Make the Right Choice: Immunize Your Child #YourCareQuotient

It scares me that even in 2019 we still need to talk about how essential it is to vaccinate children. The benefits of decades of vaccination are visible all around us and yet doubts are being raised on the efficacy of these va…

Indian Grandmother selflessly knits over 250 caps for newborn children in US hospital while on vacation #HeroesOfKindness

Unlike the nearly 200 Heroes of Kindness stories that I have collected over the years from across the world, this one is a little different for me - you see, there is no news article about this woman. I came across her deeds th…

Why taking the Influenza Vaccine Matters! #IPromiseToStopFlu.

One of the most common misconceptions that patients coming to me have is that the flu is the same as having the common cold. I get how they may have thought so but it is important that they - and you too - understand the differe…

What was the last gift you bought for yourself? #WordlessWednesday

I usually refrain from really buying stuff for myself. Call it poverty, self-esteem issues or just plain laziness... either way, I am working on fixing all three of those flaws. One shop in any mall where you can find m…

My first Encounter with Meningococcal Meningitis #TogetherAgainstMeningitis

On Monday morning, a child was admitted to our hospital with a high-grade fever that the mother claimed had started the previous night. Over the last 17 hours, the poor child was not taking any feeds and seemed to hate being tou…

Caption this #WordlessWednesday

Some signposts really make you do a double take. I came across one earlier this week that really made me smile. I mean, geez! How slow are these kids that we have to put up this post :) Anyway, write down your funniest ca…

Why we need more Automated External Defibrillators across India #SaveHeart

In which area is the coffee machine at your workplace? Where is the cafeteria? The bathrooms? Could you answer all the three above questions? Good. Now answer this one last question for me: where is the Automated External Defi…

School Teacher Carries Differently Abled Child On His Back To Ensure She Does Not Miss Out On Class Trip #WATWB

Ryan Neighbor suffers from spina bifida, a condition of the spinal cord that has left her unable to walk since birth and hence dependent on a wheelchair. The 10 year old attends school at Tully Elementary and is in fourth g…