Friday, January 15, 2010

Peek-a-boo!

Delimna of working in a rural India out-patients are quite unique.
I have a room to myself which I use as a clinic cum office space.The patients who visit me walk in and out of the room at their convenience and time.They peep in to ask for directions,to enquire about issues that irk them,to get suggestions and what not!When they come and they do come they enter the room all at a time,a patient and the bystanders and the rest hover around spilling out of the room,all ears on somebody elses complaints.If you are not strict with them they even put in some helpful choruses.Sometimes I find myself like an actor putting up a show for them even as I try to give them some helpful tip on health issues.Today I had that unique experience of getting some answers to the questions I had put to my patient in the examination chair from the window that over-looks the corridor!It's all in a day's work.

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