Honestly, we find it difficult to believe that it has happened. But at about 5.35 PM on 21 February 2014, the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Indian Parliament also passed the NDPS amendment bill. It happened, finally.
It is done!
It has been a great journey, frustrating most of the time, but nevertheless a great experience, finding goodness in people all over the country, in the highest places in the Government as well as among the lowest.
In 1993, we did not know the road to take. We were like the Cheshire cat who told Alice in Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece. “When you don’t know where you are going, every road will take you there.”
Well, we finally got here.
Thank you everyone who supported the palliative care people in the country to get here and to gain the power to wipe away some more tears.
Training in pain management and eligibility for “Recognised Medical Institutions” for morphine
The Drugs Controller of Kerala has published an order making online training adequate for a doctor to be in charge of stocking and dispensing morphine and other step 3 opioids in any recognised medical institution.
PHFI Certificate Course concludes
On the 27th of March, we concluded the first season of the Certificate Course in Palliative Care, in collaboration with the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI).
IAPCON 2021 goes online – a novel experience
The 28th annual international conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPCON 2021) was held from 19th to 21st of March 2021 at AIIMS Patna. Dr Arjun reports.