CET and NEET: Twins, Triplets and Number of Papers.

NEET and CET exams were held this year in the month of May. I noticed few issues in connection to these. I thought of sharing with you all.
The issues I will be discussing in this article is regarding exam centre allotment, the number of papers and issue related to dress code.

May is the month of entrances for 12th class students, on 2nd and 3rd May 2017 they had CET exams in Karnataka, on 8th May 2017 NEET exams were held all over INDIA.

CET is for engineering, AYUSH and other … Read the rest

Drunk and Drive, Hospital Responsibility, Sonika Chauhan and Vikram Chatterjee

Drunk and drive is one of the causes of road traffic accidents. Individuals who suffer trauma are a young generation who are in productive age. Consequences would be permanent disability or death. After midnight we commonly see youngster racing their vehicles endangering not only self but also others who are on road. Drinking alcohol above permissible levels reduces judgement and also can lead to rash driving. In spite of the strict rules, we have seen how a top Bollywood star got acquitted from supreme court recently. Law seems to be different for different people. Big and powerful can get away but a common man may become the scapegoat.
Hospitals have some responsibility in treating a patient who comes with trauma. Most hospitals do welcome that.
This article is about, how news media is wrongly trying to frame hospital in the Sonika and Vikram case. This they do, just for proving their point and get more TRP without any evidence.

A couple of days ago I was watching a debate on Times now, it was about Sonika Chauhan a model turned actor’s death in car accident. This happened when Vikram Chatterjee also an actor was driving the car around 3.30am. … Read the rest

Is Medical profession a religion for doctors?

Most doctors love and respect their profession. Once a person becomes a doctor even if he or she was unwilling, still continues to practice medicine. Example are rare to find doctor changing the profession.
I believe things are changing now. In coming future, we may see a lot of change in the practice of medicine. Small clinics and nursing homes are finding difficult with changing times. The Bigger multi-crore corporate hospital is an order of the day. This will lead to loss of sovereignty to doctors.

Most doctors aspire that their kids should also become doctors like them. We see many families with full of doctors, running across many generations. This extends even further i.e. their son or daughter should get married to a doctor only. … Read the rest

Misconception about generic medicines

The issue of generic medicines has again surfaced nowadays. Most patients believe that doctors are writing drugs which are not generic but the fact is otherwise. Most of the medicines available in India are actually generic. Original research molecules form very small percentage in India.

I do agree that medicines should be given at cheaper rate. Our government should make every effort to reduce the cost of medicines. But, this has to done by Government of India not by putting blame on doctors.

In recent … Read the rest

The Paradox : Poor Men Heart Stents Gets Costlier!!! by new rule : Open letter to PM

Background: – Coronary stents price was reduced last month. This has led to changes in the market. Stents which were available at the lesser price used for poor patients have become expensive and off course expensive stents have become cheaper.
This is the letter I have sent to Prime minister of India. Waiting for their response.

To
Mr Narendra Modiji
Honourable Prime minister of INDIA

Respected Sir.

I am a cardiologist in Hubli (Karnataka). I want to thank you for reducing the price of coronary stents. but I want to bring to your kind notice the … Read the rest

Consequences of cardiac stent price reductions- patient perspective

As a cardiologist, I am very happy that stent prices have been reduced.
With price reduction, I should be able to treat more patients. But, in reality, this is becoming counter-productive.
For the poor patients, stents will become more expensive and for affording patients newer stents will not be available in Indian market. Only the party which will get benefit by this new rule are medical insurance companies.
On the surface, this article appears insane please read this article completely to know ground reality.

In recent times, cardiology is in news for coronary stents price. We are seeing numerous articles in the newspaper and social media. Even we are seeing posters on roads stating 85% reduction in stent prices by our political party leaders. … Read the rest

Will Human Doctors Become Obsolete ?–AI

We are using AI (artificial intelligence) in everyday life although their role is not a very big still its presence has made our life little simpler. Smartphone, google maps etc are driven by AI. In days to come, AI will play a big role in everyday life and it will invade all fields of human society and one such field may be medical field, but medical field is not a straight equation. In this article, I will discuss difficulties of AI with respect to medical field and will it be possible for AI to master medical field?

Unlike most sciences, medical science needs experience of treating patients. Patients diagnosis and response to treatment depends on a uncountable number of variables, some are known and most are unknown. This leads to a lot of uncertainty or probabilities while … Read the rest

Is Change Really Law of Nature

This article is offbeat for my medical related blog, however, these thoughts were triggered after reading an article related medical field. I was reading how artificial intelligence (AI) can change our medical field.  This article does not deal with AI either.  Thoughts triggered were why we see change, why nothing seems to fix or permanent.

In Kannada, there is a proverb “Parivarthane Jagada Niyam ” meaning change is the law of nature.  This seems like a metaphysical quantity. To accept it as a physical quantity it needs evaluation. In this article, I will make an … Read the rest

What is Heart Attack, Cardiac Arrest and Heart Failure

I find many of patients get confused with term heart attack, cardiac arrest and heart failure. These terms are most commonly used by doctors while explaining disease process to patients and their relatives. In this article, we will discuss in brief meaning of these terms.

Heart attack, cardiac arrest and heart failure are few of the common diseases which affects the cardiovascular system. So, it is necessary to understand what these are and what is the difference between each of them.

Above mentioned diseases can … Read the rest

Free Hospital Website Theme, Download It Now.

This article introduces about free hospital website theme. How to download. This theme is based on WordPress. Kindly download and make your own hospital website.

It is quite some time I have not posted an article on this blog. I was busy coding hospital website theme, Now I am launching its latest version from this git hub page kindly download from here Twenty-Sixteen-Hospital.

Friends … Read the rest