A three-decades-long mission:

2019 February 28

Cancer Relief International and Pallium India have joined hands to do a series of educational programs aimed at empowerment of medical and nursing students in Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

This is a mission that Gilly Burn had embarked on in the 1980s. She travelled from place to place in India as the manifestation of her love affair with this country. She would talk palliative care to anyone who would listen and has energised scores of professionals and volunteer champions to get into this field.

Dr Rajagopal, Chairman of Pallium India says, “I personally am immensely grateful to Providence that I came across this great human being at Trivandrum in 1992. Gilly took me along with 5 other Indian doctors on a 10 week course in Oxford conducted by Dr Robert Twycross which lay the foundation of quality palliative care in me and in numerous others.”

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