How to get your split brain
How do you get split brain?
That’s the question being asked by a man who lost his left side of his brain while he was riding his motorcycle in Kerala, India, in 2015.
The 51-year-old, who had been riding with friends in a village near Kochi, went into cardiac arrest and died two days later.
Doctors at the time said the cause of his death was brain trauma caused by a fall.
The death shocked the local community.
The medical examiner identified the cause as a head injury and declared it a homicide.
However, there was no investigation into the case.
The man was not a regular rider, so it was a shock to him that he lost his right side of the brain while riding his bike.
The medical examiner’s findings also revealed that he suffered from multiple concussions, brain injury and other brain injuries.
His death was ruled a homicide after the medical examiner failed to find evidence to prove that he had killed himself.
The case has triggered a debate in Kerala and other Indian states over the role of doctors in identifying victims of sudden death and death.
There is growing awareness that the diagnosis of brain injuries is not always straightforward.
The Kerala government launched a campaign called Brain Injury in 2015 to raise awareness about brain injury.
A group of doctors led by Dr Bimala Krishnan, a neurologist at Kavitha Medical College, also published a report on brain injury in Kerala.
Dr Krishnan has called for improved training and supervision of doctors to identify and classify cases of brain injury, particularly in rural areas.
However, there are still a few cases where doctors fail to get a correct diagnosis, and there is no standardisation of brain diagnosis.
The issue is a big hurdle for the health sector, which relies on doctors and medical facilities for treatment and diagnosis.
The National Association of Neurological Surgeons (NANOS), a body of more than 60,000 doctors, has raised the issue of how to identify cases of sudden brain death in the country.
Its chairman, Dr Kavita Krishnan told The Hindu, “When you have an accident, there is a need to establish if it was an accident or a death.
This is where the confusion starts.
If it is a death, you must be clear about it.
If you are confused, there can be no help.
We need a standardized approach.”
Dr Krishnan said the issue was not easy to resolve.
“We need to find ways to give our patients the correct information, which could help them recover,” she said.
The association has called on the government to set up an expert committee to identify the most common and definitive cases of severe brain injury before prescribing drugs and medical interventions.
“The government should establish a panel of experts to ensure that all the available data are available,” said Dr Krishnaswamy.
Dr Krishnaswaran added, “We want to find out why the doctors don’t have any information.
We want to know why they are not doing their job.
The government should be the one to ensure the correct diagnosis.”