At this moment, over a million people in India are in unimaginable pain. We refuse to look the other way. We choose to hear the cry, and to do what we can.
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Pallium India Awards 2019 – call for applications

2019 September 18

Pallium India invites applications for the following awards for contributions towards improving palliative care awareness in the society:

1. The Pallium India Print Award: for the best article / article series about palliative care in India that has been published in print or social media.

2. The Pallium India Visual Awards: for the best visual presentation of palliative care in India in visual or social media, broadcast between January 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019.

3. The Pallium India Creativity Award: for the best two-minute video that highlights palliative care in the Indian context.

The awards (consisting of ₹10,000 and plaque) will be presented on October 12, 2019 at the World Palliative Care Day celebrations in Trivandrum.

Last date to submit applications: October 5, 2019

Send in your entries to:

In case of queries, contact: OR call Babu Abraham: 9746745502 / Manoj G. S: 9746746528

Online Foundation Course in Palliative Medicine (for doctors)

2019 September 17

TIPS (Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences) collaborates with ECHO International (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) to provide palliative care education and expertise using an online platform. As part of TIPS-ECHO, we conduct sessions to enable medical professionals to inculcate the principles of palliative care in their treatment.

Project ECHO® is an online lifelong learning and guided practice model that revolutionizes medical education and exponentially increases workforce capacity to provide best practice specialty care and reduce health disparities through its hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing networks.

Click here to read more about the TIPS-ECHO Program.


The Objective of the Online Foundation Course in Palliative Medicine is to train healthcare professionals in pain management and palliative care.

To ensure adequate interaction during sessions, we will have to limit the number of participants at each course on a first-come, first-served basis. So register quickly!


M.B.B.S or B.D.S with permanent registration with medical council.

Class Details

Classes Scheduled: 18 Sessions
Start Date: 23 Oct 2019
End Date: 4 Mar 2020
Day of the week: Wednesdays
Class Timing: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM



Participants need to attend all sessions. If one is unable to attend a session, due to unexpected emergency, they should watch the session videos provided and mail us back a summary of the class. Course certificate can be issued only to those who have attended minimum 80% of the sessions in person.


Course Fees

Course fees is ₹2000. Payment is to be made on acceptance of the application.


Features of Online Foundation Course in Palliative Medicine

  • Prescribed syllabus-oriented courses
  • 1 session per week
  • Pre-test and post-test for assessment
  • Case Presentation by a participant in each session
  • Regular assignments
  • Participants are provided with various learning materials for different topics
  • Several articles regarding subject shared
  • Certificate issuance at the end.

How to apply

Download the application form, fill it up and send it to


How to join the session

ECHO is conducted through ZOOM application which can be downloaded(free download) from Google play store for mobile phones and direct download from internet for Windows.

Download from:

Click here for instructions on how to download and join a meeting



For more information on this course or for any assistance, please call us at +91-6282902450 or write to us:

Clinical Director: Dr M. R. Rajagopal

Project Facilitator: Dr Sunilkumar M. M.

Project Coordinator: Ms Rajalekshmi Balu

Videos of Previous Sessions

Click here to view the videos of previous sessions

Job vacancies for palliative care physician and nurse at Tata Trust Hospitals

2019 September 13

Palliative care Physician, full time consultant

Location: Bhubaneswar, Chandrapur, Mangalore, Jamshedpur, Allahabad

Total Positions: 5

Reporting Manager: Head- Palliative Care, Tata Trusts, Cancer Care Programme

Click here for complete job description


Palliative care Nurse, full time

Location: Bhubaneswar, Tirupati, Mangalore, Allahabad, Jamshedpur, Chandrapur

Total Positions: 12

Reporting Manager: Head Nursing, Tata Trusts Cancer Care Programme

Click here for complete job description


Interested candidates may send their resume with the title mentioned in the job role to: /

Contact Number – 9819901229; 7208105900

A Palliative Care Professional’s Journey

2019 September 1

“I searched for an answer to my mother’s suffering, but in none of the books I scoured did I find the term, ‘palliative care’. Just weeks later, I encountered those words for the first time, and I decided that this is the field I want to belong to.”

Pallium India’s Program Director, Smriti Rana, in her talk “The Power of Stories in Transforming Healthcare” at TEDx SJMC, described to an enthralled audience her journey as a palliative care professional. She spoke about how her mother taught her to listen to the sound of the trees moving in the wind, and went on to describe the power of listening in healing. She narrated the heart-wrenching experience of watching her mother’s difficult cancer journey, over twenty years ago, and how it brought her to palliative care. She shared her own observations as a palliative care professional in the subsequent years, seeing suffering, and understanding how, more than the physical pain, the psychological part of it sometimes tormented the patient.

Several pairs of eyes in the audience were moist, and the standing ovation at the end of the talk was so well deserved.

TEDxSJMC, organized at St Johns Medical College, Bengaluru on September 1, 2019, with the theme, “360 degrees”, was a well-coordinated event, with several eminent speakers sharing their life journey and the lessons they learnt.

Catching them young: CME on palliative care at KGMU, Lucknow.

2019 September 1

Thanks to the initiative of Dr Anita Singh and the leadership of the Vice Chancellor Dr MLB Bhatt, King George’s Medical University (KGMU), Lucknow has initiated an active effort to enliven the palliative care services in the institution. Ms Shriya Singh and Dr. M. R. Rajagopal addressed a group of about 250 medical students, resident doctors and faculty members at a half-day event on 31 August 2019.

In the evening, pain physicians in the city got together to discuss ways of bringing in principles of palliative care into all medical practice. The director of Ram Manohar Lohia institute in Lucknow, Dr A K Tripathi and the head of Pain and Palliative Medicine at SGPGIMS Dr Anil Agarwal lead the discussions. We hope the media coverage will help to move things along.