2020 was not easy, by any means. ‘Crisis’ was written all over it and those at the forefront were carrying most of the burden. Doctors, nurses, medical technicians, and other workers have been deemed “frontline heroes” for quickly adapting, working tirelessly and risking their own lives as the novel coronavirus spread in waves and continues to overwhelm the system and workforce. Undoubtedly, frontline healthcare workers have borne the brunt of the pandemic in multiple ways.

Either way, when the alarm wakes me up I can feel the torment on my entire body. Irregular sleeping hours and sleep deprivation are now a constant companion. However, I’ll kick start the exhausted body and will be back to work without a second thought. All thanks to my circadian rhythm that has been doing a restless job for the past one month!

“If you do one good deed your reward usually is to be set to do another and harder and better one.”- C.S. Lewis While the entire nation is under the dark cloud of the coronavirus pandemic, healthcare professionals at all levels work with a redoubled commitment to stem the spread of the virus.  Leaving family […]

On the way to the popular hill station of Mussorie, there stands a small hospital on the four-acre bizarre and incomplete children’s science park campus. The small building standing amidst the green is dedicated to providing medical help to the people of the hills, which also include those suffering from burns or injuries inflicted by […]

In a path-breaking step, Kerala has become the first state in India to have well defined clinical protocols for brain death certification in the country.  An order issued earlier this month has de-linked the process of brain death declaration from the organ donation process. It has now issued an order, setting forth parameters for brain […]

The Indian Medical Association, Kerala chapter has urged doctors to spend at least 10 minutes on social media every day, to pass on authentic medical information to common people. The move aims at increasing awareness about fake medical news among people. Dr RC Sreekumar, Chairman, Digital, IMA, Kerala said that IMA conducted a “health parliament” […]

Adding a new feather to the crown of the technological advancements in the medical field, Aster CMI Hospital claimed that it has successfully performed a live liver transplant on a patient from Nigeria, by not using blood or blood products, to protect the patient’s religious beliefs. Very few such surgeries have been successfully conducted worldwide. […]

Days after the prime minister made a statement that the top pharmaceutical companies bribe doctors with women, gadgets or foreign trips, the Indian Medical Association(IMA) has taken a strong exception to the statement. The IMA, in its statement, asked the PM to deny or prove the alleged statement. They also demanded that the PM should […]

Rajasthan chapter of the Indian Medical Association(IMA) has directed the doctors in Bhilwara region to follow certain guidelines in interactions with medical representatives to ensure the privacy of conversations. Days before, the prime minister has reportedly met the representatives of top pharmaceutical companies and warned them to not bribe the doctors. Now, following this, IMA […]

Expensive medical infrastructure is one of the main reasons for high-cost treatment. As a result, a large section of Indians cannot access this level of medical treatment as it is well beyond their means.  To make the healthcare affordable to the people, a Bengaluru based ENT Surgeon Dr Kumaresh Krishnamoorthy has decided to undertake a […]