Daily Archives: 07/02/2016

The Examiners Who Fail

Dr. Rajas Deshpande 30 January at 02:43 ·  © Dr. Rajas Deshpande DM Neurology final exam case presentations. The peak of academic tension.  Eight of us waiting, crowded in the side room. Die will Do. Beyond tremors, sweating and palpitations, in the realm of renunciation. Cornered cats, with the defiant expression of “they won’t actually […]

Thank you Ms. Maneka Gandhi for an intelligent PCPNDT approach!

(c) Dr. Rajas Deshpande A pregnant female suddenly had worst headache of her life yet, and vomitings. As there is a tendency of blood clotting in the brain’s veins during pregnancy, it was mandatory to get an MRI and start blood thinners if there was a clot. Otherwise it could turn fatal. She was referred […]

The Shocking Answer

(c) Dr. Rajas Deshpande The wall of a government building falls off within a year of construction. Two children killed, one had bad head injury. Brought to hospital in auto-rickshaw as no ambulances available for the real poor. Bled too much on the way.  Who is guilty? Regular office goers. Bad roads, dug at many […]

May I Enlighten You, Doctor?

© Dr. Rajas Deshpande Casualty.  Sixty year old gasping, unconscious, has fever. “Since when he has been like this?” asked the doctor, as the staff started to secure IV and oxygen mask, preparing for intubation. “I don’t know. I just came. My brother who lives near him told me that he had breathlessness since yesterday, […]

The wisdom of discrimination

Dr. Rajas Deshpande 23 January at 14:45 ·  © Dr. Rajas Deshpande “You are next to God, doctor. You make the decision for us”. “Most Doctors work heartlessly only for money”. Both these sentences are heard equally commonly. Many patients from all socio-economical classes come prejudiced to the hospital / doctor. These patients have red […]

mci code of coduct

MCI’s New Code of Ethics for Medical Professionals:An Exercise in Vain or a Welcome Move V vIPIN m vaishistha   Consulting Pediatrician, Mangla Hospital, Bijnor, UP, India. vmv@manglahospital.org  he Medical Council of India (MCI) viaamendment to the “Indian MedicalCouncil (Professional Conduct, Etiquetteand Ethics) Regulation 2002” has broughtout the code of conduct for doctors and professionalassociation […]

once upon a time

There was a time when doctors were doctors. There was a time when young men and women sacrificed the best years of their youth, learning to treat patients and conquer diseases, not to become typists, paper pushers, data-entry clerks, or to have hospitals, insurance companies, and the federal government dictate to us how to practice […]