Published on: June 30, 2017

Himachal Pradesh is called “Dev Bhoomi” – the land of the gods. Indeed it is an intensely  beautiful place in the foothills of the Himalayas.

With the support of Tata trusts, Pallium India had worked with champions in the government medical College at Tanda to develop a palliative care service. Now, the state has taken a major step forward.

On 29 June 2017 at Shimla, with Mr Prabodh Saxena IAS, the Principal Secretary for Health in the chair, Pallium India participated in a workshop with officials in the health department, medical education department, national health Mission and chief medical officers to discuss an action plan to improve access to palliative care in the state. This happens to be a state in which Mr. Navneet Marwaha, the drugs controller, has already implemented the Narcotics Amendment Act of 2014.

We have high hopes for palliative care development in the state.

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