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!
Covid has affected each and every phase of life. This world has always been divided into haves and haves-not. Somehow, the pandemic has made this differentiation more prominent. There will always be the rich who are not affected by the pandemic. Their might be a slight decline in the profits which they will take out … Continue reading Let’s all walk that X-tra Mile!
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
Sneha and Nikhil were trying to have a baby since long. They had been married for 8 years now. They had tried everything from quacks to infertility specialists. Yet, nothing seemed to help. With two IVF failed, they had almost given up. Sneha was Sam's next door neighbor. She would be Sam's go to person … Continue reading A New Life
Not just Sam's mom, but every parent learnt a lot about parenting in just a span of 2-3 months. From being tutors to their friends, the parents had to double up for everything even though the pressures on all were high. Some like the doctors, nurses, healthcare staff, the police, the companies backing up healthcare, … Continue reading The Online Exams