July 22, 2020: Posted by Ankit Raj
The current COVID-19 pandemic has exposed lots of fault lines in our healthcare ecosystem and magnified certain looming threats. One of them is antimicrobial resistance. Antimicrobial resistance despite of its pandemic-like nature never quite got the media coverage that it deserved. Mostly because the repercussions and threats of...
July 18, 2020: Posted by Ankit Raj
Globally 5 billion people lack access to safe, timely, and affordable surgical care. A significant proportion of these 5 billion belongs to lower and middle-income countries and limited-resource settings. But do we know how many surgeons, nurses, trainees, medical students, and supportive healthcare staff lack access to affordable...
May 17, 2020: Posted by Ankit Raj
The CovidSurg collaborative study estimates that over 28 million operations could be cancelled or postponed during the peak 12 weeks of COVID-19 related disruptions (2,367,050 operations per week). Breaking this down, this includes 81.7% of benign surgery, 37.7% of cancer surgery, and 25.4% of elective caesarean sections globally.
May 11, 2020: Posted by Ankit Raj
COVID-19 has taught us many things including that information is surplus, rapidly evolving and grows exponentially. The huge amount of data associated with ongoing COVID19 studies is definitely a boon for the society which is still developing its understanding of the diseases but also a bane if not...
March 29, 2020: Posted by Ankit Raj
COVID19 pandemic or “The Pandemic” has moved at an unprecedented rate, exposing our healthcare systems at the weakest links, not even sparing highly efficient HIC based healthcare systems like NHS. The worst of impact has been felt by anesthesia teams, including many who specialize in intensive care. They...
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