Editor’s Note – Jan 2019
And it’s a brand new year again, a time of new possibilities and hope. And we at WeCanServe are particularly happy to be addressing our dear readers at this point, having been in circulation for more than a year. We look forward to adding new columns and features over the coming year, in keeping with all your encouraging feedback.
This issue, we look at an issue that is of immense importance both to the medical community and patients alike. We cover the entire gamut of medico-legal cases, medical liabilities and more. Ever since the medical profession has come under the gamut of the Consumer Protection Act 1986, doctors and hospitals walk the thin line between being mere service providers and life savers. Read on to find out what has been changing in this sphere over the years.
Keeping with the theme of the cover story, our NGO section features Poor Man’s Legal Aid, a Kolkata-based organisation that helps the poor get the legal services and advice they often cannot afford. Our Startup section features a multi-award winning innovator, Sigtuple, an India-based company that is rewriting the way data from scans and reports are interpreted, using artificial intelligence. India-born people are making the headlines elsewhere too: in the US, a researcher of Indian origin has come up with a pocket colposcope which could possibly revolutionise the way cervical cancer screening is done, particularly in underdeveloped countries.
Our back-of-the-book section is, as ever, buzzing with all things fun and exciting, from movies to fashion and travel. Not to mention a special column on helping you stick to your NY resolution.
Happy reading, everyone. And wishing you a great start to 2019.
Dr Ulhas Ganu