Category: Writer’s Column

August 6, 2021 0

What is epilepsy surgery?

By FM

The first epilepsy surgery in India was performed at Christian Medical College, Vellore in 1952 by Prof Jacob Chandy. Sixty-nine years later, it is quite disappointing that only 2 in 1000 eligible epilepsy surgery candidates get operated on every year in India today, creating a huge surgical treatment gap.

June 9, 2021 0

Need for respiratory distress rehabilitation

By FM

For a significant proportion of people, COVID-19 leads to medium- to long-term effects that can have a significant impact on the quality of life. Some symptoms may linger or recur for days, weeks or months following initial recovery, while some patients develop medical complications that may have lasting lifetime health effects.

January 14, 2019 0

Confidence and contentment are ultimate saviours

By FM

Be always prepared for discouragements and disappointments that can pull you down in this profession. One should be aware that there are traps all around you, especially at a time when the organisational, social and political systems often turn hostile to committed services and endeavours.

December 13, 2018 0

Dichotomy of price control

By FM

India has followed a policy of price control of pharmaceutical products for long, and in recent times it has extended the ambit to include certain devices as well.

December 13, 2018 0

Medical devices as healthcare tools

By FM

Today, medicine has become highly specialised and technology-driven, leading to the widespread use of medical devices as diagnostic and therapeutic healthcare tools. This has led to the rapid growth of the medical device industry.

October 15, 2018 0

Revisiting primary care

By CH Unnikrishnan

The Alma Ata declaration of 1978, one of the most significant milestones in the field of public health, identified effective primary care as the very bedrock of a health system that aims for universal healthcare.

October 15, 2018 0

Harnessing AI for healthcare

By CH Unnikrishnan

I believe this artificial intelligence is going to be our partner. If we misuse it, it will be a risk. If we use it right, it can be our partner.” – Masayoshi Son, Japanese business magnate.