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 […]
He was a very small village doctor, and I never ever met him or ever found out his name. But because of Dattaram, he taught me some lessons that I would never forget all my life. Dattaram. I could never be sure of his age, since he looked the same across the twenty plus years […]
The number of COVID cases are rising sharply across the entire state of Maharashtra. Mumbai has reported a near-doubling of number of COVID positive cases from around 350 per day to 645 per day within a week. Amravati, Nagpur, Pune and other cities in Mumbai are also reporting a significant rise in the number of […]
She’s a frail old lady, barely five feet in height, just 30kg in weight. She looks every bit of her eighty years. And now she’s looking at me, absolutely quiet and afraid of what I may tell her. She’s been having bouts of severe abdominal pain and has been unable to eat her meals properly. […]