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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…
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July 6, 2020 0

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…
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July 4, 2020 0

Battle Against Corona…Utter Confusion

The Indian healthcare system is very uniquely designed, by default and not by willful customisation of course, uniquely designed to excel and succumb both. Okay, I understand, having made such a bold opening statement I am under a moral obligation to elaborate and I won’t dodge it. Designed to succumb does not need much of…
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May 3, 2020 0

Government Apathy towards Small Medical Centres in the Battle Against Corona…A strategic Mistake.

“The war has begun, the bodybags have started pouring in but I see none of them wrapped in the tricolour, no one honouring them with 21 gun salute.” A war is won not by the political and bureaucartic hail of befuddiment but by the corage and valour of the frontline soldiers. The Problem The problem…
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April 26, 2020 12

ये समर विशेष है

(२) ये समर विशेष है समय वस्तुतः बड़ा विचित्र है। पुष्प लहलहा रहे बाग़ में, पंछी चहकते नील गगन में, वातावरण सिंचित है प्राण वायु से किंतु प्राण संशित है वातावरण से, मनुज बँधा भय की लक्ष्मण रेखा में,  पशु स्व्क्छंद विचारते शहर शहर में।  विचित्र ये नहीं कि समर फिर सज़ा है प्रलय और विलय के काल कुरुछेत्र में, अपितु ये…
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April 3, 2020 2

Application seeking waiver from the mandatory qualification & registration requirements under the ‘Divinity & Dignity’ scheme.

To, Honourable Minister of health, Government Of India. Sir, I am a qualified medical professional (allopathic), and in the service of the nation for the last twenty years. Sir, very humbly I wish to submit here that my qualifications, it now seems to me, are nothing but unnecessary and evil, serving no purpose other than…
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April 1, 2020 1

Why Am I A Doctor?

In this stir-crazy moment when every one of us is confined (or should I say must be confined) inside the boundaries of our homes, I thought, why not to turn some pages of my doctor’s diary and share them with you. No, these aren’t ben-Trovato. Hypermnesia? Yes, you may call it that. This page is…
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March 24, 2020 1

The Corona Expose

I know this is a crisis time probably the worst mankind has witnessed over past several decades and even centuries but this will pass as many of our other nefarious pasts. I sincerely hope it does but at what cost I can’t foretell, nobody can but, that’s not what I am going to talk today.…
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March 23, 2020 0

माशाया के मरासिम

मैं वहीं हूँ मैं जहां हूँ, या, मैं वहाँ भी नहीं हूँ मैं जहां हूँ। मैं ख़यालों में हूँ, मैं सवालों में हूँ , बदलों से ऊँची उड़ानो में हूँ , क़िस्से में हूँ, कहानियों में हूँ , चर्च के पीछे और , साड़ी की दुकानो में हूँ । तस्वीर में, मुस्कुराहट में, गीत में,…
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February 28, 2020 0

MEDICON 2020

After two hugely successful workshop days when this academic event reached its culmination on the final conference day, I was a little shilly-shally about its performance with less than the countable number of attendees in the morning. I thought let’s keep twenty-twenty hindsight- it’s not easy to ensemble the entire orchestra of such discordant instruments,…
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January 14, 2020 0