Dr. N.K. Venkataramana in Editors View has discussed about precautionary measures for tackling natural calamities such as drought and floods. Dr. N.K. Venkataramana recalls the foolproof arrangement at Siberia to ensure that daily living is not affected due to biting cold. His viewpoint successfully reflects the helplessness of the people during natural calamities even after seven decades of independence.

The second article is about the pivotal role accorded to “Guru” (teacher) in the Indian tradition since the Vedic times. It analyses the importance of teachers in society and the significance of Teachers’ Day. The article concludes with a suggestion about the type of teachers the country requires today. A hybrid operation theatre – an ultramodern operation theatre was inaugurated at BRAINS hospital in Rajarajeshwari Nagar of Bengaluru. Kailasa Ashrama pontiff Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Mahaswamiji inaugurated the facility.

The third article gives details of the facilities available at this state-of-the-art operation theatre, a first-of-its-kind in the country. All the equipments in this operation theatre are imported from Germany. The operation theatre has ultrasensitive microscope, neuromonitoring, neurogation, inter-operating facilities and micro-doppler. A modern computer has been installed at the OT for guidance in operation.

Rapidly progressive dementia is one of the increasing neuro-disorders these days. Dr. Arvind R.V. has penned his rare treatment experience in restoring the memory of a dementia patient. His experience is featured in the column “Case History.”

Dr E.V. Joshi had written about “Demyelination Encephaltopathy” that is, formation of antigens in the body disturbing the normal functions of the body. A six-month old child in Kolkata had this rare disease and was on the verge of losing vision in the eyes. Dr. N.K. Venkataramana performed surgery on this baby and restored its vision. It should be noted that the baby hailed from an ordinary family.

Dr.N.K. Venkataramana has always been drawn to Hrishikesh. He had been to this holy and serene place while studying medicine and also during his postgraduation. For the third time, he went to Hrishikeh with spiritual guru Sri M. In the column titled “Sannidhi,” Dr. Venkataramana shares his mystical experience of the voyage to Hrishikesh.

Cerebro Vascular Society of India had organized a convention of neurosurgeons at Bhubhaneshwar on September 18. The workshop discussed about flow of blood in the brain and blood vessels. Dr. N.K. Venkataramana has been selected as the president of Cerebro Vascular Society of India for this year. Four rare photographs of the event have been published.

The Indian Academy of Neurology had organized a convention in Hyderabad recently. Neurosurgeons from BRAINS hospital, Dr P.C. Mohan and Dr. R.V. Arvind participated in the event. Photographs of the convention have been published.

In the final analysis, BRAIN VOICE has made earnest effort to disseminate knowledge on health and spirituality, the importance of Yoga and the need for creating awareness in people about the precautionary measures to be taken during natural calamities.

Review by Dr K.R. Kamalesh
Honorary Editor, BRAIN VOICE
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