Every line of the draft rules that Sri Rajesh Nandan Srivastava (the Director of Narcotics) had drawn up was discussed in detail and plans were made!
We are privileged to have been part of the drafting and all the process.
The real work begins now!
i) Creating uniform standards of patient care across the length and breadth of country, bringing high quality cancer care to the doorsteps of patients.
ii) Augmenting human resource capabilities in cancer management in the country.
iii) Promoting collaborative research in cancer.
A 2 day summit of National Cancer Grid (NCG) is being held at Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital, Mumbai on 26, 27 July 2014. Dr Suk Dev Nayak from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar reports from the venue:
“There was a 40 min session on Palliative care just before lunch. I thought no one would be in a mood to listen to palliative care with an empty stomach and the aroma of hot lunch drifting in to the hall. Prof Maryann Muckaden and myself did three presentations in total. Prof. Maryann’s introduction was perfect. I then shared two power point presentations: the Pallium India – Human Rights Watch survey on incidence of CANCER PAIN in 4 Regional Cancer Centres, followed by the Palliative Care component and outlay under NPCDCS of Government of India. To my utter surprise, there was a lively discussion by many of the Directors. The discussion went on, and ate through the lunch time for 20 minutes. Prof Badwe had to intervene and curtail the discussion.
I hope Palliative Care slowly enters the agenda of Chief/Policy makers at RCCs and other cancer centres. Today there will be summing up and discussion on the steps forward.”
Thank you Professor Sukdev Nayak.
Though we made a few false starts, we are glad that finally she is getting excellent care at University of California, San Francisco Department of Pain Medicine. She is taken seriously, is attended to as a whole person and we are hopeful that their help will restore her health.
Thank you, everyone, for caring.
With this, the inpatient clinic, administrative office and training centre have been brought under one roof. Pallium India’s inpatient clinic has been functioning from Arumana Hospital since January 2014.
The new address of Pallium India is:
Airport Road, Subash Nagar,
Vallakadavu P.O., Thiruvananthapuram – 695 008, Kerala.
Phone: +91 471 2451366, +91 9387296889