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
One thing that I have learnt being a doctor is to never lose hope and to bounce back every time you are pulled down, whatever be the reason. Not every time a doctor has the answers one is hoping for. Some diseases have no cure. Sometimes, it's too late by the time a patient is … Continue reading Of Hope and Resilience
It isn't easy to reverse your sleep cycle, and all those people who work on night shifts including watchman, nurses, technologist, police patrol and of course doctors do hold special respect in my heart. The doctors and nurses, I am especially in awe of because they are at those odd hours dealing with critically ill, … Continue reading N for Night duties
When you think about a doctor, what's the first thing that comes to your mind. White coat? Hospital? Stethoscope? Well, definitely many are fascinated with the Stethoscope, which can help one listen to the sounds of the heart. How cool! Isn't it ? Well, Medical students are most excited to use this beautiful piece and … Continue reading The Saga of a Murmur !
One thing that medicine teaches you is being humble. The more knowledge you have on the complex human body, the more you realise that your learning is not complete. Good doctors are always thirsty for more knowledge! However, once you are out of the confines of a medical college you are thurst into the real … Continue reading Life long learning !
There are thousands of diseases in the world, but Medical Science only has an empirical cure for twenty-six of them. The rest is... guesswork."Doctors, Eric Segal The above quote from Doctors has always remained with me. Medicine is an imperfect science. The more you know, the more you realize how ignorant you are. 100 years before during … Continue reading What i wish the Patients knew!