Monthly Archives: April 2020

The International Health Regulations (2005)

The International Health Regulations (2005) are a legally binding instrument of international law that aims to a) assist countries to work together to save lives and livelihoods endangered by the international spread of diseases and other health risks and b) avoid unnecessary interference with international trade and travel. The purpose and scope of IHR 2005 […]

Lessons from the deaths of doctors and nurses from Covid-19 worldwide. An analysis, and a tribute.

Dr Rajeev Jayadevan 29.4.20 Note: This document is not meant for the general public. It is created exclusively for healthcare workers and policy makers, to make the healthcare system a safer place for themselves, for patients and for the community. While adopting strategies to reduce COVID-related deaths among healthcare workers, it must be noted that […]

The Great Covid fiasco……

Now , it’s almost certain that lock down is going to be extended. Role of private Drs and Nursing homes continues to be in confusion. Clear cut policy and directions are clearly lacking. I haven’t been able to understand till now ….what’s my role. I should be doing my work as stated by government. Well […]

Covid scenes

Well, I am a doctor who cleared MBBS in 1977 at Maulana Azad medical college, Delhi and have had a pretty long professional carrier. These are my views about the state we are in nowadays. There are two scenarios which may confront a doctor today in the days of Corona epidemic. The first I don’t […]

Autopsy of covid

Thanks to 50 autopsies carried out on patients who died from COVID-19, they found that it is NOT PNEUMONIA, strictly speaking, because the virus does not kill pneumocytes of its type only but uses an inflammatory storm to create an endothelial vascular thrombosis, with the corresponding diffuse thrombosis the lung is the most affected because […]

Food and covid

Background The world is facing an unprecedented threat from the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus (referred to as the COVID-19 virus). Many countries are following the advice from the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding the introduction of physical distancing measures as one of the ways in which transmission of the disease can be […]

“Immunity passports” in the context of COVID-19

WHO has published guidance on adjusting public health and social measures for the next phase of the COVID-19 response.1 Some governments have suggested that the detection of antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, could serve as the basis for an “immunity passport” or “risk-free certificate” that would enable individuals to travel or […]

How pandemics begin

Gouri Passi There are certain striking common threads in each outbreak, with the most deadly ones being zoonotic. Over the last century, scientists have been quietly acknowledging increasing outbreaks of novel infectious diseases at regular intervals. Sixty per cent of these emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic and strikingly 71.8% originate in wildlife. A careful analysis […]

Government Apathy towards Small Medical Centres in the Battle of Corona…A strategic Mistake.

Posted by SHISHIRDR on APRIL 26, 2020 “The war has begun, the bodybags have started pouring in but I see none of them wrapped in the tricolour, no one honouring them with 21 gun salute.” A war is won not by the political and bureaucartic hail of befuddiment but by the corage and valour of […]

PPE reuse

Government of West Bengal Department of Health and Family Welfare Directorate of Health Services Wing- A, 4th Floor, Swasthya Bhavan GN 29, Sector- V, Salt Lake, Kolkata- 700091 Memo No: HPH/9M-21/2020/95 To, The MSVP, Medical College and Hospital (All) The Chief Medical Officer of Health (All) West Bengal Sub: Guidelines for reuse of PPE & […]

First volunteer in UK coronavirus vaccine trial is all well. thank god

The first volunteer who availed herself in Oxford for a jab in the first Europe human trial of a vaccine to protect against the coronavirus pandemic is all well and good. 

In case any one of us gets infected by coronavirus. Then What?

Ever thought of that? Whole house will be sealed. Your wife children and parents too will be taken to Isolation ward. You may not ever meet some or all of them again. They may die or you may die. Situation is still tougher if you are only husband wife living with kids abroad/ away. Case […]

When Will Covid-19 End

SUTD Data-Driven Innovation Lab When Will COVID-19 End Data-Driven Estimation of End Dates (As of April 24, 2020) SIR (susceptible-infected-recovered) epidemic model is regressed based on the data from different countries to predict the key dates of transition during the epidemic lifecycle in different countries. The prediction is updated with newer data. Codes from Milan […]


In the 1920s, a rich man in India put his son on board a ship from Bombay to the United Kingdom in order to acquire a law degree and become a barrister, as was fashionable among all privileged families in the country at the time. The boy, however, did not want to be a lawyer; […]

Covid ICU in govt hospital

The lockdown had begun.That meant shutting down the clinic and one visit a day to the hospital to see a few admitted patients.Like all interested clinicians,I was reading every word printed on Corona.The news channels were full of just one news :The epidemic.Everyday the news of people falling like nine pins were pouring in from […]

Covid costs claim format

  Claim Format by the requisitioned Private Hospitals, functioning as COVID Hospitals 2020   1. Name of the COVID Hospital  :    2. Address of the Hospital : District: PIN: 3. Contact of the Hospital  :  Land/Mobile : Email ID: 4. Date of requisition as COVID Hospital  […]


                               Based on ICD International Statistical Classification of Diseases (16 April 2020) WHO/HQ/DDI/DNA/CAT Table of Contents 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. A- B- C- D- […]

Exclusive: deaths of NHS staff from covid-19 analysed

By Tim Cook, Emira Kursumovic, Simon Lennane22 April 2020 Sai The deaths of 119 NHS staff have been analysed by three leading clinicians. We present their findings here. Coronavirus disease 19 — or covid-19 — is a pandemic illness currently causing the deaths of thousands of patients across the globe. In recent weeks, there has […]


           ISHRAE COVID-19 Guidance Document for Air Conditioning and Ventilation   How to operate air conditioning and ventilation systems to control spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Residences, Workspaces and Healthcare Facilities.    Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers […]

Cytokines storm

 WELCOME: Webinar hosted by HORIBA – We will start in a while… @ 2020 Samoszuk Consulting. All rights reserved.   Pathophysiology & Pathogenesis Cytokine Storm & Pathological Changes Biomarkers & Clinical Correlations    @ 2020 Samoszuk Consulting. All rights reserved. Protocols & Clinical Trails @ 2020 Samoszuk Consulting. All rights reserved. […]

Sweden banks on herd immunity

‘Closing borders is ridiculous’: the epidemiologist behind Sweden’s controversial coronavirus strategy Anders Tegnell talks to Nature about the nation’s ‘trust-based’ approach to tackling the pandemic. Marta Paterlini ?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″ standalone=”no”? Share on Twitter Share on Twitter ?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″ standalone=”no”? Share on Facebook Share on Facebook ?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″ standalone=”no”? Share via E-Mail Share […]

Psychosocial Support for Children during COVID-19

   A Manual for Parents and Caregivers    FOREWORD As COVID-19 pandemic continues to expand in India and in the world, only one thing is certain: the current outbreak will have profound impact not only in the health and economic situation, but also on the psychosocial well-being of societies across nations. […]

Latest doctors and healthcare professionals statistics..

MEDICO DEATHS due to COVID19 – 107 doctors, 30 nurses in Italy 49 doctors 20 staff in USA 40 doctors, 28 staff in Iran 24 doctors in Indonesia 21 doctors in Phillipines 18 Doctors, 10 staff in China 10 doctors, 9 nurses/staff in UK 8 doctors and staff in Mauritius 6 Doctors in India(1 ayurvedic) […]

Covid vaccinations

One of Australia’s most eminent vaccine developers says there may never be a vaccine against COVID-19 for some very good reasons. Professor Ian Frazer, the immunologist who co-invented the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine which prevents cervical cancer, said a coronavirus vaccine was “tricky”. He told that although 100 different teams around the world […]

PPE Ok some basic rules while getting PPE especially the coveralls 👇 1.Look for SITRA certification. 2. Material should be non woven polypropylene. The polypropylene itself should be at least two-ply, preferably 3 or 4 ply. The ‘Ply ‘ is a layer of either spunbound (S) or meltblown (M) polypropylene. Two ply will be SM. […]

In this pandemic and panic of COVID-19 what should doctors know about masks and respirators?

Dr Sundeep S Salvi MD, DNB, PhD (UK), FCCP (US), FICS, Hon FRCP (Lon) Director, Pulmocare Research and Education (PURE) Foundation, Pune, INDIA Email ID: Tel No: +91 9921211000  The Corona virus disease-19 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS- Cov-2) that spreads via aerosol and […]

Emotional support helped win battle, say COVID-19 Survivors

Bindu Shajan Perappadan April 18 2020 Mental well-being is the key to fight the disease, says Venkat Raghav; The COVID-19 fever doesn’t kill you but the guilt can, says Rohit Dutta. The high fever, mind numbing tiredness and the constant positive mental/emotional enforcement from the medical staff — that is what most COVID-19 survivors, across […]

Quarantine and loneliness

White House press briefing on Friday, Peter Alexander, a correspondent for NBC News, asked President Trump about the psychological toll of the covid-19 crisis: “Nearly two hundred dead, fourteen thousand who are sick, millions, as you witnessed, who are scared,” Alexander said. “What do you say to Americans who are watching you right now who […]

Diagnosing With Dickens

By Lisa Sanders, M.d. Dec. 17, 2006 A lonely old man sits at home one Christmas Eve and has a series of unexpected visitors: the restless spirit of his long-dead business partner, followed by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. By morning, this wretched, miserly recluse has been transformed into the season’s icon […]

Mahabharata and psychiatry

Mahabharata. Photo: Shutterstock The epic Mahabharata is full of pointers to issues of psychiatric dimensions and offers many answers, says national president of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) K K Aggarwal who considers Lord Krishna as the most celebrated counsellor. He says Krishna, in the true sense, was the first and perhaps the most celebrated […]

Anxiety disorders in ancient Indian literature

Indian Journal of Psychiatry Wolters Kluwer — Medknow Publications Hitesh C. Sheth, Zindadil Gandhi, and G. K. In western literature, the oldest description of symptoms of PTSD, an anxiety group of disorder, is seen in Homer’s Iliad written around 720 BC. According to Shay, Achilles was suffering from symptoms of PTSD. However, in the Indian […]


‘Sblood, do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe? Call me what instrument you will, though you can fret me, yet you cannot play upon me. (Hamlet, Act III Scene 2) These lines, from what is often referred to as the greatest play ever written, depict a seemingly acute episode of […]


The drama of Shakespeare and his colleagues reflects a common misunderstanding at that time as to the causes of mental health problems. They tended to describe anyone with such difficulties as suffering from ‘madness’ a term we would not now use in those cases; but the dramatists recognized that it was a condition that could […]

Antibacterial and immunomodulator activities of virgin coconut oil (VCO) against Staphylococcus aureus

Antibacterial and immunomodulator activities of virgin coconut oil (VCO) against Staphylococcus aureus — Read on

Bollywood films made on physical or mental disabilities

TNN | Last updated on – Jan 12, 2018, 08:05 IST 1/11Bollywood films made on physical or mental disabilities BCCL Films are rightly touted to be the mirrors of the society we live in. While the Hindi film industry is catching up on the social issues that the Indian society faces, it has also been […]

Covid unusual symptoms

Photo Credit: NIAID – RML This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (yellow)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells (blue/pink) cultured in the lab. Most COVID-19 coronavirus patients present with the typical symptoms of fever, fatigue, dry cough and/or shortness of […]


 अपनी नवजात बेटी से मिलना मेरे लिए किसी सेलिब्रिटी से मिलने जैसा था. मैं लंबे समय उससे मिलने के बारे में सोच रही थी. मुझे ऐसा लगा कि जैसे मैं उसे पहले से ही जानती हूं. मैंने उसकी आंखों में भी नहीं देखा और मुझे उससे प्यार हो गया. उस वक़्त मैं इतना ही […]

Mental Illness Book Lists

Mental Illness Book Lists — Read on

Eight Indian Books on Mental Health You Need to Read

These books serve as an introduction to mental health literature in India. Mental Health Stories have a way of holding our hands in the most difficult times; and if the narrative brings with it the visibility some of us need to make sense of our struggle or that of our loved ones, it can be […]

Books on mental illness

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and a great time to explore the many writers who write on diverse topics related to mental health and mental illness. The following list of books about mental illness contains fiction, graphic novels, nonfiction, memoirs, biographies, and more, all books that broaden our understanding of mental illness from first […]

20 Iconic Movies About Mental Illness –

LOG IN HIRE WRITER Home Blog College Resources Movies About Mental Illness: Real Look At Mental Health 02 Jul 2019 All categories Essay Writing Guides Student Tips Citation Guide Academic Writing Essay Topics Education News College Resources People choose particular films because they make them feel, speak of aspirations, dreams, desires or fears. They tell […]

Movies about mental illness

People choose particular films because they make them feel, speak of aspirations, dreams, desires or fears. They tell of darker things of life, allowing us to portray something that would be challenging to put in words. Movies about mental illness belong to such category where a person is forced to analyze, evaluate, and reflect based […]

12 Pieces Of Literature About Mental Illness You May Not Know

12 Pieces Of Literature About Mental Illness You May Not Know — Read on


.entry-header All of these stories have a main character with some form of mental illness. It could be depression, long term mental illness, or a mental strain that suddenly causes insanity. Sometimes the character’s perceptions are presented to us, other times we’re shown the effects of their problem on themselves and others. Some stories have […]

Books That Feature Characters Dealing with Mental Illness

Not the taboo subject it once was, mental illness offers rich territory to explore in books for kids and teens. Stories chronicling the struggles of young people and their friends, siblings, or parents who suffer from anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), agoraphobia, an eating disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, hypochondria, and other illnesses make for engrossing, insightful reading and […]

Best Mentally Ill Characters (244 books)

Best Mentally Ill Characters (244 books) — Read on

Best Mentally Ill Characters

244 books — This list was created and voted on by Goodreads members. This list is for the best characters, not the best books. The character does not have to be officially diagnosed as mentally ill or go to therapy in the book to qualify. Fiction only please. If you can, please add the name […]