May begin unconventionally with a case report though communication with patient-family. Communication is a challenge and requires equal if not more skill than our acquired professional skills with standard protocol.
The following incidence took place in a village in Karnataka while I had been there to decide about a Disability Detection and Advice Camp to expose BPT and MPT students. One of my colleagues Prof. Desai of Medical Electronics in our Department was a resident of that place. Over and above, his late father was regarded as a community leader, being a compassionate person. That place had a Shiva temple and there used to be an annual pilgrimage. Social influence is based on values. Desai called some local leaders for discussion, in the temple. In a village the news spreads by the word of mouth. A father of a patient approached and requested whether his child could be seen on the same day? We did not have even an examination tray. On second thought it was taken as a good omen. The village chiefs had readily agreed for the camp.
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