Reeya Rao and Sagarika Pradhan, two students from Delhi travelled to Kerala to study the community-based palliative care model. They went to General Hospital, Ernakulam where, within a government setup, Dr. Mathews Numpeli developed an admirable palliative care service within the government hospital, well integrated into the institution’s healthcare delivery. Dr. Athul Joseph Manuel is leading the program now.
Reeya and Sagarika write about what they saw in Ernakulam and in the rest of the state. Unlike many others, this article on palliative care in Kerala has depth. Please give it a read: