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Genie's wish list
By Mini P. Thomas
They are termed miracle workers, but they expect wonders, too. Doctors tell us what needs to be done to fix the Indian health care system
MethodologyTHE WEEK-Nielsen Best Hospitals Survey 2014 was conducted among specialists and general practitioners in 15 cities from September to October.Interviews were conducted among 1,347 doctors. Only experts with at least five years of practice were consulted.Citywise sample size¯Ahmedabad (94), Bengaluru (90), Bhopal (92), Chandigarh (95), Chennai (90), Coimbatore (86), Delhi NCR (100),...
Third eye
From 3D imaging and 3D surgical instruments to 3D prosthesis, doctors are increasingly using state-of-the-art technology to achieve better results
Who killed Mary Jane?
Q.U.A.L.I.T.Y. C.A.R.E.Even at the age of 71, Mary Jane, a retired accountant, led a very active life. She was the president of the local senior citizens’ club and volunteered at a nearby hospital three days a week. After losing her husband to cancer two years ago, she decided to live alone and not move in with her children. Last November, she slipped and fell on her snow-soaked driveway....
Active mode
C.A.R.D.I.O.L.O.G.YChandrabhaga Shanghvi of Mumbai underwent a valve correction surgery last year at age 90. However, in April this year, she was brought to Max Balaji Hospital at Patparganj in Delhi after she complained of uneasiness. The doctors found that she had irregular heartbeat, a condition known as arrhythmia. “She told me that she wanted to be as active as she was before she...
Lord of the rings
Total control
Pump over needle
Brain waves
Birthday bumps
Best of both worlds
Attention please
Change of tack
Expert surplus
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