Chapter 355 A Reason to Live
“Although the main problems have been solved, Director Pan still has a lot of things to do, such as the treatment costs and compensation for patients who have taken the Treasure Tablet for Kidney,” Lin Momo explained.
“Although the ultimate responsibility for this lies with Huaxia Hall of Medical Fame, Wang Dacheng is dead and Xiaoxiao is a victim. The authorities have to come and sort this out.”
Qin Haodong nodded. There really was a lot to take care of.
By the time they got back to Tangmen Company, Pan Gaofeng had indeed been waiting early in the reception room. Upon seeing Qin Haodong, he said, “Doctor Qin, you’re back at last. How are things over there?”
All he knew was that Qin Haodong went to M Country in haste, but he didn’t know exactly what happened.
“Not bad, it’s all over.” Qin Haodong didn’t tell him the secret about Wilson Company and the biochemistry lab either. Instead, he asked, “Director Pan, is there anything I can do?”
Pan Gaofeng heaved a sigh. “Doctor Qin, I’m in great trouble. I really need your help,” he stated.
“Although things about the Treasure Tablet for Kidney of Hall of Medical Fame is now clear that this is the plot of Wang Dacheng, so many patients have been hospitalized because of this. I have to deal with those patients’ subsequent treatment and compensation.”
Qin Haodong asked, “How many patients take the Treasure Tablet for Kidney of Hall of Medical Fame? And how much does subsequent compensation cost need?”
“There are more than 3,000 patients in total, with patients in Jiangnan City accounting for about two-thirds. There are also some from other cities and provinces. According to the compensation standard of 100,000 yuan per person, it needs about 200 million to 300 million yuan.”
After a pause, Pan Gaofeng added, “And thanks for your help. Fortunately, your Great Liver-protecting Pills can effectively treat patients with liver damage, or the cost of compensation would be even more.”
Qin Haodong said, “300 million yuan is not a small number, but the total assets of Huaxia Hall of Medical Fame are about seven or eight billion, which should be enough to cover the expenses. Isn’t it?”
“It’s not as easy as you think. I have found someone to evaluate the assets of Huaxia Hall of Medical Fame, and the official quotation is 750 million yuan,” replied Pan Gaofeng.
“But these are only assets. All the liquid capital on their books has been taken away by Wang Dacheng, who is now dead. In other words, the company doesn’t have any cash. Che Xiaoxiao is the legal representative, but also the victim. She could do nothing when the company has no money.”
“However the patients are desperate for compensation. Some do have very difficult conditions at home and need money for treatment.”
“Then you can liquidate the assets. If you auction off the assets of Hall of Medical Fame, you’ll have the money to compensate.”
“How could it be so easy? The auction of hundreds of millions of assets can not be completed in a few days, and the most important asset of Hall of Medical Fame is the traditional Chinese medicine factory. Now that the industry of traditional Chinese medicine is stagnant, who will take over?”
Qin Haodong seemed to see Pan Gaofeng’s point and asked, “Director Pan, do you want me to take over Hall of Medical Fame?”
Pan Gaofeng said sheepishly, “Doctor Qin, I have no other choice. You would be a great help to me if you could buy Hall of Medical Fame.”
“The most important thing is that you won’t lose. Hall of Medical Fame’s assets are 750 million yuan in total, but now you only need to spend 300 million yuan to buy it. You’ll make it without losing it.”
“All right, I’ll buy it!”
Qin Haodong agreed without hesitation.
Originally he intended to expand Tangmen Company, but had not found the right opportunity. Now the opportunity came to him and he wouldn’t miss it. Spending 300 million yuan on Hall of Medical Fame, he would not loss, but make a lot of money.
“Very well, Doctor Qin, thank you very much. You’ve been a great help to me this time!”
Pan Gaofeng almost jumped for joy.
No wonder he had been under too much pressure recently. The patient’s family chased him for money, and his superiors demanded that he deal with the matter well. In addition, he was also faced with the fact that the Hall of Medical Fame could not be auctioned. Now Qin Haodong had finally shown him the light at the end of the tunnel.
“Doctor Qin, when can you pay me the fund of 300 million yuan? To tell you the truth, I’ve been chased by patients’ family. I even dare not go to work!”
“As soon as the assets are transferred, I’ll have Momo transfer the money to you,” Qin Haodong answered.
“Good, I’m going to do it now and try to get it done today,” Pan Gaofeng uttered.
With that, he left Tangmen Company excitedly, to deal with the assets of the auction.
Back at the president’s office, Qin Haodong told Lin Momo what had happened, and finally said, “The total assets of Huaxia Hall of Medical Fame are between 700 and 800 million yuan, so it’s definitely a great bargain for us to buy it with 300 million yuan. And there are so many medicinal materials in the warehouse of Hall of Medical Fame that we can use them directly.”
“I agree with this plan,” said Lin Momo, “but what are you going to do with Hall of Medical Fame? Continue to produce the Blood Revival Elixirs?”
Qin Haodong replied, “Producing the Blood Revival Elixirs with one factory is enough. The newly acquired factory can be used to produce the Great Liver-protecting Pills. We now have a production number for this drug, and it has a good effect on treating liver diseases, so we can continue to produce and sell it.”
The case of the Treasure Tablet for Kidney of Hall of Medical Fame was a blessing in disguise to Tangmen Traditional Chinese Medicine Company, or it would have taken at least several months to apply for the approval of producing the Great Liver-protecting Pill. Now it was been dealt with in a special way and they got the batch number in less than a day.
Lin Momo nodded. “I see!”
Qin Haodong took a pen and paper from the table, wrote a prescription and gave it to Lin Momo, saying, “This is the prescription of the Nine Treasures Kidney-nourishing Pill I restored the other day. It completely makes up for the harm of the Eight Treasures Kidney-nourishing Pill to liver, and has excellent effect on treating kidney diseases. Now you can take this for approval. After we get the approval, we can quantify the production of the drug.”
“Haodong, you are wonderful!”
Lin Momo excitedly kissed Qin Haodong on the cheek. She felt that with the only drug of the Blood Revival Elixir, the product of Tangmen Traditional Chinese Medicine Company was too single. Now they had the Great Liver-protecting Pill and the Nine Treasures Kidney-nourishing Pill, its product category was enriched at a stroke.
Most importantly, all of the three drugs had special effects. Either was a heavyweight that could change the order of the medical market.
After she put away the prescription, Lin Momo seemed to think of something, and the excitement faded from her face. “Haodong, I’ve just been to see Xiaoxiao,” she said, looking gloomy. “She looked bad. She’s much thinner than before. And she seems to be ill. She has a lot of nausea and vomiting!”
“Oh!” Qin Haodong suggested, “I happen to be free right now. Let’s go see her. If she does get sick, I’ll treat her.”
Hearing Qin Haodong’s offer to see her best friend, Lin Momo shouted gratefully, “Great, Haodong. I thank you for Xiaoxiao!”
“How are you going to thank me? Just with your mouth? It’s okay, but do it.”
Lin Momo knew what Qin Haodong meant when she found that he had an evil grin on his face. She blushed, punched him in the chest, and said coquettishly, “You’re talking about that in the daytime. I’ll thank you well in the evening!”
Che Xiaoxiao lived in an upscale community, and her house was a three-bed room and one-living room suit. It was the only legacy her parents had left her.
Soon Qin Haodong and Lin Momo arrived at her door. Qin Haodong knocked on the door, but there was no response.
“It’s no use. She seemed glued to the bed now. Even if you break the door, she won’t get up.”
Lin Momo said while taking out a key. Then she opened the door and went into Che Xiaoxiao’s bedroom.
Qin Haodong glanced at Che Xiaoxiao on the bed, her hair as messy as grass and her face as withered. Her eyes, wide as they were, were hollow and unfocused. She did not respond as the two came in as if they did not exist.
She was a different person now than when Qin Haodong first saw her. Che Xiaoxiao completely did not have the grace of the girl with big bosoms.
“Xiaoxiao, Haodong and I have come to see you.” Lin Momo went to the bed and saw a bowl of porridge beside the bed and said, “Xiaoxiao, you can’t do this all the time. People have to eat. How can you bear it if you don’t eat?”
Che Xiaoxiao finally moved and said, “My parents are dead, and so is Dacheng now. What am I living for? What’s the point?”
Qin Haodong already knew about Che Xiaoxiao. Her biggest problem now was her secret trouble. She had no desire to live now, and her heart was as good as dead.
Lin Momo persuaded, “How can you think that, Xiaoxiao? One cannot live for others, and you have me!”
“You have a daughter, a father, someone who loves you and you love,” Che Xiaoxiao cried with an excited look. “What do I have? I have nothing! I might as well be dead.”
Lin Momo continued, “Xiaoxiao, you are so young. You can find someone who loves you. You will have children and be happy.”
“Dacheng is dead, and I don’t want another man.” Che Xiaoxiao shouted, turning to Qin Haodong and asking, “I heard when Dacheng died, you were there. Can you tell me how he died?”
Qin Haodong sighed secretly. This was a poor, hateful woman. After being cheated by Wang Dacheng, she still wanted to know how he died.
Qin Haodong didn’t hide it from her, and told her from beginning to end that Wang Dacheng had been in a car accident in M Country a few years ago, fitted with an artificial heart by Wilson Company, and finally blown up.
After Che Xiaoxiao heard it, a bitter smile came to her stony face. “It turns out Dacheng didn’t mean to lie to me. He was forced to. I knew it. How could he lie to me when I love him so much?”
Qin Haodong knew that the girl couldn’t take any more blows, so he cooperated and said, “Yeah, even though Wang Dacheng did a lot of things wrong, he was forced to. The evil backstage manipulator is Wilson Company.”
“Thank you!” Che Xiaoxiao said. “It’s enough to know that Dacheng didn’t mean to lie to me. I’ll go to accompany him now!”
Lin Momo cried, “Xiaoxiao, why are you so stupid? You can’t do that!”
“What’s the point of living when Dacheng’s dead…”
Speaking of this, Che Xiaoxiao suddenly had a fit of retching. She grabbed the garbage can near the bed and threw up for a long time, but nothing came out.
Qin Haodong suddenly thought of something and put his hand on her wrist.
Che Xiaoxiao lay back down and said weakly, “You don’t have to see me. I don’t want to live anyway. Just in time for me to die.”
Despite that, she let Qin Haodong feel her pulse as if she didn’t have the strength to pull back her hand.
A minute later, Qin Haodong pulled back his right hand, smiled and told Che Xiaoxiao, “Now you have a reason to live. You’re pregnant!”
Surprised, Lin Momo asked, “What? Is Xiaoxiao pregnant? You can’t be wrong, can you?”
Che Xiaoxiao’s reaction was a little slow. A moment later, with a twinkle in her eye, she struggled to sit up in bed. Then she stared at Qin Haodong and asked, “You’re not gonna lie to me, are you? Am I really pregnant with Dacheng’s baby?”