A Palliative Care Toolkit Training Programme was conducted at the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences between 21st and 25th June 2010.
It was led by Dr Mhoira Leng, the director of the international organisation Cairdeas International and the palliative care team at SGPGI consisting of Dr Shakeel Ahmad, Dr Sanjay Dhiraaj and palliative care nurse Alice among others. The group also had interactive sessions with medical personnel from nearby medical colleges.
Around 20 people were trained in 5 days and more than 40 were sensitised to the compelling need for palliative care services in the region. Significant coverage in the media ensured that more and more people who need such services but had no prior knowledge of this form of treatment will now be able to access it.
We are also happy that the team has been able to increase their home care services in the last few months.
Download a PDF of press clippings about the training programme – articles printed in English and Hindi.