Transitional Care | A Value-added Post-hospitalization Care

After a medical procedure or hospitalization, the words we look forward to hearing most are, “Here are your discharge papers – you are free to head home now!” What a sense of relief is there in coming through the front door, sinking into a favourite chair, and unwinding. Once the patient is out of surgery; all the loved ones wish to take them back to … Continue reading Transitional Care | A Value-added Post-hospitalization Care

What’s important while eating: the taste or the stone in the bite?

In a restaurant, one well-known chef cooked very tasty pulao using high-quality rice. As soon as the pulao was ready, its aroma spread all over. Everyone’s mouth started watering. They were all eager to taste the pulao. About a hundred people were served the pulao. Just when everyone was about to take the first bite and put it in their mouth, the chef came and … Continue reading What’s important while eating: the taste or the stone in the bite?

First COVID-19 Vaccination | My Experience

The COVID-19 pandemic is a global crisis, with devastating health, social and economic impacts. COVID-19 can cause severe disease and death. Safe and effective vaccines are needed because they protect individuals from becoming ill. It’s not a guarantee but it will definitely boost your immunity for whatever is to come next. A COVID‑19 vaccine is a vaccine intended to provide acquired immunity against COVID‑19. Continue reading First COVID-19 Vaccination | My Experience

Travel After Lockdown | My Experience

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a public health concern, I was wondering how safe it was to travel. Being away from home for 10 months was enough motivation to travel as soon as the travel bubble between India and Iraq was established. RT-PCR test report is a MUST document along with the passport and the airline ticket. Face mask is a compulsory accessory during the journey. Continue reading Travel After Lockdown | My Experience

Social Bubble: Welcome Development or Social Nightmare?

Drastically limiting people’s contact with others seems to be helping the countries stem the spread of the Coronavirus. But as economies slump, curve flattens, and people become fatigued with restrictions, governments around the world are now facing the challenge of how to ease their citizens out of lockdown without risking a second wave of infections, and there is no definitive rule book they can follow. New … Continue reading Social Bubble: Welcome Development or Social Nightmare?

Thank You Coronavirus Helpers | COVID-19

Google often changes it’s logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries or the lives of famous artists and scientists. Today’s Google Doodle celebrates all public health workers and researchers across the globe working in the fight against the novel coronavirus. Google has made a change to their logo to thank public health workers across the world during COVID-19. Google announced that it’s only the first in a … Continue reading Thank You Coronavirus Helpers | COVID-19

History of Social Distancing | COVID-19

Near the end of World War One (WWI), nasty flu started spreading around the world. The virus, which was responsible for the disease became known as Spanish flu, infected over a quarter of the world’s population. With an estimated death toll of between 50 million and 100 million, it was one of the deadliest pandemics in human history. As per an article on BBC, in … Continue reading History of Social Distancing | COVID-19

The Hellish Side of Handwashing

Washing your hands is important. Please do it. In the morning, one of my school friends, Aranjit commented casually on our WhatsApp group that coronavirus may leave many of us a prisoner of OCD — obsessive-compulsive disorder. The rapid spread of the new coronavirus has health officials scrambling to educate the public on good hygiene and best practices. All of this is taking its toll … Continue reading The Hellish Side of Handwashing

Coronavirus is as economically contagious as it’s medically | COVID-19

Earlier this month, G7 finance ministers and central bank governors vowed to use “all appropriate policy tools” to contain the economic threat posed by the coronavirus. The question left unanswered is what is appropriate and what will work. The immediate response took the form of central bank rate cuts, with the US Federal Reserve fast off the mark. Though central banks can move quickly, however, it is … Continue reading Coronavirus is as economically contagious as it’s medically | COVID-19