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
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 !
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!
Doctors are always frowned upon by the society for earning good. The truth behind those earnings is hardly visible. While our engineering counterparts are earning and on their feet by the age of 22, an average doctor does not start earning before the age of 26/27. This provided, he/she has never had a gap year. … Continue reading I is Internship
The last two years of the graduation are most interesting and most difficult too. This is the time when the students start wearing white coats, hanging the stethoscope around their necks or in the pockets of their coats and start getting the feel of being in medicine. Small groups of students are posted in different … Continue reading H for the History
Like every other branch, Medical college too has a mix of students! A perfect blend of people who have managed to defy the Newton's law of gravity ( not literally ! ) and reach the medical college. Some reach just by luck, some have burnt midnight oil and some come by sheer genius. I guess … Continue reading G for Genius and Not so Genius!
The perk of being a doctor is the satisfaction you get when you have been able to help a patient heal, or help save a life. The downside is seeing the ugly face of death. Seeing so much sickness, suffering and death troubles you initially, but as time goes one hardens and becomes grounded too. … Continue reading F for Forensic