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O – Blog 23 | Mumbai Mirror | July 3, 2020

What the departed teach us | Sanjay Nagral

The deceased are gone, lost to the world. At least in a physical sense. Maybe simplistic but that’s our current understanding. But can the departed offer anything to the living? Can they help us in our battle against disease?
In the last few decades, they have benefited the living through the use of their organs for transplantation… more

O – Blog 20 | Deccan Herald | June 16, 2020

Telemedicine: Bridging the gap | Olinda Timms

A disturbing aspect of the lockdown since March 2020 has been the limited access of non-COVID-19 patients to doctors and hospitals. Many private and small hospitals closed temporarily until a better understanding of pandemic protocols and ssafety precautions emerged. Patients with chronic illnesses needing follow-up, or dialysis, patients on chemotherapy… more

O – Blog 22 | Mumbai Mirror | June 26, 2020

Can Ayush cure Covid? | Sanjay Nagral

Let me begin with a disclosure. I am an allopathic doctor and hence have an inherent bias. I have not studied Ayush (Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy) systems. Even before Covid, many patients have asked me if ayurveda or homeopathy help This is often after I have told them that there is no cure for their condition My stock answer is, ‘I don’t know. It is your right to try any system… more

O – Blog 19 | Mumbai Mirror | June 12, 2020

The constant caretaker | Sanjay Nagral

Mr R had a long innings as a successful chartered accountant. It was after retirement that he had developed health problems. First diabetes, then heart disease, which needed . At 85, when he came to with sudden abdominal pain, I took one look and suspected obstructed blood flow to the The confirmed our worst fears. He needed urgent surgery, which was risky and could also involve removal of a large part of intestine… more

O – Blog 21 | Mumbai Mirror | June 19, 2020

Health Economics for Dummies | Sanjay Nagral

I chose to study medicine because I didn’t like numbers, figures and graphs. Like many of you I am an ignoramus at complex economic theories. However, last week I chanced upon an old paper, written in 1963 by an called from Stanford Many regard him as one of the earliest health economists. He later went on to share the 1972 Nobel Prize in Economic Science… more

O – Blog 18 | Mumbai Mirror | June 5, 2020

Resident doctors ko gussa kyun aata hain? | Sanjay Nagral

Amongst the many disturbing videos on social media from Mumbai’s Covid epidemic, one struck me harder. Not only because it was from a hospital ward I had worked in as a . In it a young resident relates how only he and two colleagues are performing all the tasks required for critical Covid patients. In a voice full of angst, he describes the scene,… more


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