Case Study: Health Care for the Poor and Underserved Populations in India
Ramesh, a 12-year-old male, is brought to a low-cost clinic by his parents in the city of Kochi, in the state of Kerala in South India. Ramesh has been suffering from severe asthma for several years. He appears younger and underdeveloped for his age. Ramesh’s parents had previously sought several doctors who repeatedly informed them that Ramesh has asthma. Ramesh’s parents had sold all their belongings to pay for his health care prior to this last visit. The family lives in a thatched-roof hut. His parents are in their early 30s; his father is the sole family breadwinner working as a day laborer.
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