The Hindu, in a review titled “Living in the shadow of the big C” writes that “The honesty on each page is what makes this work different… Nazeem’s words paint the harsh picture of patients living in the company of death and pain while their relatives try to make sense of the new realities thrown up by the emperor of maladies.” ( Read the review in The Hindu )
In its review titled “Song From the Broken Heart“, The New Indian Express calls “My Mother Did Not Go Bald” a compelling read. “Nazeem’s narrations strike a chord with those who go from being shell-shocked to numb in the matter of days, when a terminal disease hits their loved ones.” ( Read the review in the New Indian Express )
The kind author has announced that all proceeds from the sale shall come to Pallium India for supporting people who need care.
One of his contributions was establishment of the Bruce Davis Gold Medal for young doctors, launched by Institute of Palliative Medicine, Calicut, in 2005 with an aim to improve awareness about palliative care among doctors in India.
The online screening test for the medal is now open to applicants. Doctors who appear for their final MBBS examination in the current year (2014) and those who have successfully completed MBBS not earlier than 2009 from any recognized Medical College in India are eligible. The last date for receipt of answer sheet of step I Screening test is 30th October 2014.
The application form and questionnaire for the screening test are available online at the website of Institute of Palliative Medicine. Visit: http://www.instituteofpalliativemedicine.org/candidate-login.php
For more details on the Bruce Davis Gold Medal and the screening process, visit the Institute of Palliative Medicine website: http://www.instituteofpalliativemedicine.org/bdgm.php
(To read Mr M. A. Rahman’s article in Mathrubhumi’s e-paper, please click here.)
You chose to speak out, Mr M. A. Rahman, and be the voice of the voiceless. Your voice certainly counts a lot. Pallium India wishes to convey respect and admiration for your work and would consider it a privilege to get to know you and your organization better.
Thank you, Dr. Ekbal. Very well-deserved award, and a huge support for us.
Kerala’s Health Minister, Shri V.S.Sivakumar, Education Minister Shri P. K. Abdu Rabb, N.H.M District Project Manager Dr Unnikrishnan and many others were present at the occasion. Shri Nooruddin read out the pledge to everyone present.
35 auto drivers from Medical College area were also part of the event under the leadership of Mr Manmathan and Mr Manikantan. These remarkable human beings had taken an oath that they will help any helpless or sick person that they come across by the roadside and that they will never ignore those who need their assistance, even though this might mean digging into their own pockets to help others.
Pallium India is fortunate to have been a part of this event. We hope that the message will reach every corner of Kerala and people will rise to provide a helping hand to those in need.