The Durga Puja is not just a religious ceremony for Bengalis. To them, it is a cultural extravaganza, a carnival, and a riot of happiness that knows no caste, creed, color, religion or political affiliations. So, naturally, this has become an extremely lucrative opportunity to be exploited for economic gains by multiple stakeholders. The norm … Continue reading Demonization of Doctors: #jesuisasur
Tag: Medical Ethics
Clinical Research in Times of Ebola… and other Epidemics
As the news trickles in about the raging cholera outbreak in Yemen, and an emerging outbreak is being dealt with urgently in North-Eastern Nigeria, we are more frequently being confronted with the uncomfortable question of leveraging these situations to conduct clinical research activities. The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) have come out … Continue reading Clinical Research in Times of Ebola… and other Epidemics
The Harlequin Baby Saga: Was the suspension of doctors justified?
In the first half of June this year, doctors at a teaching hospital in Maharashtra became part of medical lore in India as they were involved with the first documented case of Harlequin Ichthyosis (keratosis diffusa fetalis) in India. Unfortunately, the baby succumbed after two days, but the story of this sad death, and medical lore … Continue reading The Harlequin Baby Saga: Was the suspension of doctors justified?
The Daily Bhaskar Post: A Symptom of a Deeper Illness
So in the past couple of days I have been reading a lot about a “reputed” Daily having spouted a venomous piece about how patients should protect themselves against sexual abuse by physicians. The general tone of the article, coupled with the salacious and malicious intent with which it is saturated, has naturally hit a … Continue reading The Daily Bhaskar Post: A Symptom of a Deeper Illness
Aaron Swartz Commits Suicide: The Dark Knight Falls
From Aaron’s last blog post: Thus Master Wayne is left without solutions. Out of options, it’s no wonder the series ends with his staged suicide. A year younger to me, and yet, he’s achieved ore than I could imagine achieving in my whole life, and at the untimely age of 26 years, he has gone … Continue reading Aaron Swartz Commits Suicide: The Dark Knight Falls