From the shore temples at Mahabalipuram
to the Chinese fishing nets at Cochin,
travel through the southern states of Tamil
Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala and see how
communities deal with healthcare and take
a fresh look at Indian culture and society.
Along the way, you will have ample time to
enjoy the cultural treasures and stunning
natural beauty of South India. Professional
visits range from Vidya Sagar, Mobility
India, CMC Vellore and the Nagarjuna
Ayurvedic Hospital to the Mysore Speech and
Language Centre, the Kaligiri leprosarium
and a village clinic.
Sounds intresting ….. thts the introduction of Jon Baine’s Occupational Therapy in South India Tour. While surfing the net I came across the Jon Baines tour website which specialises in organising culutral and medical tour. Occupational Therapy in South India is one such medical tour which gives an insight into low tech solutions, improved disability rights and strong community networks are overcoming traditions of fatalism and caste prejudice surrounding disability in South India.
The tour is headed by Marilyn Pattison, an occupational therapist who is involved in many avtivities of the Australian OT association and is presently the executive director of the World Federation of Occupational Therapist (WFOT).
One of the groups outside the Vidya Sagar in 2010.
Here’s the link to Jon Baines Official Website page :-