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Working Of The Coronavirus Intensive Care Unit

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Working Of The Coronavirus Intensive Care UnitThe first time I heard about the word ‘Intensive Care Unit’ was when I was about 15 years of age. One of my friends informed me that he had to rush to the ICU as his brother was admitted in the ICU of Jubilee Mission Hospital, Thrissur, India. His bother developed coma after continuous vomiting on drinking alcohol. At that time he was being treated for alcoholism with Disulfiram (Antabuse) medication. After a week, the ICU doctors thought his brain was dead, and suspended all life support. From then on I was keen to know more about the patients in the ICU. I worked in cardiac surgery in Cardiac Centre at Cottingham, Yorkshire where 3-4 open heart operations were done daily. There I was a doctor in charge of the ICU, looking after post operative cardiac patients. Sometimes after the extubation(removal of endotracheal tube), patients cannot retain blood oxygen level, and then I need to intubate again and re-introduce an endotracheal tube to …

All About Current Tests For Coronavirus

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All About Current Tests For Coronavirus
Currently the government is facing massive pressure on lack of facility for coronavirus testing. Distressingly, the ‘R’ has climbed from 0.8 one month back to 1.4 today.The health secretary , Matt Hancock on a TV interview today (18th September 2020) put that the testing will be massively ramped up by the end of October 2020. He also commented that some of the people not strictly adhering to the basic preventative methods like social distancing, wearing face masks in enclosed areas and washing hands with soap and water scrupulously resulted in their seeking for Covid-19 test. In the parliament, Jacob Rees Mogg dismissed testing shambles and wanted to stop ‘endless carping’ over the test availability. The research shows that a lot of people repeatedly take tests because they do not strictly adhere to regulations. At the same time the authority in charge of the testing should have foreseen the spurt of infection on school reopening and on relaxatio…

An Appraisal Of My Medical Officer Post In Prisons

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An Appraisal Of My Medical Officer Post In Prisons
A lot of people will be inquisitive of how incarcerated prisoners get medical treatment in a secluded environment. Watching movies on prisoners life will not show much about the working in prison healthcare system. In this blog I shall explain my experience as a prison medical officer managing healthcare issues of prisoners in a prison environment.
That was in early 2000, I got a phone call from a stranger who introduced himself as Dr.Ranasingha, a friend of my colleague Dr.Ali, who used to work with me in the Benefits Agency Medical Services. Both of them were from Srilanka, and after introducing himself, Dr.Ranasinghe told that he was working in Rochester Prison. He enquired whether I was interested in working in the prison to cover for his holidays. At that time I was not having any idea about the role of a doctor in the prison environment. After a while I rang back Dr.Ranasinghe and told him that I was interested in the post, as I t…

Real Estate Selling In India And Repatriation Of Fund

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Real Estate Selling In India And Repatriation Of Fund    In my earlier blog, I have narrated the difficult process of buying a property in India together with some interesting anecdotes. After a year of purchase of the property,I was so pleased as the prices started going up. When I was in India the following year, the same broker contacted me and asked me whether I was interested in selling the property. Those days, my intention was to construct a house, once I return from Nigeria, therefore I told the broker very clearly that I had no intention of selling it. When I received UK citizenship in early 1990s, I changed my mind about constructing a house.Then I thought of constructing a multi storey high rising tower, as an investment. I worked out the financing from bank and selling the flats at the launch of the project to recuperate the borrowed money. I discussed about the construction with a consultancy, who enumerated various regulations in obtaining the licenses and permits. The co…