Palliative Care Policy proposed for Karnataka state

2015 December 5

Karnataka Policy Discussion“This is a humanitarian endeavour. I am glad you are taking the initiative,” said Mr Atul Tiwari IAS, Principal Secretary of Health, Government of Karnataka.

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.

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  1. Usha Augustine permalink
    December 6, 2015

    This dream come true for Karnataka !! Wish you well Goethe people behind for this Nobel cause !!

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