Tuesday, October 27

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Mandatory CT-Chest Pre-Hospitalisation. Are Mumbai Hospitals Flouting Norms?
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Mandatory CT-Chest Pre-Hospitalisation. Are Mumbai Hospitals Flouting Norms?

Mrs. Niranjana, a seventy-nine-year-old lady, was lying on the stretcher, outside a private hospital in Mumbai, waiting for admission. She was a case of urinary tract infection and does not exhibit any signs and symptoms suggestive of a chest infection. The hospital wouldn't admit her until the relatives allow the patient to undergo a CT-Chest along with the COVID 19 RT-PCR to screen for possible asymptomatic COVID infection. The story doesn't end here, the hospital forces them to sign a high-risk consent form with a clause that anything may happen during the procedure. In a state of panic, the relatives call me for advice to know if there is a rule like this exists. Of Course, it was more to allay their fears than anything else, sitting a thousand kilometers away, I couldn't be expecte...
The Covaxin Promise…Is it Possible
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The Covaxin Promise…Is it Possible

Since there is no cure for the disease to date and prevention seems to be the only saviour, the world is waiting with bated breath for a vaccine against the virus. It’s been more than six months since the dreaded coronavirus hit the world. Over eleven million people, the world over, had been infected with the deadly disease so far and about 5.25 lakh people have lost their lives. In India alone, the figures are huge and are growing leaps and bound every day. Amidst this scare, Bharat biotech shot the headlines yesterday when ICMR’s Balram Bhargava said in a letter to Bharat Biotech, “It is envisaged to launch the vaccine for public health use latest by 15th August 2020 after completion of all clinical trials.” What is Covaxin? Covaxin Is India’s first COVID 19 vaccine candida...
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2.1… Mission Aborted

The odds were strictly against him, one in a million chance, especially with the past experience of several failed attempts by his ancestors to explore the unmanned territory but he was hopeful, rather confident. The backup team had worked very hard. All preliminary and advance level testing were in place the launch pads were checked, rechecked and practised on multiple occasions earlier. On the day determined by specific calendar and astronomical calculations the launcher stiffened and after several rather bohemian thrusts exploded into the unseen space. Adam jetted out along with million others into a dark universe. His spacesuit was exquisitely crafted. Its main body was connected with a longish tail. The tail itself was a marvellously engineered structure designed to facilit...
Concept of vaccination
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Concept of vaccination

As a paediatrician I get lot of queries regarding vaccination....here is an attempt to address a few of them Why should I vaccinate my child? I have grown old without getting any of these fancy vaccine shots All these different schedules are so confusing. Whatever is required for my child is there in the government vaccination schedule the rest of the vaccines are, a private practitioner's money-making agenda. I have missed a few of the vaccination shots for my child, can it be completed now? will we have to start from all over again? Vaccination awareness Despite the increasing awareness about the vaccination among the general public, despite the fast expanding schedule of the government programs to include the newer vaccines in their armamentarium, the underst...