Category Archives: Medical Policies

AYUSH- Lets admire the wisdom and professional integrity of our Vets for keeping out.

My respect for Veterinarians is growing day by day. They are the ONLY segment of healthcare workers in India who are not begging or twisting political arms for “rights” to practice “allo”pathy on humans. That’s because they wisely accept that … Continue reading

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DNB practical exams v/s MRCGP (Int) OSCEs: It’s like batting in a Test match on a foreign pitch v/s T-20s!*

For those who love both- cricket and Family Medicine- and plan to give both these types of exams, one from our own Indian National Board of Examinations, and the other from the Royal Colleges 🙂 *** First, a look at … Continue reading

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“Young doctors today have no value”, feel senior doctors. “Why did it happen?” A young doctor dares a reply.

As a youngster, may I dare to defend the doctors of my generation. *** Quote: “You go to a doctor who is in his 70s or 80s, and you will find that his approach to seeing a patient and a … Continue reading

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Health check-ups: “Packages” are useless if not chosen carefully. So how do you get the most out of them?

  A rigid “Package” of health-check tests is usually not a wise thing to do. What are the missing links? Read on to know why. *** Q. Should I just go for a fixed “package” of tests on my own? … Continue reading

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Sanity At Last: Finally, Public understands doctor’s dedication, gets furious at Governments’ negligence instead.

(Satire) By our Non-presstitute Reporter. XYanad, 29th Feb 2015. In a surprising first-of-its-kind-incident, a few members of the public have finally understood some realities that doctors grapple with in day-to-day practice, and have started speaking openly against government apathy in … Continue reading

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Hartals: Preventing critical patients and neutral medical staff from reaching hospitals is TERRORISM.

Message- Dear Keralites: All over the world, medical professionals doing their work are spared even by enemies during a war. Please let them work during hartals in your own state, for your own good. *** Like most doctors, I feel … Continue reading

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So much to learn, so much to do- An experience.

This was sometime around 2010-2011. We used to give regular home visits to a family in suburban North-Kerala. The patient- lets call him Mr XYZ Ali- about 55, had a heart attack while working in Saudi about a year ago. … Continue reading

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