As always, there’s more to healing than medicine. Weeks ago, a patient named Mathew Jose was admitted to Aster Medcity, following persistent health problems. He was diagnosed with cancer that had advanced beyond any possibilities of cure. When our Senior Consultant Gastroenterologist Dr. G N Ramesh came to meet him during the routine morning rounds, he was understandably looking depressed and traumatized. Dr. G N Ramesh, who knew that the patient loved old Hindi melodies, decided to cheer him up by singing one of his favourite songs, “pal, pal dil ke paas…”. What followed was sheer magic. The patient smiled, laughed, hummed along and even spoke about the song excitedly. Days later, Mathew Jose passed away, peacefully.