Somewhere in the middle of a busy emergency or an Intensive care unit, a voice sounds "Code Blue.. Floor No.." Doctors and nurses rush leaving whatever they are doing to aide those who are already handling the crisis. These would be the moments of adrenaline rush in any medics life. I started in the field … Continue reading Code Blue
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
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
The other day Hubby gets a call in the middle of night. One of the patients has just been shifted from ER to ICU.. the patient, an elderly male is in shock, needs to be intubated ASAP. Hubby changes and rushes back to hospital. The patient has been intubated and access to IV lines secured … Continue reading Where is the Trust ? #MondayMusings
A pathology lab is usually always in frenzy. Samples coming in from Emergency, Outpatient Department, Inpatients and reports being signed out. The analyzers are in constant motion, quality checks, stat samples, routine samples. However, I may ask my technologists to slow down and not mistakes, they will be in a hurry to clear the orders. … Continue reading Behind the scenes in a Pathology Lab!
Another hectic day at work it was. As I was sipping my coffee, my 10 year old came and said,"Such a stressful job you have! Why did you become a pathologist?" That night I kept thinking " Why did I end up becoming one?" My parents were educators, and I grew up in the vicinity … Continue reading The Lone Pathologist !
A few months back One of my husband's cousin who has a kid with cerebral palsy ended up losing her child after paying a hefty sum to hospital where she was treated. I know there was nothing the doctors could do to save her other than make her last few days pain free. The cost … Continue reading Healthcare and Insurances !!!
12 weeks .. 12 weeks was the time given to him to bring the profits up. He had tried every marketing strategy he and his team could come up with. Healthcare no longer remained a patient - doctor profession. It had become another business with cut throat competition. He had tried to lure doctors with … Continue reading The BoardRoom
When I was small, I always looked up to them. How miraculously they could transform you from the sick child to a healthy one! As I grew up, the fascination became an admiration, till the day I landed on the steps of a medical college. The gruesome reality, as was always projected, started to fade … Continue reading When Healthcare became a Business!