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The Great Indian Hospital: An Insider's Perspective

In one corner of a huge, dimly-lit emergency room (ER) in a public hospital in India, a young doctor is struggling in one of the most miserable conversations of his life: communicating the death of a patient to their loved ones is, after all, a skill doctors take time to master. Loud crying has erupted from the adjacent room -- the seasoned doctor there seems to have communicated the difficult message.