We celebrated world palliative care day
2013 November 1
Most of us would never know how it feels to experience the waves brushing against your feet, when you are paralyzed from the waist down and have altered sensations. “It is bliss!” was what Sindhu said. 12 october 2013 was the one day in the year for most of them, in which they had the luxury of getting out of the four walls that ordinarly confined them.
The palliative care team at Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences led by 109 patients, many of them wheel-chair-bound, celebrated World Palliative Care Day at the seaside palliative care facility at Fathima Hospital, Thumpa. The event was jointly organized by Pallium India and Fathima Hospital, Thumpa. Volunteer students from Malankara Catholic College, Mar Ivanios College and Mar Baselios Engineering College helped to transport the patients and to look after them.
The well-known mimicry artiste Kalabhavan George Eloor and cine artist Mr. Krishna Balakrishna entertained the audience.