Published on: August 31, 2019

This year’s World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is on October 12, 2019.

The theme for this year’s palliative care day is: Palliative Care: it’s My Care, My Right.

The theme My Care, My Right aims to communicate that palliative care can be demanded by the public – and that, together, every person impacted by a life-limiting illness can influence their policy makers to prioritize palliative care financing under Universal Health Coverage.

To know more about World Palliative Care Day, please visit:

Patient Get-together at IHMCT, Trivandrum

Every year, Pallium India commemorates World Hospice and Palliative Care day by taking the people we care for (including their families, of course) for an outing to a local amusement spot, beach, museum, zoo, park, etc. Many of these people are denied opportunities to see beyond the four walls of their houses and they cherish the memory of these fun-filled days and eagerly await the next one.

This year Pallium India is organizing a get-together of patients and their family members on 12th October 2019 at Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (IHMCT), Kovalam from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. This program is being arranged with the enthusiastic support of the staff and students of IHMCT. We expect around 450 people to take part in it.

You can help!

We request well-wishers to donate so that this day can be enjoyable for the participants. Click here to make a donation. Please specify in the ‘Notes’ that your donation is to be used for World Palliative Care Day activities.

Contact: Babu Abraham +91-9746745502

3 responses to “Patient get-together on World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2019”

  1. Pranab Kumar Basu says:

    Thanks to Pallium India for posting this . The theme Palliative Care: It’s “My care, My right” is really appropriate. In India only 2 percent patients with life-threatening disease access to palliative care which reveals the fact how poor scenario is . The patient with life ending disease must have the right to live better quality of life and dignified peaceful death. Government should have the feeling and empathy for the need of the patients and positive planning must be taken and executed in the interest of the patients undergoing palliative care, so that the patients under poor pecuniary conditions may come under Universal Health Coverage.
    World Hospice and Palliative Care Day on 12 October,2019 should be honoured taking an oath to reach out all patients with life-threatening disease facilitating the access of palliative care and Universal Health Coverage scheme.

  2. Runa Mitra says:

    Pallium India for posting ,The theme Palliative Care: It’s “My care, My right” is really good thinking. Because every patient has own opinion how to take care himself or herself and also they have right to how they live their end of life .

  3. Dr Usha Udgaonkar says:

    Right theme ‘
    ‘my care my right’
    Awareness is very essential