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Monday, January 01, 2018

Oct to December 2017

The good rains continued through September and October. its such a lovely sight to see the fields green and lush.
Rishi Valley celebrated its 86th year with an alumni meet in November. It was a great time to reconnect with old friends and also get to know the younger generations of RVites.

The RHC kept us busy as usual.
 5275 patients over the 3 month period
460 children (M:F 225:235) and 1082 elderly (M:F 535:547)

A young baby who was operated for Cranial Synostosis in 2016 at St Johns Medical College, passed away due to complications and a general failure to thrive. The parents were heart broken, even though the child had severe brain damage and never completed his milestones.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

July to September 2017

Wow Bountiful rains through September, the tanks have started filling up and the valley is green and lush. What hope in the air for all the farmers, daily wage workers, shepherds all those who make up our clientele
Busy as usual
 A Total of 7053 patients over the 3 month period
Children 248 M and 259 F
Elderly: 823 M and 850 F
Adults: 2012 M and 2861 F

Dr Kartik had been invited to give a guest lecture at his Alma Mater Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Bengaluru. It was a fun event giving back to the Institution.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

April - June 2017

The hot months of summer brings a certain lassitude! We had quite a few patients with heat exhaustion, mainly the older people. A few young ones also. The waiting area though shaded is in the open, so heat load is high. Fans, earthen water pots (matkas) alleviate the heat to some extent.

As usual a large number of patients
4192 patients, 244 children and 750 elderly contributed to the load.

Everyone is waiting for the rains, fields lying fallow, the heat baking
The RHC closes for a summer break in May so all patients are covered till we get back.

Just a look at the NCD data over 01 years: Mind boggling
Hypertension: 6857
Diabetes: 9029
Hypothyroids: 469