The root of the Corona Problem

My suggestion [echoed by many field workers on the ground] is to make use of this time to convert all those residential areas having common toilets [mainly slums and chawls] into housing units with attached toilet facilities in a legally demarcated land use as per the Development Plan.

Block chain and Medicine

As a Medical Doctor I ask myself what are some potential uses of blockchains in healthcare? Okay, so for those who must be wondering, What is a blockchain? In general a blockchain is defined as a distributed system which records and stores transaction records. Blockchain more specifically is defined as “…a shared, immutable record of peer-to-peerContinue reading “Block chain and Medicine”

Top two myths of Indian Healthcare

I often hear that in India poor people are being pushed deeper into poverty when they have to pay out of their own pockets for healthcare, especially when they avail of private healthcare. We also often hear about the “high cost of healthcare” in the private sector in India which services 70% of India’s healthcareContinue reading “Top two myths of Indian Healthcare”

Quacks and Burkas

Imagine a Doctor advising a patient who has vomiting, to cover up all food and water in his home because the very act of looking at food makes him vomit, and vomiting is not good for health. What would you call such a Doctor? A quack, obviously! And you would ofcourse try to understand whyContinue reading “Quacks and Burkas”