Thursday, October 29

Second Opinion

SOS
Second Opinion

SOS

  Doctors are dying ...a death premature, brutal and uncalled for. What is the point to continue in a profession where each passing moment leaves no chance to make you realise that you are at the receiving end of public hatred and the government takes all precautions necessary to nurture this hatred. It took 30 years of fighting the menace of poverty by my parents and 10 years of burning the mid night oil by me to be a doctor and it took another 15 years to build my hospital, my reputation, brick by brick and patient by patient. 15 long years of stuggle, of hope and despair, of fear and anticipation, of risk and borrowing and yet a single blow of a looter can shatter it, as if, it  were a pack of cards. Why am I thinking like this? Because the government has sent me a notice to...
Corruption in healthcare system…… Some thoughts
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Corruption in healthcare system…… Some thoughts

shishirJuly 3, 2014health, Indian Healthcare I was reading a times of India article published on the eve of doctors day which said , quoting British medical journal (BMJ) and the survey conducted by transparency international , its open secret that doctors are getting kickbacks for patient referrals and that Indian healthcare industry is plagued with widespread corruption , second only to corruption in police force . Well , is this rocket science ? Do we need any foreign journal or author to familiarize us with this very obvious reality ? One has got be blind not to have known this  , but like in any other case we need western endorsement and pointing to recognize our own failures and achievements . The old English way of doing business  , first create a state of anarchy , chaos and ...
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Sugar Effect

shishirJune 17, 2014health It shouldn’t have come as a surprising and definitely not a shocking revelation to me , that my blood sugar levels were way above the normal values , considering the kind of sedentary lifestyle I was leading and also the strong family history of diabetes that I inherited , but still I continued to stare at that green and white formatted piece of paper carrying those dreaded numbers as if the sheer power of disbelief would bring them down . This of course was not to happen as the facts of reality were more solidly grounded than my hopeful anticipation and I was declared diabetic after the abnormally high glycoselated hemoglobin . The next couple of days were depressing , my life has just been robbed of its sweetness . I couldn’t eat any of the sweets I was s...
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Vaccines ….its about setting our priorities right

shishirJuly 17, 2014 It was about the closing time of my consulting , I was about to pack off , the day’s work , when my receptionist called on the intercom to inform that there was patient who wants to show his three year old daughter , running high fever , but he looks poor and doesn’t seem to have money to pay your fees , she added in a soft ,concerning voice . I think you should see she requested . She has already offered her part of the charity and it was my turn to continue the favour . Only difference was that , hers was free charity . I asked her to send him in . A few minutes later, a thin lean man , with stammering gait , entered into my consultation chamber . His attire was labour class and was holding a girl around three years on his shoulder. He carried a strong odour of...