Published on: August 31, 2015

On July 27, 2015, we had reported to you about an army of compassion – a group of 22 middle level palliative care professionals who got together with a view to join the action for taking palliative care forward in India.

We are glad to report this progress from the state of Andhra Pradesh, where at the third anniversary of Sneha Sandhya Age Care Foundation, two members of the army, Dr N S Raju and Dr Vidya Viswanath, joined many important people like Mr Pravin Kumar (Commissioner of Greater Vishakhapatnam Municipal Corporation), Sudhakar Babu (Regional Director of Health), V Umamaheswara Rao (Registrar of Andhra University), Mr Satyanarayana Prasad (Deputy General Manager of State Bank of Hyderabad) and others, in asking for the development of a palliative care policy for the state.

Considering that Andhra Pradesh has a population of around 50 million, it is easy to understand what a big step this could turn out to be.

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