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THE HELPLESSNESS OF THE HELPERS

THE HELPLESSNESS OF THE HELPERS

The recent suicide by Dr. Anoop Krishna, a 35 years old orthopedic surgeon from Kerala brings to fore some very pertinent issues. It takes decades of hard work to achieve a medical degree and many more decades to earn a reputation and goodwill in the […]

A SURGEON’S PRAYER

A SURGEON’S PRAYER

©️ Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker Dear people, every time I hold a knife in my hand to begin a surgery, I close my eyes and pray…. I pray that I am kind to you, who, lays in front of me, and I am as gentle […]

DO WE REALLY DETACH OURSELVES?

DO WE REALLY DETACH OURSELVES?

As doctors we confront disease and death on a daily basis. People think that we get used to death and loss over time. Unfortunately that is not true. Although we are advised from the beginning to cultivate detachment, it is not as easy as it […]

Help us to help you

Help us to help you

At the last count, 573 doctors in India have lost their lives during #Covid19 pandemic. Doctors groups on social media carry new #obituaries everyday. And yet, the medical community continues to fight the battle not only against Covid 19 but also against the hundreds of […]

Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society of India (OSSI) Recommendations for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society of India (OSSI) Recommendations for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Very proud to be a part of this committee of experienced bariatric surgeons in India to help in formulating these important guidelines for resumption of #bariatricsurgery during the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic. #Obesity has emerged as one of the most serious risk factors affecting the […]

TWO INCIDENTS- ONE PERSPECTIVE

TWO INCIDENTS- ONE PERSPECTIVE

Just as the lockdown opened up, my husband and I resumed our daily morning walks. On one Sunday morning, we were just about a hundred meters from our complex and two bikers came in and snatched the chain from my neck. Before we could react […]

CHANGE IS THE ONLY CONSTANT

CHANGE IS THE ONLY CONSTANT

©️Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker I grew up in a small town and one of my favourite childhood memories is about heading out to this small nearby village on my bike. I had a favourite spot there. A beautiful tree by a lake. I would usually […]

A Dose of Realistic Optimism for Surgeons

A Dose of Realistic Optimism for Surgeons

“Action, heroism, certainty and optimism”, are some of the key tenets of surgical culture all across the world. However, in today’s times surgeons have been compelled to cope up with, “inaction, fearfulness, uncertainty and some degree of pessimism”. To say that COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted […]

THE NOWHERE PEOPLE

THE NOWHERE PEOPLE

They were everywhere and yet they were nowhere,They were invisible and yet their presence was felt most profoundly,They created the skyscrapers and yet had no roof on their heads,They took care of our kids while theirs cried of hunger,They walked for thousands of miles, while […]

कहते हैं कि लाइफ में कुछ चीजें सदाबहार होती हैं

कहते हैं कि लाइफ में कुछ चीजें सदाबहार होती हैं

” कहते हैं कि लाइफ में कुछ चीजें सदाबहार होती हैं “, ©️ Aparna Govil Bhasker बचपन वाली शैतानियों कि मस्ती कि चमक आखों में जब दिखे तो सदाबहार होती है, दोस्तों के बेकार सा जोक सुनाने पर भी जब एक मीठी सी हंसी आ […]