Dr. Pankaj Kumar of Fortis Hospital authors ‘At the Horizon of Life & Death.


In commemoration of doctors across the country, the book, ‘At the Horizon of Life & Death’, authored by Dr Pankaj Kumar, Director Critical Care, Fortis Shalimar Bagh was released.  At 300 pages, it is a compilation of 20 short stories (fictional in nature) which reflect the sensitivities involved in dealing with patients facing death, capturing significant moments in the treatment trajectory of critical patients

Dr Pankaj Kumar, Director Critical Care, Fortis Shalimar Bagh said, “The stories span from Dr Anand’s initial days in the emergency room and capture his struggles in complex medico-legal scenarios over the next four decades.  This book has been based on fictional narratives with an intention to bring to the forefront the real issues and hardships that doctors in the country have faced. I am hopeful that this book will serve its purpose – bringing back focus on the treatment of the patient as opposed to the mistrust, legal frameworks and policies surrounding the healthcare practice.”

Mr. Mahipal Singh Bhanot, Zonal Director, Fortis Hospital Shalimar Bagh said, “The pandemic brought with it a lot of uncertainties and amid that our hospital strived to provide the best possible treatment to all the patients. Our doctors and staff have been working tirelessly and I am extremely proud of them.  Dr. Pankaj’s book is relevant now more than ever and we cannot stress enough on the importance of understanding the lesser-known nuances of the healthcare field. We salute all doctors for their continued unrelenting service to the country amid the COVID 19 pandemic.”


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