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’

A Balanced Diet Amidst Imbalances

A Balanced Diet Amidst Imbalances Most people have only two meals a day. They mainly eat rotis, sometimes only rotis. It’s interesting how just ‘Rota/Roti’ is referred as a meal here. Whenever I carry khichdi or Poha for lunch, I’ve been asked several times by different people, “Arey khana nahi khaoge?”. While a meal is seen to be incomplete … Continue reading A Balanced Diet Amidst Imbalances

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

Socialising At Clinics: How ‘Beemari’ And ‘Dawai’ Became My Go-To Conversation Starters

Socialising At Clinics: How ‘Beemari’ And ‘Dawai’ Became My Go-To Conversation Starters “Aap beemar ho? Kya hua?” “Aapka ilaaj kabse chaalu hua? Dawai lene ke baad thoda aaram mila?” “Aap kahaan se aaye? Kitna door hai clinic se? Paidal aaye kya?” “Aap theek se khana kha rahe ho? Din mein kitni baar khaate ho?” The … Continue reading Socialising At Clinics: How ‘Beemari’ And ‘Dawai’ Became My Go-To Conversation Starters

Covid-19 impact: In south Rajasthan clinics, doctors see spike in TB and child malnutrition

Covid-19 impact: In south Rajasthan clinics, doctors see spike in TB and child malnutrition Migrant workers’ families and communities continue to be fragile. Counselling, healthcare and supplementary nutrition is essential. Click on the link below to read full article. https://scroll.in/article/976115/covid-19-impact-in-south-rajasthan-clinics-doctors-see-spike-in-tb-and-child-malnutrition?fbclid=IwAR0bhZ_s-oBR5DVP_cQ4tibQRZ_B0waw9ftj-0SrfBKiLfKIDy6cRb9AY1E –Sanjana Brahmawar Mohan and Pavitra Mohan are pediatricians and co-founders of Basic Health Care Services, that … Continue reading Covid-19 impact: In south Rajasthan clinics, doctors see spike in TB and child malnutrition

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

COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Sanjana Mohan

Our colleague, Dr. Sanjana Brahmawar Mohan ,alumnus of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine shares how AMRIT Clinics has been assisting the communities it serves amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Click on the link below to read full article. https://blogs.lshtm.ac.uk/alumni/2020/09/22/covid-19-alumni-stories-sanjana-mohan/?fbclid=IwAR305rtbwcKQ1zZcQrTGl9PipND3zsVVWhcIzmLI4uH0fr_9wFYe-VjTPeI

Forcing migrants to stay back in cities during lockdown worsened spread of coronavirus, study shows

Forcing migrants to stay back in cities during lockdown worsened spread of coronavirus, study shows A doctor looks at the pattern of Covid-19 cases in Rajasthan. Our colleagues had analysed this data from Rajasthan to examine the assumption that if migrants were allowed back to their villages before the lockdown, rural spread of the epidemic … Continue reading Forcing migrants to stay back in cities during lockdown worsened spread of coronavirus, study shows

Mitigating malnutrition

Mitigating malnutrition In response to the food crisis created by the lockdown, here’s what anganwadis can do to ensure that children stay nourished in times of COVID-19 and beyond. Click on the link below to read full article. https://idronline.org/mitigating-malnutrition/?fbclid=IwAR2hjT3tjhGpkx-y6Eo_riDHcDZILDK81OP7uJpj7L7UZwGLd_z9_Zu6gyA -by Dr.Pavitra Mohan , Dr.Sanjana Brahmawar Mohan

Providing primary care in COVID-19 lockdown to rural, underserved areas of Rajasthan, India

Providing primary care in COVID-19 lockdown to rural, underserved areas of Rajasthan, India AMRIT Clinics are featured in British Medical Journal Global Health blogs. We are proud of our team who continued to provide healthcare with dignity, fearlessly during these difficult times. Click on the link below to readd the full article. https://blogs.bmj.com/bmjgh/2020/06/05/39633/?fbclid=IwAR3MNGVKJOCmxDZz2HKQ725O8y5PAjjUZlBJ3V03i10VMn1KEInrWWqSsnE – Pavitra … Continue reading Providing primary care in COVID-19 lockdown to rural, underserved areas of Rajasthan, India