It is often said for a patient that a doctor who cares and treats him is God incarnate.
Indeed, this is true for the doctors who agonise over the agonies of the patients and their relatives, spend sleepless, tireless days and nights in performing their duties ingeniously.
In fact, the doctor and the patient become soulmates in the process.
However, the doctors feel that they can only treat. The actual healer is the Supreme Power.
These twenty-one real life stories capture the anguish of a devoted medical practitioner, his feelings over the passing away of a patient, despite making all possible efforts. Sometimes these mishaps are brought by ignorance or irrational beliefs and can be avoided. Whereas, there are profiles of brave men and women who face death with equanimity.
As the silver lining lightens the cloud of despair, so does a ray of hope which brings back life from the jaws of death. These moments make up for the heartbreaks that the doctor suffers due to loss of lives...
“The twenty-one gems strung together by Dr. Bhavan Mahajan contain a whole gamut of human emotions, the cord which holds them together is the backdrop of medical wards and dispensaries. Full credit to Dr. Mahajan for the manner in which he has dissected the thought process of various characters with deep empathy, both in mofussil towns of India as well as developed British cities.”
-Dr. Pradeep Khare
“The task of a translator is an arduous one as the practitioner of this falsifying art has to capture the nuances of a language in another one. Poonam Sood has successfully performed her duty as a translator by preserving the spirit of the stories in a tongue generally thought to be the language of our intellectual make-up.”