Oxygen is the single most important medicine for moderate-severe COVID patients. COVID as well as non-COVID hospitals are facing an acute shortage of medical oxygen. The reason is not a lack of production of oxygen, but the inadequacy of the distribution network of tankers to transport liquid oxygen from the point of manufacture to the […]
MyIndMakers kindly hosted me on their podcast for a lively discussion with Aadit Kapadia on the second wave of COVID and aspects of mass vaccination that have not been talked about much. If herd immunity is to be reached, at least 70% of population needs to be vaccinated. This is not possible by excluding the […]
I had written about the onset of second wave in India on 15th Feb 2021 and the post had gone quite viral. But who in the government takes blog posts seriously. Instead we heard platitudes: it’s not as virulent or dangerous, mortality is much lower, it’s not a second wave, we are well prepared. And […]
There will be a price to pay, and indeed it is being paid, for holding large political rallies and religious gatherings during a pandemic.
Was on a show last night on Mirror Now. We as the medical fraternity of India battling COVID on the frontlines, appeal to you not to risk our lives and yours. Please wear a mask, correctly. It should cover your nose and mouth completely. Do not fiddle with it and avoid touching the outer surface.
Sharing my new article published on ORF, explaining the reasons for the ongoing second wave of COVID and solutions. https://t.co/wB7bO9B4ex
Recent reports of a temporary pause in use of AstraZeneca vaccine due to cases of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in some European countries (Austria, Denmark, Norway and Iceland) have been going viral across the world. India is primarily using this vaccine manufactured locally by Serum Institute of India (Covishield) and hence this issue is of importance […]
Rajesh* looks at me and flashes his trademark smile. He is standing in our kitchen, sipping the tea Mom makes for him every morning when he delivers our milk supply for the day. For anyone else, this wouldn’t be unusual. But Rajesh is not your usual kind of person. He shouldn’t even be here. The […]
As the nation’s COVID vaccination program takes off in earnest, a most striking feature has been the near-flawless conduction of the program at government hospitals as well as outsourced COVID facilities. The government’s rollout has received a staggeringly high 97% positive rating by healthcare workers, who were the first to receive the vaccines in the […]
A recent article claiming that GST officials are sending notices to hospitals with regard to doctors / consultants’ fees being taxable under GST is creating great unrest in the medical community. Healthcare, with some exemptions such as cosmetic surgery, medicines and some ancillary services such as food and equipment supplies, has largely been kept out […]