Published on: October 31, 2014

Kochi (Cochin) is perhaps the most vibrant city in Kerala, forming the business hub of the state. Pallium India got energized by three events in Kochi in which it took part. The first was on the 6th October 2014, where we had an elaborate discussion with the local branch of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM). You might remember our earlier communication, announcing the joint declaration by ISCCM and Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC) regarding End of Life Care in the context of critical care.

On the 16th of October, 2014 (World Anaesthesia Day), we had two events. The first was the opening of a new palliative care centre at Lisie Hospital, Kochi. This is really a major event. A pharmaceutical company associated with the institution and housed within its campus has been making low cost morphine for all Kerala, for about 15 years. The hospital now starts its own palliative care service.

And finally, we had a meeting organized by the Cochin branch of the Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists. They gave anISA Kochi award of honour to the Chairman of Pallium India, Dr M. R. Rajagopal, and in the process, handed over a sheaf of cheques, more than twenty of them – collected by the members and well-wishers – to go towards support for Pallium India.


So much activity, so much enthusiasm. We are proud to work with activists in Kochi.


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