Monday, September 14, 2015

Thank you

As the number of cases of dengue increases in IISc, I was admitted to hospital last week for a couple of days due to dengue. The doctor recognized that dehydration was the key and the platelet count is not as important and put me on saline/dextrose.

I would like to place on record the outstanding response of my students and some of my colleagues. My students were always with me during the entire stay in the hospital and helped me with food, clothing and care. My colleagues also helped me move around, picked me up, dropped me off and were available for any help.

In my interview last year, I had mentioned that I am very proud of my students and how they motivate me. This incident only confirms the same.

A big thanks to the OVERWHELMING wishes from each and everyone of you! Blessed to have such amazing students and friends.


Balaji Raman said...

Dear Prof. Madras,

I am sorry to hear you that you are unwell. I wish you to get well and also wish you a speedy recovery.


Indian Scientist said...

Prof. Madras,

Wish you a good health and speedy recovery. Take good rest, excess amount of fluids and an initiative to wipe/ control mosquitoes from IISc campus, Sankey tank area, and drains around the campus. Once a month cleaning for 3 months in summer can keep Bengalore Dengue free.

This is where we need Infectious Disease Institute in India.

Best Wishes.

Anonymous said...

It is not the job of a professor to "wipe/ control mosquitoes from IISc campus, Sankey tank area, and drains around the campus." IISc administration should do it and he is not part of the administration.

Anonymous said...

We wish you a speedy recovery, Prof. Madras.
My friends and I have benefitted greatly in our job search from your blog.

Anonymous said...


It is a job of a citizen of this country. We all are citizens before Professors, Drivers, Dancers, Puppets and so on.

Spot fixers are also students, IT workers, volunteers. If every student/ staff in IISc can be sensitized for a cleaning drive. Dengue can be kept away from the campus.

Bangalore and Delhi are metro cities where Dengue is on rise. If we kept on waiting for a rare sweeper to perform his/her duty, we will be at the receiving end. Shame that educated people think cleaning is a duty of some administrator not citizens.

S said...

Sorry to hear about your illness, Prof. Madras. But is is also quite encouraging to hear about steps being taken by the IISc community to nip dengue in the bud.

Anonymous said...

We wish you a speedy recovery Professor !!

Anonymous said...

Wish you speedy recovery sir.

Anonymous said...

Wish you a speedy recovery Prof. Madras..