Published on: October 24, 2016

Despite all the news reports in the media, misunderstandings continue even among medical professionals. Despite all the declarations of the World Health Assembly and International Narcotics Control Board, pain continues to be untreated.

Please see this report: Too little, too late: Why palliative care is vastly inadequate in India

Is there not violation of our fundamental right to life with dignity when hospitals do not stock or use the essential medicine, morphine?

How can we justify medical and nursing curricula which do not include palliative care?