Establish palliative care centres in all govt hospitals: PIL

2018 November 28

Times of India reports:

A public interest litigation (PIL) was filed before the Madurai bench of the Madras high court seeking directions to the government to constitute palliative care centres in all government medical college hospitals, district headquarters and taluk hospitals.

The petitioner, P Prabhakar Pandian, an advocate stated that in Tamil Nadu, no palliative care units are available to the poor people, especially in rural areas. According to the petition, palliative care requires broad multi-disciplinary approach which includes good infrastructure and governance policy.

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