For the past two years, we all have been playing a cat and mouse game. Cat is the Covid virus and we are all rats trying to run away and hide. Yet, the virus is persistent too, changing its genome and is giving us tough competition. Most of us have become the runners, running away … Continue reading A Breath of Fresh Air!
I have been a Pathologist for almost 17 years now. When I entered the pathology department as a junior resident in 2004, the branch was fascinating and enigma to me.However, I didn't think highly about the branch then. For me Yet, it was a leftover. I couldn't get what others at lower rank could get … Continue reading International Pathology Day
We are in the month of November 2021. A year ago, we were badly wishing for 2020 to go away, yet 2021 didn't bring in any spite from the bad news. I stopped writing somewhere in April / May 2021 and never visited my blog again. Many a times, I felt writing like again but … Continue reading The world which is mine !
An infodemic is too much information including false or misleading information in digital and physical environments during a disease outbreak. It causes confusion and risk-taking behaviors that can harm health. It also leads to mistrust in health authorities and undermines the public health response. An infodemic can intensify or lengthen outbreaks when people are unsure about what they need to do to protect … Continue reading Do believe in Verified Sources!
Long lines of patients and their families outside the hospitals! There is a never-ending queue of patients for an appointment. You have already been consulting non-stop for the past few days, and you are mentally and physically exhausted. Patients are waiting for the PCR test and other blood tests. There is a shortage of medicines … Continue reading The Unspoken reality of being a doctor ( healthcare worker ) in Covid
Nothing in my medical education could have prepared me for the scene which is unfolding in my home country now. Indians had let down their guards early. Ever since the first wave was receding, people had stopped wearing masks, partying and travelling as if to make up the lost year, and the Indian government was … Continue reading Tears of frustration and Tears of gratitude
Hospitals especially ICUs are usually dreaded places. Dim lights, curtains over each bed, the sounds of monitors, the frenzied activity in one corner or the other usually are enough to scare anyone. The lone person lying on the bed, with multiple lines and tubing attached to him. Some who are more sick will have a … Continue reading The Sounds of Silence
In today's busy life, most of us know doctors only from the Grays' anatomy, unless we have one in family. The career of a doctor seems glamourous from far. They have been loved when they have managed to save the lives and they have been equally hated and cursed when they have not able to … Continue reading Rendezvous
I usually drive a long way to work. Even on off hours, its approx 30 min drive on the highway with my car cruising between 90 to 110 km/hr. The moment you sit in the car, do you know how the drive would be. Would you find traffic jam on the way? Would you expect … Continue reading Questions with no answers !
Endemic, Epidemic, Pandemic and the words now so commonly used were for a large part restricted to the definitions we had to memorize for the exam of Preventive and Social Medicine ( PSM )as we used to call it. 15 years back, it seemed that science had conquered microbes and what we had were the … Continue reading Pandemic that exposed the healthcare