and kill people. Perhaps Dr. Kelov has someone in mind that you want to disappear from the world?” Andre took out a green military bottle from his pocket that contained vodka. As the alcohol permeated, it made Kelov lock his brows together.
As viciousness blazed in Kelov’s eyes, he answered, “That’s right. I want you to kill someone.”
Upon hearing those words, Andre burst out in laughter before he stowed the bottle. His eyes then flashed with a cold light. “A doctor that wants to kill someone. Kelov, you’re an interesting person.”
After that, he stretched his hand out.
Retrieving the bag on his front passenger seat, Kelov said, “Here’s a deposit of ₽1,000,000. When you’re done with the mission, I’ll give you the remaining payment.”
“It looks like being a doctor is truly a money-making profession! Your offer is pretty good, and it’s attractive enough. Just give me the information on the person you want dead later!” Andre smiled with his brows raised.
Kelov let out a sigh. Andre was the most formidable criminal amongst those he knew. In his view, as long as Andre was willing to take the job, Su Tao’s death was practically determined.