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A Brief encounter with Princess Diana

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It was on a Wednesday morning on the 30th September 1992, then HRH Princess of Wales visited Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro. I was then working in Accident and Emergency. On my way to the canteen through the basement, I noticed strange, people in  uniform checking bins, clinical waste and sewers.Since it was unusual, I asked one of them what was going on and I was told that Princess Diana was visiting the hospital and they are just doing the security checking. I have never been a fan of monarchy and naturally I forgot all about the conversation. I started to work, but I could nod avoid noticing well dressed female staff. In Royal Cornwall Hospital, the well designed A&E area has four  cubicles on either side with a wide middle area. In between the first and second cubicle on the left, there is a passage into the resuscitation room. Usually patients are seen again, in the cubicles after the necessary investigations. I noticed that my male patient with injury to the left foot was …

A forward about my upcoming blogs.

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Watch the space!This blog is about my experience as a doctor working in various countries in different clinical set up. This experience spans through 45 years, in which I acquired a lot of favourable contacts and unfavourable encounters. I shall dig deep into them and make it interesting to the readers. Unlike others in the profession, I worked as a community medical officer in a remote areas, prison medical officer, benefit service medical officer, in cardiac surgery in prestigious institutions and as a private doctor. I was managing my own businesses, and real estate in three  continents. I hope the information I impart will be valuable to the like minded readers

Living with the pandemic

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It has been over six months since the whole world has been under the threat of corona virus. The covid-19 started in China and gradually it spread to most of the countries. So far 17 million people have contracted the disease and 670000 people died due to the disease. Mortality is more in elderly, ethnic minorities, male sex and immune compromised people. The pandemic has severely affected everyday life,earning capacity of people and economy of all countries affected. Although there is progress in developing a vaccine, it is not yet in the market. The virus is capable of replicating in adverse conditions, and expected to mutate and can come back in a second wave. Evaluating all aspects of the nature of the virus and pandemic, it is going to be with the mankind for an unforeseeable period. Tried and tested measures like quarantine, social distancing, washing hands, and now mandatory face masking are to be accepted as part of everyday life. People have to mould their life according to u…