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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April 2014

Another man made year ending! This time though it feels good with a much needed vacation starting. April was still quite busy though we had started covering our long term patients till June.
The two important festivals in our valley the Gangamma Jatra and Thettu Thirunal have come and gone. Traditionally it is supposed to rain during these periods. However not a drop of rain.Maybe the gods themselves are angry at us human beings for the devastation we have caused? If El Nino acts up and the Indian Ocean Dipole shifts its going to be a bad monsoon. Where do we go for water is the big question?

Total Patients: 1992

Below 15 years - Male: 109; Female: 114
Above 65 years - Male: 125; Female: 120
Adult: Male: 713; Female: 781

Income (₹) Distribution

Below 12000: 1196
 12001 - 24000: 609
 24001 - 36000: 78
36001 - 48000: 47
Above 48001: 32

Dr Bhavya, ISC 2006, worked with us at the RHC for one month. It was a mutually enriching experience for all of us. Photos at the bottom of the blog
These two pretty girls were born after a successful tubal recanalisation.
Dr Bhavya, Dr Kamakshi, Dr Kartik, Dr Ramesh

Thursday, April 24, 2014

March 2014

These man made year endings are quite crazy. Technically this month sees the closing of accounts and a fresh start on 01 April. Does this make any difference to the ebb and flow of life around us?

Total Patients: 2039

Below 15 years - Male: 104; Female: 111
Above 65 years - Male: 78; Female: 86
Adult: Male: 751; Female: 909

Income (₹) Distribution

Below 12000: 1185
 12001 - 24000: 733
 24001 - 36000: 74
36001 - 48000: 30
Above 48001: 18

Vasantha - quietly proud with her 2nd baby. The elder daughter had a sever Congenital Heart Disease. Was operated under Arogyashri but did not survive due to post op complications. The 2nd pregnancy went to term, anomaly scans during pregnancy revealed no congenital anomalies, had a FTND and post natal checks also revealed no abnormality. The mothers smile says its all

A baby with a megacolon - recovered with conservative management

February 2014




It has started warming up, the sun is somewhat fierce, nights still pleasant. Drying up pretty fast

Total Patients: 1790

Below 15 years - Male: 93; Female: 90
Above 65 years - Male: 79; Female: 86
Adult: Male: 704; Female: 738

Income (₹) Distribution

Below 12000: 1088
12001 - 24000: 609
24001 - 36000: 48
36001 - 48000: 29
Above 48001: 16

A typical elderly woman seeking health care - Malnutrition predominates
Years of Bidis and Exposure to the sun - A Basal Cell Carcinoma