Category Archives: Healthcare

Breast Cancer – Time for an Attitude Shift

It was the summer of 1999. A bunch of us final year medical students were seeing patients in the crowded outpatient department at the Mayo Hospital in Lahore. Our professor… Read more »

World Cancer Day

Cancer is an ominous word. A scary word. Unfortunately, it is also a very common word. Virtually everyone knows someone who has cancer. Virtually everyone has lost someone to it…. Read more »

Frozen Section – Diagnosis in a hurry!

‘It is negative. All margins are clear.’ These were the very words the surgeon wanted to hear. ‘Thank you,’ he said. ‘Please let me know when the final report is ready.’… Read more »

Of Course You Had a Heart Attack!

I have an uncle who I love dearly. He is a wonderful person who treats everyone with respect and humility. He likes to make people laugh at his jokes. Everyone… Read more »

CM Punjab - Working extra hard to prevent an outbreak

Dengue Fever – Give Govt Credit

There is a low level outbreak of Dengue Fever in Lahore and its outskirts. Over the last few weeks almost a hundred patients have tested positive for the Dengue virus…. Read more »

Patient Privacy

Did you need to know the name?

If you were watching the news yesterday, you probably saw that a patient in Lahore was diagnosed with Dengue Fever. I wish that is all you knew. Unfortunately the media… Read more »

Your child needs Surgery – Come back in 2016!

Here’s something interesting that happened yesterday. I was going about my routine Tuesday afternoon work when I was interrupted by a lady who walked into my office. She had a… Read more »

Hemophilia Care in Pakistan

Have you ever met patient of Hemophilia? Have you ever met a young boy in the arms of his father, holding his swollen knee in pain, as he waits for… Read more »

AIDS in Pakistan – Let’s Face the Reality

AIDS is taboo in Pakistan. Every time the topic comes up, the general attitude is one of denial. People say that AIDS does not exist in Pakistan. How could it!… Read more »

The End of Dengue – For Now

The Dengue fever outbreak of 2011 has been worse than anyone expected. It arrived sooner than anticipated, and is far more widespread than anyone could have prepared for. Starting in… Read more »