Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Concierge services Chennai





CHENNAI – 600 017


TEL:  (044) 24340233 / 24347425

EMAIL: osharm@vsnl.net/nikhilasridhar@vsnl.net

This company offers individualized personal concierge services like running errands, helping with bank or post office work, buying medicines etc for senior citizens. Those interested may contact them directly.

Dr P Vyasamoorthy, 30 Gruhalakshmi Colony Secunderabad 500015 Ph 040-27846631 / 9490804278.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012



Last night, as usual, I was tossing in my bed around 3.00 am without sleep. 
There is a cane shelf on the side of my bed, bulging with all kinds of 'office' papers and files. 
A gnawing thought came back to me "I must get rid of this waste - first thing in the morning". 
To remind myself  constantly about this, I thought I should come up with a single word 
and write that word boldly on a sheet of paper and keep it somewhere where I look often. 
"Get Rid of Waste" abbreviates to GROW. Therefore I should write:

Get Rid Of Waste

I decided. Thoughts moved on to explore what else could GROW mean - say applicable to others, other than me? Hence the article. Kekule, Kekule, you may think.

Now here's the article per-se


If you want to grow and succeed in life, read and follow some of these
GROWth pointers

GROW 1: Get Rid Of Whining

Get rid of the Whining habbit. No one likes it. No one would like to
encourage a whining and wailing person. Most people would shun him. Whining
is for babies and 'bachaas'. Not for audults and grown ups. Just Get
rid of Whining tendency or moods.

GROW 2: Get Rid of Wisdom

You may be wise, witty and intelligent. But don't let that fact get
into our head. Be humble. Get rid of the notion that you are wise or
full of wisdom. Compared to many others, you may be nothing. Be wise
anyway but don't be haughty on that account.

GROW 3: Get Rid of Wealth

Sounds funny? If you have enough money to take care of essentials
reasonably well, then do not accumulate riches and wealth. Give it up;
donate it ; bequeath it some charity. Dispose it off wisely. Unused
wealth is a headache and brings problems. Get rid of wealth.

GROW 4: Get Rid of Waste

Do not accumulate useless stuff around you. Don't be a hoarder. Kick
collecting rubbish under the excuse: "Just in case …" . The real reason is that
you are merely lazy.

Don't be overly conscious of future and future needs. Anything that you have
not used in the past six months is just waste and should be thrown
away. Hoarding is a compulsive but immature habit. You are just afraid
of losing something precious in future. Just throw it away.

GROW 5: Get Rid of Whisky (or Wine)

If you are an alcoholic nothing else is needed to kill you. Without
seeking any further reasons, just kick the habit of drinking. There is
nothing to be achieved by drinking. It is just a habit, a bad habit
that has grown and overpowered you.


Dr P Vyasamoorthy, 30 Gruhalakshmi Colony Secunderabad 500015 Ph
040-27846631 / 9490804278.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

What must be done to make FREE Generic Medicines Scheme a success?

You might have heard about Government of India coming up with a scheme to distribute generic medicines free of cost to all.
Several thousand Crores are being ear marked for this project during next few years.Patients visiting Government hospitals will get medicines (generic) free of charge. Quality drugs from leading manufacturers will be distributed. Corporate hospitals will be allowed to loot as usual. Doctors will be forced to prescribe only generic medicines. Adequate Availability will be ensured. Starting from August an SMS query facility will be started by Government for knowing generic brand names for regular branded drugs.

If the scheme should succeed few basic things are important. There are listed below:

  1. Patients must be encouraged to ask the doctor to prescribe by generic name only. Govt must insist on prescriptions on generic only wherever available and feasible 
  2. Generic drugs must be stocked in all medical shops not just in a few shops as of now. 
  3. The price mentioned on the strip / packet must be decided by the pricing authority and approved.  As of now even branded generics are marked with prices much closer to regular branded varieties though the retail chemist buys them at very low rates with huge margins. This bottleneck must be removed.
  4. Brand name to generic translation must be easily available in medical shops and buyers must have access to it. 
  5. Doctors must be educated on all aspects of generic drugs prescription, usage, availability etc
  6. Efforts to weed out spurious and sub standard drugs must be carried out on war footing with severest of punishments for such offences


Saturday, July 14, 2012

Survey Results: Preferences about disposal of body after death

Dear Friends:

I thank you all for answering a simple questionnaire on your preferences about disposal of body after death. Results based on 77 respondents are given below. The Questionnaire was kept open online for ten days. Many have given remarks. Remarks throw more light on the interpretation of results. Read them at:

Buried in a cemetary 5 6%
Cremated - Traditional Firewood 17 22%
Cremated - Electrical 24 31%
Left for Vultures as food 0 0%
Thrown into sea / river for fishes 0 0%
Donated to medical institution 30 39%
Mummified and preserved 1 1%

I should admit and apologize that there was some lack of clarity in the questions. While nearly 40% want the body to be donated to medical institution it is not clear whether a) they would prefer entire body to be given as donation so that it may be used by medical students for study / research OR b) they would like to donate any useful parts immediately after death for organ harvesting 9subsequent transplantation) and there after the remnants of the remaining body be buried or cremated etc.

During the last survey only 16 persons participated. Results showed a predominant preference for pollution free electrical cremation. This time people have shifted to "Donation of body to medical Institution". This is a very progressive, encouraging  trend depicting enlightened attitude of senior citizens.

There is a company called COMFED in Delhi. They are shooting a video on   Pollution free body disposal (electrical / CNG / Solar / combination etc) methods. They requested us that some senior citizens from sss-global be made available for brief discussion and shoot in coming days.They approached us after reading results of our earlier survey on the same topic. Hence this exercise. Thanks one and all for your co-operation.

Dr P Vyasamoorthy, 30 Gruhalakshmi Colony Secunderabad 500015 Ph 040-27846631 / 9490804278.