Sanjiva Wijesinha -writer and physician

Short stories, Travel and Health Information

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

Why Wear Masks?

During the several decades that I worked as a hospital doctor, I spent many of my working hours wearing a mask. In my early years, these masks were made of … Continue reading

October 6, 2020 · 1 Comment

Staying Sane in the Covid Era

A few days ago I was privileged to attend a panel discussion entitled ‘Safeguarding Your Mental Health in the Age of Covid 19’. The discussion – taking place via Zoom, … Continue reading

September 8, 2020 · 1 Comment

Surviving the COVID-19 Pandemic

For the past few thousand years, we in South Asia have been greeting each other by touching our own hands together in a respectful Ayubowan or Namasthe greeting rather than … Continue reading

May 7, 2020 · 1 Comment

Injecting Disinfectant

Most folk with even a modicum of medical knowledge would have been appalled by the recent pronouncement of American President Donald Trump that injecting disinfectant into human bodies might be … Continue reading

April 25, 2020

Book: Tales From my Island