Dr Samadhi Rajapaksa, a Sri Lankan doctor, underwent Pallium India’s six weeks’ course in Palliative Medicine in July/August. His wife, Ms Nisansala Karunaratne had tagged along and showed us her amazing work.
It seems that Dr Samadhi is her disciple. This picture is his work – he painted it after being very much moved by his visit to the pediatric palliative care clinic that Pallium India and Departments of Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology jointly run in the Government Medical College Campus, Trivandrum. Most of the children attending the clinic have neurological problems.
The child in the picture has no face. The mother is holding the baby to herself. She has tried hard to retain her femininity by the bindi on her forehead, but it is out of place.
Dear Dr Samadhi, your painting and your sensitivity move us. Thank you for your time with us.