Saturday, August 27, 2011

GOD, protect us from bungling doctors.

Dear All,
Living with the tragedy and trauma that a medical error has caused our family 17 days ago, the news of a similar or may be a more complicated medical condition to someone else has prompted me to post the following status on facebook; today, to criticize bungling doctors:
“GOD, protect Salman Khan from bungling doctors and bless him good health and a long life. (Please click on the attached pictures - to read a newspaper clipping on Salman Khan's ‘Aneurysm’ related problems and treatment OR you may click on the following link to read the newspaper clipping directly)” - 
I thought you should see it.
Bye for now.
Raghu N.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

In loving memory of my dearest brother, Dr. N. Lakshminarsu.

Dr. N. Lakshminarsu
September 18, 1948 ~ August 11, 2011
My brother Dr. N. Lakshminarsu passed away on Thursday evening, 11th August 2011, at Apollo Hospital, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, as the entire family waited by his side for 13 days with great hope and prayers for his recovery. Unfortunately destiny did not want to grant us our wishes, leaving us in immense grief and sorrow. Not just the family, friends, relatives and the community, but the multitudes of patients he has treated over the past 38 years and have heard of his passing away are grieved by his demise. His good nature and kindness permeated everything he did and everyone he knew.

On 30th July after attending to patients in the Clinic he walked into the house at about 12 Noon for a brief break. He talked to few members of the family and looked very normal but suddenly due to giddiness he fell down and regained conscious within few minutes. We immediately rushed him to the hospital for checks and treatment. He was fully conscious at the time of admission but thereafter complications arose and during 13 days of the treatment he showed signs of recovery but ultimately and sadly the end came.

My brother is the eldest of three children of our parents, Sri. N. Bhaskarachary and Smt. Eshwaramma. He was born on 18th September 1948 at Secunderabad. He completed High School from Mahbub College, Secunderabad. He studied B.Sc. at Nizam College, Hyderabad, and then studied B.D.S. – Bachelor of Dental Surgery, at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. He first set up his Dental Clinic at Kothagudem in 1974 and in 1977 he joined the Singareni Collieries Area Hospital, Godavari Khani, as Dental Surgeon. He finally set up his Dental Clinic at our house – Srilekha, in Secunderabad, in 1980.

I and my brother have been together all our life. As my father was employed at Kothagudem, a small Coal mining town where the standard of higher education seemed inadequate and as we have our own house at Secunderabad, I and my brother studied together at Secunderabad from middle school onwards. And when my brother was studying B.D.S. at K.M.C. Manipal, my father sent me to Manipal Institute of Technology to study B.E. Electrical Engineering there, so that I would not feel homesick, with my brother next door to me. Then, I and my brother worked together at Singareni Collieries for few years, he as a Doctor and me as an Engineer, residing in the same Company bungalow. We mutually decided and returned to Secunderabad in 1980-1981 to our ancestral house and continued to live together. My brother established his Clinic – Vijaya Dental Clinic and I joined Praga Tools Limited, A Govt. of India Company.

My brother is married in 1973 to Smt. Vijayalaxmi, daughter of Sri. Dubbaka Yadagiri Achary and Smt. Sakku Bai. They have two sons Dr. Sudheer and Dr. Udaya Bhaskar; both are Post Graduates from the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. Dr. Sudheer is an Oro-Maxillo-Facial Prosthodontist and Implantologist and Dr. Udaya Bhaskar is an Endodontist and Conservative Dentist. My brother’s both daughters-in-law are also Dental Surgeons, Dr. Lavanya Sudheer is a Cosmetic Dental Surgeon and Dr. Hina Udaya Bhaskar is a Periodontist. Dr. Sudheer and Dr. Lavanya have a daughter, Ch. Sudhiksha who is 6 years old. The love and affection between my brother and granddaughter is beyond my description.

As I recollect many fond memories of my brother my heart becomes heavy with sadness. I have written of several good times with my brother in this blog on various occasions. There are many more which come to my mind and they only add to my sadness.

My brother will always remain in the hearts of our family members and friends, and thousands of others who have come to him in pain and returned home happily. May his soul rest in peace.

Here is an article I wrote on the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of my brother’s Clinic:

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