Obituary: Joseph Pulikkunnel

2017 December 29
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Joseph Pulikkunnel, a palliative care pioneer in Kerala, sadly died on 28 December 2017.

In 1982, Mr Pulikkunnel started what could be called a fore-runner of a palliative care service. He felt the need and started looking after people with incurable diseases, particularly people with poorly controlled diabetes and incurable cancer. In the 1990s he got professionals trained and developed it as a modern palliative care service. We pay obeisance to the departed soul.

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