Today, the first day of July is celebrated as the “National Doctors’ Day” in India. So, let me take this opportunity to wish all the Doctors a very happy Doctors’ Day. Why not write something about “Being a Doctor” , I thought and there would be no better day to do that. Many articles on this topic have already made their journeys around the social medias. Why become a doctor? is a million dollar question to start with. But, I will try to explain how it feels to be a doctor. If you are looking for a good career advice, hang on and continue reading.
This article was originally published in April 2018, and it is a true life incident! Last Sunday, I was browsing the net after a late breakfast and suddenly something happened that had never occurred before in my life. The next 36 hours, I had to experience things which literally has changed my life for the … Read moreWhen the Doctor became the Patient
Pain is an unpleasant subjective sensation, caused due to a potential or real tissue injury. It is very commonly seen in patients who are suffering from intractable and incurable illness like cancer. Though, many painkillers are available in the market right now, most people are unaware about the different categories of these analgesic medicines and … Read moreNSAID, Morphine and other painkillers
This article is the second part of a series where the work behind a national level healthcare programme is being elaborated. You can find the first part of this series by visiting this page. So, let’s continue from where we left off, the arrangement for the PPI day. The Eve It wouldn’t be an over-statement … Read moreBehind the Scenes of PPI, Pulse Polio Immunization Programme – Part 2
One of the main reasons why many people want to become a doctor is the availability of a variety of options to work and practice as a Doctor. These career options are available to all doctors irrespective of their speciality, post graduation degrees. It doesn’t matter even if you are “not a specialist” doctor. There … Read moreCareer Options for Doctors in India
Every government owned and run hospital in India gets funds in various routes. It could be the income from out-patient department, funds from Government through National Health Mission, donations and sponsorships and the list goes on. Even a small primary health centre (PHC) will have to deal with 10 to 20 lakhs! and do you … Read moreHandling Government Fund as the Medical Officer
It was a fine sunny day on the thirteenth of January, 2018 and we were sitting on plastic chairs arranged in circles around a small podium in the shades of those beautiful and shady beach she-oaks at the Chootad beach. I couldn’t believe that it was 12 noon because the shade provided by the she-oaks … Read moreA Tinge of Happiness on the Palliative Day