Pallium India’s volunteer from Delhi, Nandini Jayaprakasan sends us this report:
Pallium India, in association with Delhi Malayalee Association (DMA) Vasundhara Enclave, organised a sensitization program on palliative care on 19th May 2019 at Community Hall, Triveni Apartments, Vasundhara Enclave. The objective of this program was to create awareness on palliative care and how a community can help those suffering from terminal illness and pain.
Mr Murali Menon, Chairman of DMA welcomed Dr. Mary Abraham and Dr. Saima Furqan on behalf of DMA, Vasundhara Enclave.
Dr. Saima gave the introduction on palliative care and a brief on Pallium India’s activities.
Dr. Mary Abraham (consultant, Pain and Palliative Care) enlightened the audience with an introduction to palliative care and explained how community plays a crucial role in it.
The program got full support from the DMA members, especially Smt Sreekala S Nair, Smt Dhanya Ramachandran and Smt Sujata Ishwar, who took care of arranging the venue and in mobilizing participants. Around 60 people attended the program and 15 of them offered their willingness to volunteer.
The program was very informative, and concluded with an active Q&A session. Dr. Saima delivered a vote of thanks and appreciated the efforts of DMA and welcomed all future collaboration regarding palliative care.
It was a bunch of enthusiasts with a heart to serve the ones in need and therefore an attempt to get volunteers for palliative care proved to be a successful one.