Published on: November 19, 2018

How accessible is a neurologist to you if you need one?

The World Health Organisation says that health care should reach people “when they need it, where they need it.

Does that really happen for all the poor people in our towns and villages? Or for the rich? A neurologist reaching you where you need him?

Yes – in Kollam, Kerala, it does.

Dr Syam Unnikrishnan (a neurologist with an interest and training in palliative care) from ESI Multi-speciality hospital makes house visits to people who just cannot get to him.

What keeps him going? Dr Syam says, “The relief on the bystander’s face. The satisfied smile – if you can see it at least once – is more than enough.”

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