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“Prolonging pain on ventilators can be replaced by physical and mental comfort”

Dr Rajagopal is of the view when support is given to COVID-19-affected people to make realistic, not idealistic choices, the disproportionate demand on irrational aggressive life support measures will drop and the health systems will be able to give optimal care to those who will benefit. Edited excerpts from his conversation with FM

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“Current infection vs testing ratio in India is inadequate to flatten the curve early”

Prof Mahendra K Verma from IIT-Kanpur, who led the study, warns that India, which exhibited linear growth and has now reached exponential growth, is yet to show a
similar succession or signs of flattening the curve.

“Nearly 0.5% of Indian genotypes have a high genetic susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 infection”

Anu Acharya has been at the forefront of genomics for many years. She is a
co-founder and CEO of Mapmygenome, a company that pioneers personalised, preventive healthcare via personal genomics tools.

Prapti Shah

“Every clinician, apart from paediatricians, should know geriatrics”

Geriatricians care for the full spectrum of diseases seen in general/internal medicine; imparting special focus on elderly individuals.

Divya Choyikutty

“Always be prepared for health emergencies, and keep your medical fraternity trained and updated”

On the flip side, there is a high chance that there may have been many missed diagnoses in other parts of the country, given the
absence of a robust surveillance system.

CH Unnikrishnan

“The doctor’s dilemma of the modern era is around cancer”

According to Dr Madhavan V Pillai MD, a physician specialised in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology and certified by American Board of Internal Medicine, the biggest challenge that the scientific world is facing at present is this variation.

CH Unnikrishnan

“Vaccination is the solution for India to contain cervical cancer”

If the country wants to hit its target of eliminating the disease, extensive screening and vaccination are the only way forward, says Dr Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan

Divya Choyikutty