Palliative Care Training Program in Silchar, Assam
For most of the students as well as the faculty of the college, the concept of palliative care was new. At the end of the training, several students expressed interest in getting a better understanding of the practice of palliative care.
There is no palliative care service available at Silchar Medical College Hospital. Apart from one doctor, Dr.Iqbal, and two nurses, Ms. Sarita and Ms Achun, at Cachar Cancer and Research Centre, there are no trained palliative care healthcare professionals there. Dr. Iqbal, Ms. Sarita and Ms. Achun had undergone 6 weeks certificate training in palliative medicine / nursing from Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences.