Posted by Bibhusan Basnet I was just starting to doze off when I got a call from the emergency department (ED). We had some police men in the ED who were seriously ill. They had continuous vomiting, several episodes of diarrhea, and a high grade fever. The police inspector who accompanied them told me further [...]
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Posted by Bibhusan Basnet It was Friday, and as usual, we were having our grand rounds in the inpatient department. The patient from bed number 6 was a 9 year-old female child who had presented to the emergency department (ED) yesterday with fever for 4 weeks (recorded up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit in the ED), [...]
Posted by Bibhusan Basnet Raviman, Bayalpata Hospital’s Pharmacist, reminds me of one of Chad Kroeger’s songs: “and they say that a hero can save us.” He is the ultimate hero at Bayalpata Hospital (BH). Without him, the care and service we provide to the patients would be incomplete to say the least. He is always [...]
Posted by Bibhusan Basnet It is for a reason that we admit patients for inpatient treatment. As doctors, we admit them and order medications and treatment, but the inpatient department (IPD) is mostly run by nursing staff. Normally, doctors are just there for the regular rounds and the emergency calls. Due to the large number [...]
Posted by Bibhusan Basnet It was Saturday morning and, as planned with Agya and Ashma, we set out for the meeting with the Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs) in our catchment Village Development Committee (VDC), Janalikot. We planned to give a dental hygiene orientation program for the FCHVs and I was excited. We printed materials [...]
Posted by Bibhusan Basnet During one of our regular morning rounds, I saw an elderly lady carrying her two year old male child into the Emergency Department (ED). They were waiting to be examined and looked a bit distressed. I attended to the child. The lady told me that he had fallen from the stairs [...]