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  NARA’S NOTEPAD

VOLUME 13
July, 2017
NUMBER 7
 
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MEMO FROM NARA



According to me hospitals are temples for most of us and doctors are our Gods and Goddesses. We depend on them for getting relief from all kind of simple to dreadful diseases. The only way we get rid of our diseases is the hospitals run by the Government or private persons. The service of the doctors in government hospitals is free whereas we have to pay for consultancy, check-ups, tests, medicines, operation etc. in private hospitals. Only rich people can think of such hospitals where all facilities are available.

Big cities have multi speciality hospitals as well as speciality hospitals. Renowned doctors are being appointed in them. Invariably such hospitals are owned by a doctor or his/her family. On the other hand, Government hospitals are poorly maintained and they serve the needs of poor people who cannot pay for treatments. Although each Government spends huge sums of money for upgrading such hospitals with modern equipments and clinical laboratories, the upkeep and maintenance is not up to the mark. So the upper class people do not prefer to visit them. Therefore the VIPs and the rich, even many middle class people prefer private hospitals for better (?) treatments.

Why the Government hospitals are so poorly maintained in spite of the allotment of sufficient funds by the Governments? Is it because of the lethargic management or the corrupt officials and doctors who do not have an aptitude to develop these hospitals? There may be many more reasons. Still the improvement is very slow although we do find very little change over time.

Private hospitals charge heavily from patients who are expected to pay in advance for every type of treatments. Tests of all kinds, treatments of all sorts extending from medication to surgery, accommodation (air-conditioned with all facilities) food etc. cost a lot for every patient. With all these the percentage of success in treatment depends on the fate of the patient -  some people think. Diseases are the enemies of human beings. In addition to diseases, many other incidents make man non-functional. So we have to have hospitals to treat us whenever needed. As we all are human beings – rich or poor – need the help of doctors who run the hospitals.

Insurance helps to some extent the hospital expenses. But there are millions of people who do not have life-insurance. They suffer a lot because of want of money. All these things are visible once we visit a public or private multi speciality hospital. If we are in good health, there is no need to be hospitalized, but is it possible to be healthy all the time? Accidents occur every time. We may be the victims of such accidents. Soldiers fighting in borders get bullet injuries, and occasional bomb blasts, road accidents, earthquakes, cyclones, floods cause physical injuries that need treatments in hospitals. So multi speciality hospitals are necessary in each and every part of our country to take care of us.

As the days go by we may have to have more multi speciality hospitals because of new kinds of more dangerous diseases. Our future generations also have to depend on hospitals more than us.

SOMETHING YOU MAY NOT KNOW


1. Coca-Cola was originally green.
2. The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
3. The name of all the continents ends with the same letter that they start with.
4. The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
5. There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.
6. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
7. Women blink nearly twice as much as men!
8. You can't kill yourself by holding your breath..
9. It is impossible to lick your elbow.
10. People say 'Bless you' when you sneeze because when you Sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond.
11. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
12. The 'sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick' is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.
13. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents great king from History. 'Spades' - King David; 'Clubs' - Alexander the Great; ' Hearts' - Charlemagne; 'Diamonds' - Julius Caesar.


OCTOBOT



The Octobot, less than three inches wide is the world’s first completely soft, autonomous, and untethered robot. It is free of wires, batteries, and any hard material – like its namesake, the octopus, which has no internal skeleton.

Robert Wood and Jennifer Lewis, the engineering professors of Harvard University tried more than 300 designs before they came up with one that worked. Soft robots provide a safer solution. “If they run into something it’d be like bumping into a basket ball. It won’t hurt you.

The internal circuit triggers chemical reactions, turning into liquid hydrogen peroxide fuel into a gas, which inflates the robot’s limbs and allows them to move. The whole assembly is created from silicone using a 3-D printer.

Soft robots could be made from biocompatible and bio degradable materials and might even be formed into capsules to be swallowed for more effective and less invasive endoscopies.

TO QUOTE



Comparison is the thief of joy. – Theodore Roosevelt

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. – Epicurus

I believe in evidence. I believe in observation, measurement and reasoning confirmed by independent observers. I’ll believe anything, no matter how wild and ridiculous, if there is evidence for it. – Isaac Asimov


LIFE


Every individual professional or non professional including politicians is experimenting his/her ideas (hypotheses). The results of these experiments may be positive or negative. Positive results are pursued and negative results are rejected. That is called LIFE.
Every individual professional or non professional including politicians is experimenting his/her ideas (hypotheses). The results of these experiments may be positive or negative. Positive results are pursued and negative results are rejected. That is called LIFE.



JUST TO LAUGH



An American tourist in London wanders around, seeing the sights and occasionally stopping at some small pub to have a pint of beer. After a while, he finds himself in a very nice neighbourhood with stately residences. No pubs, no restaurants, and worst of all no public restrooms.  However, he really has to pee, after all those pints of beer. He finds a narrow side street, with high walls surrounding the adjacent buildings and decides to use the wall to solve his problem.

He is tapped on the shoulder by a London Bobby, who says, "Sir, you simply cannot do that here."

"I'm very sorry, officer," replies the American, "but I really have to pee, and I just can't find a public restroom."

"Just follow me" says the Bobby. Then he leads the American to a back delivery alley to a gate, which he opens. "In there," points the Bobby, "whiz away sir, anywhere you like."

The fellow enters and finds himself in the most beautiful garden he has ever seen. Manicured grass lawns, big fountains, sculptured hedges, and huge beds of flowers.

He relieves himself immediately. As he goes back through the gate, he says to the Bobby "That was really nice of you. Is that what you call English hospitality? "

"No sir...” replied the Bobby, "that is what we call the American Embassy."

LINES I LIKED...



Ø  It is the power of mind, which makes some people wise and some people otherwise.

Ø  It is the things we share that remind us we’re not alone.

Ø  It is through the body that sins are committed or good deeds are performed.


Inspire the world to think different!


Meet you next month –August, 2017


Professor A. Narayanan, Ph. D., FISPP



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