Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2012
Institute of Palliative Medicine
This description of Suresh Kumar's work was prepared when Suresh Kumar was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2012.
In response to a growing demand for palliative care, Dr. Suresh Kumar sees the need for healthcare to go beyond standard institutions and medical facilities. He has designed a volunteer-led care system that provides an alternative to the rigid and ineffective medical institutions of the region. Dr. Kumar’s approach moves services from institutions and hospitals to neighborhoods and homes in order to effectively address the social, psychological and medical dimensions of care.
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