Qualified Private Medical Practitioners’ Association gave a huge honour to Pallium India by conferring its prestigious T.M.Paul award 2017 on Dr M.R.Rajagopal. The generous purse that came with it will help to relieve a lot of suffering of our patients. Dr C Mohanan, Pallium India trustee, received the award on behalf of the trust. Thank you, QPMPA. All of us at Pallium India are very grateful to you.
Padmabhooshan Dr V Santha at the opening of DiNC
Tata trusts and Tata Consultancy Services have got together with Tata Memorial Cancer Centre to create DiNC. The Centre would act not only as an information centre, but would also support a patient through the period of investigations and treatment. And there would be enough hand-holding to make sure that doubts are cleared, appointments are facilitated and treatment is completed.
Kate Jackson from e-hospice writes to inform us about the launching of the book, “Building Integrated Palliative Care Programmes and Services published by former members of the Technical Advisory Group supporting the World Health Organization Palliative Care Initiative. The book was launched at the 15th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care at Madrid.
The book is available for free download: http://www.thewhpca.org/resources/category/building-integrated-palliative-care-programs-and-services
Dr Linge Gowda, palliative care physician and director of regional Cancer Centre, Kidwai Institute of oncology, Bengaluru was honoured at the venue of the European Association of palliative care conference at Madrid on 20 May, 2017. European Journal of palliative care conferred the palliative care policy award on him.
Dr Linge Gowda was the prime mover of the Karnataka State palliative care policy.
Dr Pramesh and team at Tata Memorial Cancer Centre cannot be complimented enough. What a phenomenal job!
As part of its second national meeting, a 24 member working group on palliative care met today to create an action plan for palliative care, particularly for integration of palliative care into cancer care in the country. Considering that the National Cancer Grid (NCG) has more than 100 member institutions providing cancer care, it is easy to be very very hopeful.
The meeting closes tomorrow the the 21st of May 2017.