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Ashima Salaria

Hi I'm Ashima. A happy-go-lucky college student. Beautifully blemished and unashamedly real.

PGI Lab Reports – Now Get Your PGI Test Reports Online

pgi lab reports

GOOD NEWSSS..!!!  No more standing in line to get your PGI Lab reports. Well , we all are aware of the long stressful queues for waiting in PGI. That annoying scorching heat. People creating hustling in a small room with a single fan to stand in line and then pushing over one another makes one resistant to go to PGI in summers. You literally cannot even think about it because imagining this scenario only grossed you out.

PGI Online Reports

Trying to comfort patients and the general public by starting Online laboratory reports is the next step taken by this premier medical institute. Now you can view your test reports of PGIMER Chandigarh online. Click Here PGI LAB REPORTS to view your report.

How to View PGI Lab Reports

Appropriate measures have been taken to maintain security of the reports. To access laboratory reports, a patient needs to enter CR number on the PGI website which after conforming the details will send an OTP to the associated mobile number by which a person can view only his own reports.

This service will not only help the patients but the doctors as well. The system will link all the medical reports of the patient registered  ( of any department ) making it easy for the doctor to study the case history and then give the treatment accordingly after observing all aspects.

The institute tends to add more labs of tricity into it’s database so as to wider it’s reach.

Hope for the best and let’s spread the word. :))))

Health Insurance Policy – Importance and Benefits

Health Insurance

Life is a game on possibilities. It’s funny how life never turns out the way you think of it. You never know what can happen when. No measure of cleverness can tame the predictability of future, as little or no preparations will surely push you to the back foot and outer preparation may find you……………..on the wrong foot. You should be prepared to handle such situations. A good Health Insurance Policy is the only effective shield you need in this era.

Health Insurance is an insurance against the risk of incurring medical expenses as a result of sickness or injury. Health insurance can reimburse the insured for expenses incurred, or pay the care provider directly. It includes insurance for losses from accident, medical expense, disability, or accidental death and dismemberment.

Having health insurance is important for several reasons. Uninsured people receive less medical care and less timely care, they have worse health outcomes, and lack of insurance is a fiscal burden for them and their families.

Health insurance is a Necessity. Not a Choice.

Benefits of Health Insurance Policy

Secure Finances
Health issues are known to surely cost huge money but lack of this money is going to cost even life at times especially when the medical issues which have popped up unexpectedly.  Many People cannot even afford medical issues which get expensive as the degree of disease increases. Health insurance works wonders in such hours of crisis.

Free from hustle of government Hospitals:
Sometimes medical treatments get expensive when there is a need to extend the hospitalisation due to it. It is very hard to confirm certain amount for health issues every year but a health insurance is known to answer several issues that can also resolve medical costs. So People can now prefer Private institutions over the regular government ones and get the treatment started soon.

Ease Of Mind:
The worst thing you can do to a person with an illness is make them feel like they need to prove how sick they are. Illness which when occur with or without expectation is sure to disrupt the peace of mind. When the illness is not treated in time due to lack of time it is surely going to disturb the mind if there is an additional burden of finances on an individual. Health coverage will ensure that at least a part of these medical expenses are being paid up for therefore lessening the stress on mind partially.

Increases Savings:
Paying for health insurance premium,  say monthly or quarterly or annually ( varies ) inculcates the habit of saving in a person.

Improved Health:
Medical insurance companies usually organises check-ups from time-to-time which are normally  out of any commoner’s reach. Reports of these check-ups act as path to see that every health issue is resolved. Hence this makes sure that any health problem(if arises) is resolved in time without  getting it any worse and then seeking advice as well from specialists in the department.

Chronic Diseases
The worst part about Chronic illness is that it’s always a part of your life regardless of how you’re feeling. Even in your best says, it’s just lurking shadows, ready to strike at any moment. Health insurance acts as boon in case of Chronic diseases. From Reimbursement of pre & post hospitalisation related expenses to prescription drugs and lab tests , Health insurance covers all of them.

Scheduled Regular CheckUps:
Regular health check-ups without health coverage will eat most of the individual’s budget if it also includes any special services or hospitalization. Health coverage  makes it pretty easy with insurance company providing for all these charges rather than emptying the individual’s pockets for general health issues. Hence giving an individual to regularly maintain his health.

These days many companies offer different type of affordable plans that provide you with the flexibility to suit your needs and budget. There are different plans in which you can enjoy product benefits that addresses not just your health insurance needs but the requirement of your entire family.

A new addition to the family is exciting , don’t let these health certainties ruin that.

Life is good and less stressful when you’re covered by an insurance plan.


Signs of Depression and How to Get Out of It ??  

Signs of Depression

It sucks,  doesn’t it ? Feeling like you’re not good enough, no matter how hard you try ?

It’s not problem of few, but of many. You never know what the other person is going through. Even the most happy-go-lucky person face the hardships of life. Sometimes somewhere random bouts of sadness take over us but  when sadness persists , it’s depression. Depression is the common cold of Mental Illness.

It’s been rightly said that usually that the ones who laugh the ones often cry the most. Person whom you see happier on the outside might be the broken one , secretly dying inside. It’s all depression.

Signs of Depression

 You know you’re in depression when –

  1. You’re mostly over-confident.

People tend to act opposite of how they feel as they want to cover up their weakness because somewhere deep inside everyone has this fear that the cruel world outside might take advantage of their vulnerability.

  1. High Intake of Alcohol

You’re in depression ifit takes you no time to go from 1drink to 3, pretty soon. Mostly taken as escapism from reality to self-medicate emotional pain.

  1. Conflicts turn to fight real soon

Depression leads to low tolerance level as the person is sick of fighting battles inside. Even the petty issues lead to fight easily due to the short temperedness.

  1. NUMB – You get so tired of people hurting you that you stop letting yourself feel anything at all. This emptiness is nothing but depression.
  2. Less Concentration

Reduction in ability to concentrate less can also lead to Loss of interest in daily activities like , you go to another room to get something but then you forget what you were here for. It’s all because the thoughts and feelings come every now and then and take control over you.

  1. Changes in appetite and sleep.

No more food craving. Less sleep. Being physically drained are signs that you’re in depression and that you need medical check up as well. 🙈

There’s no good living a miserable life. You’re the director of your film. Make sure it is directed well. Happiness awaits for you. You only feel low because you’ve been high before. And that was good wasn’t it ?

You are the in-charge of yourself. So take an initiative to eliminate sadness-

Treat Depression Yourself

  1. SOCIALISE – Don’t isolate yourself.  Go out , talk to people , make new friends. Only then you’ll come to know that you’re not the only one ,there are people fighting worse battles than you.
  2. LET IT GO – Because When you let go , you create space for better things in life. What happened happened, and there’s nothing you can do to change that so why waste time getting sad over it ?
  1. PHYSICAL EXERCISE –First wealth is health. Go hit the gym , No one ever drowned in sweat.
  1. GOOD FOOD – It’s a fact , that people get more angry and cranky when hungry. Good Food , Good Mood. Food automatically lightens up the mood and gives happiness. Donut worry , Be Happy. 😉😉
  2. PSYCHIATRIST –All you need is someone to listen to you and if you don’t have anyone then a psychiatrist is the one you’re looking for. They’ll not only patiently listen to you but will give you suggestion as well to improve upon yourself.
  1. GET ENOUGH SLEEP– Sleeping is the best meditation.If you sleep for appropriate time you’ll wake up charged and motivated for the next day.
  1. MOVE ON – Don’t ruin a good day by thinking about a bad yesterday. Holding on grudges is like holding on anger and then trying to swim.
  1. POSITIVITY – Cut out Negativity. Realize your worth. Create a positive aura around yourself that you attract positive energy only.

Half of the sadness is eliminated when you stop Comparison. Comparison with others. You never know what they’re going through inside.

Do not Punish yourself by falling off track completely, because what you’re suffering now cannot be compared with the glory that you’ll see in future. Get Back up. Rise and Shine.

How To Cope Up With Stress in 13 Different Ways

How to Cope up with Stress

Stress another five letter word which brings equal tension in your life like ,  “ Exams”.  Feeling stressed out is absolutely normal, especially during the exam days. Lets understand more about stress and how to cope up with stress.

The word “stress” comes into our mind when we feel that our mind is overloaded and we wonder whether we really can cope with the pressures placed upon us.

There comes a point of time in your life where you can see your whole world falling apart but all you can do is nothing. That’s the breaking point when people sink into depression. Excess of stress can turn into depression.

When we are stressed the following happens:

  • Blood pressure starts rising
  • Breathing becomes more rapid
  • Digestion slows down
  • Pulse rate rises
  • Immune system gets weaker
  • Muscles becomes tensed
  • Unable to sleep (heightened state of alertness)

Just to ignore these bad effects and invite peace and harmony into your life you need to follow these simple stress hacks that will actually change your life-

How to Cope up with Stress

 1. Practice mindful breathing
How To Cope Up With Stress

When you focus on your breathing, it takes your mind off of what’s stressing you out. Inhale for 6 seconds and hold it for seven seconds. Then exhale for eight seconds. Mindfulness may improve your concentration, reduce stress, and even help in altering the structure of your brain!

2. Get in touch with nature
How To Cope Up With Stress
Being outdoors can offer you a most-needed break from the everyday mayhem. So whether it’s gardening, taking pictures, or just walking around, get out there and smell the roses (really!).

3. Go for a stroll
How To Cope Up With Stress
It’s one of the best and easiest ways of managing stress. Increase in physical activity by walking leisurely encourages the production of endorphins, commonly called the feel-good hormone which is present in our brain. And is there anybody who does not want to feel good?!

4. Get enough sleep
How To Cope Up With Stress
Sleep and stress go hand in hand, one affecting the other. Try meditating before bed to reduce night-time stress first. Also, make sure that you’re getting enough sleep so that you’re not stressed out the next day.

5. Treat yourself to pizza and Netflix
How to Cope up with Stress
Sometimes the solution to stress is as simple as a medium or large cheese pizza and watching an episode of Friends. So kick back, relax, and pamper yourself.

Remember people leave , but food stays.  FOREVER.

6. Get some exercise
How to Cope up with Stress
Whether you like to go to gym or going for a jog, exercising is truly the best way to reduce stress. Working out won’t get rid of the responsibilities, but it will definitely feel you more manageable.

7. Take a warm bath or shower
How to Cope up with Stress
Bathing is often just an obligatory part of our hurried daily routine. But it shouldn’t be as taking a warm bath or shower is a great way to show some love to yourself and wash away the day’s worries.

8. Practice yoga
How to Cope up with Stress
Yoga, which is great for your mind as well as your body, emphasizes conscious breathing and peaceful meditation techniques that are helpful on and off the mat.

9. Lose yourself in music
How to Cope up with Stress
Music can transport you to the most wonderful places. To some people soft jazz eases their worries, while others may prefer to get a power dose of their favorite tunes and block out everything else.

10. Immerse yourself in a good book
How to Cope up with Stress
Reading is like a mini vacation for the mind: It takes your mind off from the situation or what’s stressing you out and transport you to another world.

11. Just dance
How to Cope up with Stress
With rock hard music or without it, whether solo or with a partner. Let your hair go down and just dance. You’ll soon find yourself in a state free from all the worries, charged up with the motivation to do something new.

12. And do something each day just for you
How to Cope up with Stress
Set aside time each day to do something just for you because Self Love is the very first Romance.

13. Spend time with your people
How to Cope up with Stress
Spending time with “your people”, does not mean necessarily with family, In fact i mean the people you’re close to can be your friend , your pet, or anyone you like. Because they are the people who truly understand you & know your real worth. I still remember how my mother helped me to cope up with my exam stress during my board exams. While I was studying late night she used to come to me with food and coffee and when I sleep she’ll gently pat on my back.

All the cute little efforts by your loved ones can lighten up your mood in milliseconds.

As parents and youth workers, let’s commit to an investment in teen’s lives which will definitely help them reach their fullest potential and to teach them how to cope up with stress. Who knows? This generation could be “great” as well!