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.

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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

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.

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Medical Profession Is My Arranged Marriage But Love….

Choosing a profession for life happens at very young age (i.e around 18 years). but has to be done with careful intent. Every profession has its pros and cons. When it comes picking medical profession one has to know it requires a great deal of hard work and dedication. In this article, I am addressing about passion and fantasies, how they may affect your profession focusing on the medical profession.

It is commonly said for successful and happy married life, love is necessary. One starts loving their spouse after marriage in case of arranged marriage but in the case of love marriage, it starts before marriage. Most importantly consistency, commitment … Read the rest

Why I am Still happy to be Doctor

The medical profession was considered noble, but in recent times things have changed. More and more doctors express, that they are not satisfied with the type of medical practice they do.
This article is meant for increasing the morale of medical professionals.

Unlike in the last century, in the twenty-first century, we are being exposed to a burst of  information. In the last century portal of information  were very much limited and they were regulated, but now it is not the case. … Read the rest

5 reasons doctors should write a blog

Online presence for doctors through blogging or having an own website is a need for promotion of profession. This article will explain the five reasons “why doctors or hospitals should have a personal blog or website?”.

1. Social media  versus Blog and website

Online presence for a doctor  is a need these days, not  just a passion. From the perspective of improving the profession, none can neglect this. Most of the doctors have registered in listing … Read the rest

I Wish This Never Happens To Any Doctor

Violence inside hospital has become common nowadays in India. It is said that approximately 75% of doctors in India have faced violence in the hospital. Sometimes Doctors are targeted due to patient family’s financial conflicts. In this article, you will learn how the family issue creates problems inside the hospital.

It was Sunday, my elder daughter had booked tickets for a late night 10 PM movie. Around 8 PM, we planned to have dinner and later leave for the movie. Suddenly my mobile beeped with WhatsApp message. I opened the … Read the rest

5 Points Against SPRINT Trail Do Not Reduce BP aggressively

Results of SPRINT suggest increased cardiovascular benefit by reducing Systolic BP in elderly to less than 120 mm Hg. but, these are against current hypertension guidelines. In this article we will learn why we should not reduce systolic BP to less 120 mmHg and stick to less than 150 mmHg in elderly.

Recent guidelines  on hypertension have relaxed blood pressure targets in elderly subjects i.e. 150mmhg systolic, but the SPRINT trial (published in NEJM Nov 2015) on contrary has come up  with results showing, a reduction in cardiovascular events with … Read the rest