Hope for people with advanced cancer: Palliative care workshop at Government Cancer hospital, Indore.
More than 75,000 patients with advanced cancer are in pain in MP. Government Cancer hospital, Indore, with the support of Pallium India started a pioneering palliative care facility in which pain and other symptoms are treated along with emotional support. Jivdaya foundation also supports this initiative.
A workshop was held on 30 August 2017 to discuss modalities of palliative care delivery with special emphasis on safe use of morphine. The program was attended by doctors and nurses from several hospitals as well as representatives of Sahayata, Lions club and several other non-government organisations.
Minister for health, Sharad Jain, and Usha Thakur, MLA visited the workshop and extended their support for the compassionate activities of palliative care personnel.