Palliative Care Policy proposed for Karnataka state
With the initiative of Dr Linge Gowda, palliative care physician and Director of the Regional Cancer Centre at Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bengaluru, seniors officials from heath, National Health Mission (NHM) and Drug Controller sat together with palliative care experts to discuss the possible palliative care policy for Karnataka.
Perhaps it is indicative of the changing times that there was not one word of dissent; not one face showed lack of enthusiasm. The group sat together, discussed possible plans of action. A working committee is likely to meet soon to discuss the possible policy document. Pallium India hopes that the draft document submitted by it will ease the process.