Palliative Care Updates from Rishikesh
“Train me well”, insisted Sicily Sebastian, when she joined TIPS for the six week Certificate Course in Palliative Nursing (CCPN)
“I have important work to do when I get back to Rishikesh”
We were touched by her commitment and enthusiasm.
Sicily Sebastian comes from Rishikesh in Uttarakhand, a state having very little palliative care. Ganga Prem Hospice, a new venture, promises some hope of solace to the suffering.
Currently, the Medical Director Dr A.K.Dewan, an oncologist from the Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute in New Delhi, travels to Rishikesh, 227 kms away, every month, to help with the efforts. Indian American Cancer Association (IACA) is supporting this venture – one of the several projects that IACA is undertaking in India.