Stroke Units and rehabilitation care with a multidisciplinary team approach is streamlined and well organised in the West. In India, the very concept of Stroke team care was pioneered by Dr.P.M.Dalal (1978) in Mumbai and Dr.G.Arjundas (1980) in Chennai. Such Stroke Units are few and continuity of therapy care with follow up in the community is usually taken care by organised private home health care companies . The burden of hospital care and rehabilitation costs here fall mainly on the family and caretakers.
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