Monthly Archives: July 2015

“Self-respect, training, competence, safety be damned, we demand ‘right’ to prescribe allopathic drugs”.

Associations of alternative medical practitioners have been insisting on “rights” to prescribe “allo”pathic drugs. For years, it was from behind the scenes. Now, they are out in the open. Caution, shame, self-respect, all be damned. *** These are interesting times. … Continue reading

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My child is alive. It’s the doctor’s fault.

Sometime ago, a family of three came to see me. They had been told that I help people with diabetes. They came seeking treatment for their 30 year old daughter, who was now wheel-chair bound. The moment I saw the … Continue reading

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Doctor, my husband had seen you 2 weeks ago. Now he’s suffering from a stroke.

When someone walks in to your OP in the middle of a busy day saying this, it’s a bit unsettling. Especially when trailed by several relatives, one feels about to get mobbed. But here their body language was different. They … Continue reading

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Some die twice.

This was sometime around 2008. I was in formal training. A lady, around 60, was admitted in the ward for breathing difficulty. She had been breathless for years, but had been suffering more and more lately. Though lying still in … Continue reading

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“You people don’t know me. Just see what I do to you on Facebook!”

One busy afternoon, the moment I re-entered my clinic after a hurried lunch, I got a distress call from my receptionist. “Sir”, she said in a low voice, “A young man has been behaving rudely with all our staff since … Continue reading

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Family Medicine: Responses to a few pre-PG FAQs (Part 1)

drABCDE wrote: “i want to do PG but not getting any seat apart from family medicine. i think no one takes it bcos of no scope “ Response: If there is some specialty you really like, try for it again. … Continue reading

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Quackery legalised; Autorickshaw Drivers Across the Nation Now Demand Pilot’s License.

Disclaimer: This is satire. The author is not an astrologer and will refuse to be held responsible if any of this stuff turns out to be real in the near future. *** By our staff Reporter. Asanhol, 29th Feb 2015. … Continue reading

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