Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Diwali with a purpose

This year, the diwali celebrations by the Care India Medical Society were held at our own Dhanvantari auditorium. We had a chance to interact with the Congress MP Ms.Priya Dutt. She also announced that the Nargis Dutt Cancer Foundation will support Vishranti Hospital from now on. (click here for the newspaper article). 

It is always an extreme (if not happy) experience to listen to the families of the patients who have either survived or succumbed to cancer. It helps a lot. It's not something a patient will say to you when you are taking his history at the bed-side. It takes lot of courage to cry in front of a hall full of people. It's like laying bare the innermost core of your emotions. No amount of palpation or auscultation can help you elicit it in clinical practice. We are thankful to Care India and Vishranti to make us a part of this experience. We hope that all of our Diwalis have a purpose from now on..

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