Richard William Wright died on the 15th of September 2008 following cancer at the age of 65. He was the lead pianist, keyboardist, lyricist and one of the original members of the band Pink Floyd. Wright had the lowest profile of any member of a band known for their disinclination to seek individual attention. He […]
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Internet Companies sued for Sex Selection Ads
Given the fact that male to female ratio in India is grossly skewed having reported a child sex ratio of 927 girls to 1000 boys in the2001 census, against a world average of 1045 women to 1000 men. In someStates this is even worse including in Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi,some districts of Tamil […]
cholecystectomy as day-case.
With the advancement in laparoscopic techniques,increasing proficiency of Surgeons in their use and economic pressures there is an increasing trend of cholecystectomy (removal of gall bladder) being done in clinic procedures with the patients being discharged the same day. There is an interesting article in the recent British Journal of Surgery concluding day-case (i.e. no […]
WHO issues a surgical checklist.
A lot has been written about surgical errors during operation including incidents of left behind surgical instruments, wrong site surgery, operating on wrong patients and so on. The WHO has issued a checklist which it hopes will go a long way in reducing such errors by enforcing a ‘time out’ when all personnel participating in […]
Second opinion at a distance
There is an interesting piece of new in todays USA today about taking second opinion for health conditions online from experts. You send your medical records with or without your primary doctor’s help via internet to Experts( places providing paid service) and get their opinion after a week or so. Online second-opinion services offer patients […]
Kaziranga National Park – Tiger Attack – Complete Video. This video clip was being shown with embellishments today on IBN 7 network hawked as something fresh. Turns out that the said incident is almost 4 years old. Interesting though. The forest department was combing the area with five elephants to locate a large female tiger […]
At present Vasectomy is the only reliable method of male contraception. While it is relatively simple procedure and quite cheap besides the fact that the government pays you to get it done, yet it is not that popular. The reasons for that is the irreversibility of the procedure and the perception of loss of ‘manhood’. […]
Malpractice trial- A Physicians story
Great story from an Obstetrician who was sued. How he came to terms with the verdict and the doubts it created in his mind. The true final verdict of my malpractice trial..
You got to love Indian Judiciary
In our country we try to be very generous to people in need especially when someone else is paying. The fact that ultimately the taxpayers will have to bear the burden escapes attention. The Supreme Court has ruled that insurance companies cannot deny coverage for preexisting conditions. You cannot help but admire ! The audacity!! […]
Inviting Medicos to India
Joking with fresh medical graduates in Delhi,our health minister informed that doctors from western countries were raring to come and fill the gap in medical personnel in India now that he has recognized their degrees. Acknowledging the severe crunch India is facing in the number of doctors, nurses and paramedics, Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said […]