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A Lord of the Shadows and Algorithmic Image Interpretation Machine (ie, a Radiologist). 100% human. No AI/ML. I’m @scanmanv in Threads
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Jul 8, 2022 8 tweets 2 min read
Heard a wild story from a friend.

An incident that happened to a family known to him last week, late one night in the Thoppur ghat section of NH 44 (between Salem and Dharmapuri).

Could have been just intimidation or more likely attempted robbery or worse. Husband, wife and young kid traveling in a small car past midnight, going towards Bangalore.

When their car was rather slowly climbing up the Thoppur ghat section, the lorry going in front of them suddenly stopped.
Jan 30, 2022 42 tweets 15 min read
Guest - @theliverdr Dr Abby Phillips, hepatologist, ie, a liver doctor.… The space is in English.
Why liver health is important?
What does the liver do?…
Jan 18, 2021 8 tweets 4 min read
#CovishieldVaccine Dose 1 done. At Salem, Kumarasamipatti Urban PHC.

All #healthcareworkers in #TamilNadu are eligible to get vaccinated in this phase. Go to the nearest vaccination centre with a hospital ID & a govt ID: DL/PAN/Voter ID. Aadhaar not encouraged. Got a follow-up call from Salem corporation asking if I was fine and had any side-effects after yesterday's vaccination.
Jul 13, 2020 13 tweets 28 min read
@Gautaamm @aparanjape @ngkabra @anandesh @ksprashant @Girbane @neeran @MCCIA_Pune I'll reply from the perspective of being a co-founder who's been involved in building, deploying & developing an EHR for outpatient medical practice (@slashdr) for the last 5+ yrs.

When we started back in 2014-15, we were well aware that dentistry was primed for such a product. @Gautaamm @aparanjape @ngkabra @anandesh @ksprashant @Girbane @neeran @MCCIA_Pune @slashdr We chose to stick to the medical OP side because the co-founders had the most experience in that side.

Knowing how our product has evolved, we are well aware now that we can deploy this to outpatient dental practices after building in the necessary features.
Apr 19, 2020 13 tweets 2 min read
Listen to the most recent episode of our podcast: LTH E3 – Telemedicine… I'm sharing a partial transcript of this LTH podcast episode of as a thread here.

1. During the ongoing COVID epidemic & nationwide lockdown, many doctors are doing Teleconsultation. Is it legal?
Yes. MCI/BOG has approved & given specific guidelines for practising telemedicine.
Apr 16, 2020 18 tweets 4 min read
If there's one thing that I wish will change after this #Covid19India #lockdown, I hope it's the Indian tradition of visiting a patient admitted in a hospital. This has, over the years, become a specific kind of social norm, at least in our part of the country. Patients, and, more often, the patient's immediate family members, are offended if all the relatives that they consider are "close," do not visit in the hospital when they are admitted - for whatever reason.
Apr 15, 2020 9 tweets 4 min read
There are many in the media and social media who are questioning #TamilNadu government's response to #Covid19India, especially with respect to the low numbers of testing for #coronavirus. There are unfavourable comparisons to other states who have performed more tests. There is an opinion expressed by knowledgeable public health experts that since the percentage of positive cases identified by the states doing extensive community-level testing is not very big, there may be no big benefit in doing such extensive and expensive testing nationwide.
Jan 31, 2020 21 tweets 4 min read
படங்களில் இருக்கும் இரண்டு உரையாடல்களை வைத்துப் பேசறேன்.

எழுதத் தொடங்கினப்புறம் ரொம்ப நீளமாயிருச்சு விருப்பமிருந்தா படிங்க. 😄🙏🏽 இது எல்லோருக்கும் பொருந்தும்ன்னு சொல்லலை, ஆனா அண்ணன்மார் @AmmU_MaanU @akaasi மற்றும் என்னைப் போன்ற படித்த நகர்ப்புற பெற்றோருக்கும் @Rasanai போன்ற வெளிநாட்டில் வசிக்கும் வசதியான இந்திய பெற்றோருக்கும் கண்டிப்பாகப் பொருந்தும்.
Nov 20, 2019 15 tweets 4 min read
A thread on Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons with information that I got from a classmate who is—or, to be more precise was a former—Fellow of the RCS of UK.

I hope it will be of use at least to South Asian doctors who aim to be Fellows. This is the inside story for doctors, especially in India (and other South Asian countries) who have been fooled into believing that FRCS is one of the highest degrees.

#meded #FRCS #RCS #UK 🇮🇳
May 16, 2019 36 tweets 8 min read
#Thread Family Doctors (Primary Care) Vs Speciality Care in #India
A few weeks ago, in response to a different thread ( ) there was a comment from @spinesurgeon that we need family physicians. (1/31) Another comment in that thread by @VaradhKrish referred to the issue of patients going directly to specialists, bypassing primary care doctors. (2/31)