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Guest blog: My Conversation with Dr Ravindran, Chairman of Aravind Eye Care

Guest blog: My Conversation with Dr Ravindran, Chairman of Aravind Eye Care

I had the privilege of meeting Dr Ravindran, Ophthalmologist and Chairman of Aravind Eye Hospitals, India, at the International Forum for Quality and Safety in Healthcare London 2013. I had a general informal conversation but it was of course an eye opener – you bet he has experience in that! I share some of the...
Guest blog: Servant Leaders in Healthcare - Stand up and make it count

Guest blog: Servant Leaders in Healthcare – Stand up and make it count

Airline operational performance results for major carries in USA have come out and it shows that in general flying experience parameters are all getting better. The WSJ has a nice tabular column which explains it really well. Southwest Airlines had the largest number of system wide emplanements (I take this to mean the highest number...
Guest blog: An example of Swadeshi Healthcare

Guest blog: An example of Swadeshi Healthcare

Gadchiroli, Bangs and the wonder of low Infant Mortality Rates Gadchiroli Gadchiroli is a district in western Maharashtra. It is one of the most backward districts in India with a high level of tribal and deprived population. The terrain is tough with forests and floods; whatever little infrastructure suffers poor upkeep. In addition the area...
Guest blog: Virtues of doing nothing

Guest blog: Virtues of doing nothing

In article titled ‘Buffet succeeds at nothing’ http://www.fool.com/portfolios/rulemaker/2002/rulemaker021030.htm , Buffet fan and investor Mohnish Pabrai writes about the need to avoid reacting to every little flicker of the ticker, enjoy long periods of relative quiet and inactivity. Sitting on their butts as they put it. Apparently it is beneficial, well of course it is, it made...
Guest Column: MARK THE SITE

Guest Column: MARK THE SITE

A Surgeon’s interaction in the Operating Theatre This is a real conversation that happened in a real surgical operating theatre in India a few weeks ago. It probably happens every day. Surgeon, standing to the right of a patient under general anaesthesia for hernia repair asks: ‘which side is the hernia?’ Assisting surgeon: ‘I don’t...