Reflections on a Book: ‘A Doctor’s Experiment in Bihar’

Reflections on a Book: ‘A Doctor’s Experiment in Bihar’ A small introduction It is a book about a doctor who had a purpose – to transform maternal and child healthcare in the unserved population of India. After completing her MS in Obstetrics and Gynaecology she decided to work in a district hospital in Bihar and … Continue reading Reflections on a Book: ‘A Doctor’s Experiment in Bihar’

Of the glamour of primary health care, and clinical courage

Of the glamour of primary health care, and clinical courage Reflections from a physician on what primary healthcare means to her Till 5 years ago, my work as a pediatrician and public health physician was quite far away from primary health care. Be it working in a tertiary care hospital, or a training institution, or … Continue reading Of the glamour of primary health care, and clinical courage

Oxytocin paper and the important life lessons it taught me

September 2020 was a special month for me. A publication in the journal Epidemiology (https://journals.lww.com/epidem/Fulltext/2020/09000/Antenatal_Uterotonics_as_a_Risk_Factor_for.9.aspx) brought to a finale an effort that began 7 years ago. This was a journey that saw a lot of hard work and submissions in multiple journals, but yet not being able to make it, until now. The ‘oxytocin paper’ … Continue reading Oxytocin paper and the important life lessons it taught me