At this moment, over a million people in India are in unimaginable pain. We refuse to look the other way. We choose to hear the cry, and to do what we can.
Please join us. Your help is needed.

Help Paint Pallium!

2016 November 30

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Pallium India turns 13 this December! Here’s what Pallium India’s volunteer Bob Walley and his enthusiastic team have planned for the Birthday. You can help! Please read Bob’s message below:

Its Pallium India’s 13th birthday in a few days!
Pallium is an amazing palliative care charity that only survives on donations from kind people around India and beyond that keep it going.
But the building is looking a bit dilapidated…
So we are hoping to slap a bit of paint around the place, paint a few murals and generally brighten up the Hospice for the many patients that come in each week.
But we need YOUR help!
We need paint to do this, and so have set up a funding page below.
Please share around and pop a few sheckles in if you can.
Anything you can give will make a BIG difference.
Click here: https://milaap.org/fundraisers/helppaintpallium

The triumph of human spirit: Jyothi Kumar takes off

2016 November 30

jyothikumar-art-school-smDr M. R. Rajagopal writes:

Some people command your respect. I could not avoid an inferiority complex as I sat next to 4 people on wheelchairs. How I wish I had half their strength to overcome difficulties and to move forward! Jyothi Kumar was formally opening his school – the usual invocation, lighting the lamp, inaugural speeches. Nothing unusual there. What was unusual was Jyothi Kumar’s courage, initiative and enthusiasm. This was his very own art school.

Jyothi Kumar’s story is truly inspiring. From despair after finding himself a paraplegic young man following a fall, Dr Sreekala and her colleagues at the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Medical Collage Hospital, Trivandrum, not only gave him physiotherapy; they gave him strength of a different kind. His own indomitable spirit overcame his despair. He is a multi- faceted personality – poet, author, artist – all rolled into one. Pallium India’s half way home (in which the department of social justice of Government of Kerala is our partner) had the good fortune to have Jyothi among the group for a month or more.

You have the ability and the courage, Jyothi. They will be difficulties; but they are there to overcome, as you would say. Best wishes!

Congratulations Justeena and Praveena!

2016 November 29

Pallium India is so pleased that two great friends of palliative care are winners of the Media Person of the Year Award from Indian Medical Association (Kerala) – Justeena of Manorama News and Praveena of Asianet News television channels.

It is not just that they have advocated for palliative care through the news channels several times; when they come across the story of a person in suffering who needs care, they have always got in touch with us and connected them with us. We are pleased that in the majority of those situations, we could help those patients and families.

Congratulations, Justeena and Praveena and thank you for all that you do.

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Justeena receiving the award

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Praveena receiving the award

Dr Rajagopal honored with Sri Sathya Sai Award

2016 November 25

In an elegant function at Satya Sai Grana in Muddanahalli, Karnataka, Pallium India’s chairman Dr M. R. Rajagopal was in august company as he received the Human Excellence Award for Health on 23 November 2016.

The purse of Rs.5 lakhs goes to Pallium India for relieving the suffering of the people whom we serve.

From all of us at Pallium India, thank you Satya Sai Lok Seva Trust, for the great honour and also for acknowledging the importance of palliative care in health care. We hope this gesture of yours will lead to better integration of palliative as part of health care.

 

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Vacancies (Faculty, M. D. Palliative Medicine) in Kidwai Institute of Oncology, Bengaluru

2016 November 23

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Dr Linge Gowda, Director of Regional Cancer Centre, Kidwai Institute of Oncology, Bangalore, informs us of openings in their Palliative Medicine department for the following posts.

  • Associate Professor
  • Assistant Professor
  • Senior Resident

Associate and Assistant Professors need to be post MD in one of these specialities: General Medicine, Surgery, Radiotherapy, Psychiatry, Paediatrics.

Interested candidates please contact: Dr Prabha. Email: prabhasachar@yahoo.co.in Phone: 9845226581