Published on: December 7, 2014

Nursing Excellence Award offered by Thanal Charitable Organization, Lakshadweep, honors outstanding performance in palliative nursing. This year’s Nursing Excellence Award was presented to Smt Crescentia T. T. by Shri B. Ramakantha, Honorable District Judge. Smt Crescentia has worked with Thanal for the last 16 years, with 3 years service in palliative care. This award consists of cash, shield and certificate.

During the presentation of the award, Shri B. Ramakantha said, “The service of mankind is the path to salvation and to God”. In his address, Shri. Achada Ahmed Haji called palliative care a very noble service. Dr K. Shamsudheen, District Health Officer, narrated his experiences during home visits. Janab AP Mohammed Koya, enchanted the audience with his own life story. He said that he could earn more happiness with palliative care team than with medications. Mr.Moulana, Chairman of Thanal, shared his dream of expanding the services to all other islands. Dr.Ali Azher, Palliative Care Doctor, and Mr.Ahammed Khafi, Clinical Nurse Specialist, also spoke on the occasion. Delegates from Australiasian Palliative Link International (APLI), Dr.Sophie, Dr.Joshua, Dr.Jonathan and Mrs.Sara appreciated all the good deeds done by Thanal.

Lakshadweep Institute of Palliative Medicine, an organ of Thanal, had been approved as Recognized Medical Institution for possession and supply of oral morphine by the Kerala Government.

Pallium India is very proud of this gem of an associate centre in Lakshadweep.

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