Sanjiva Wijesinha -writer and physician

Short stories, Travel and Health Information

THE POST-COVID WORLD

Can we predict the new ‘Normality’?  The two countries that I have been most interested in during this Covid pandemic -Sri Lanka and Australia – have both been lagging behind … Continue reading

October 2, 2021 · 1 Comment

Dr. David (Devendranathan) Chanmugam – an Eulogy

One of the best teachers I had in Medical School was Dr David (Devendranathan) Chanmugam. He was someone who simplified complicated medical subjects for us students. His lectures were succinct … Continue reading

September 11, 2021 · 4 Comments

To Vaccinate or Vacillate?

It is gratifying for us to note that Australia is finally beginning to get its population efficaciously vaccinated against COVID – having bungled the initial roll-out of its vaccination programme. … Continue reading

August 21, 2021 · Leave a comment

Living in Covid Times

A conversation with Prof Leon Piterman: I was having a chat the other day with my friend Professor Leon Piterman. Now Leon, former head of the department of General Practice … Continue reading

July 31, 2021 · 1 Comment

Tips For New Diabetics

Why Diabetes starts with’ D’ One of the most important thngs I tell patients when they are newly dignosed with Diabetes is that is important for the person having a … Continue reading

July 22, 2021

COVID vaccination – the facts explained

I am taking the liberty of sharing on my web-page this excellent article by Dr Champa Ratnatunga – a Sri Lankan immunologist and senior lecturer working at the Department of … Continue reading

June 6, 2021 · 1 Comment

Urgent – a strategy to control COVID 19 in Sri Lanka

I am sharing this link on my webpage because I am of the opinion that this article should be disseminated to the widest audience possible. It is a timely article … Continue reading

May 21, 2021 · 1 Comment

A Good Night’s Sleep

All of us need a good night’s sleep. This might sound obvious, but it is surprising to learn how many people actually do get a good night’s sleep – which … Continue reading

May 9, 2021 · 1 Comment

Beating Your Wife

I was at the birthday party of a friend the other day (one of the first since COVID restrictions were lifted) and, as traditionally happens at these events, the men … Continue reading

March 25, 2021

COVID – The View From the East

Having lived and worked as a surgeon in Hong Kong for many years, I still have friends and colleagues there with whom I keep in regular contact – and I … Continue reading

February 8, 2021 · 1 Comment
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