Thanks to the initiative of Dr Anita Singh and the leadership of the Vice Chancellor Dr MLB Bhatt, King George’s Medical University (KGMU), Lucknow has initiated an active effort to enliven the palliative care services in the institution. Ms Shriya Singh and Dr. M. R. Rajagopal addressed a group of about 250 medical students, resident doctors and faculty members at a half-day event on 31 August 2019.
In the evening, pain physicians in the city got together to discuss ways of bringing in principles of palliative care into all medical practice. The director of Ram Manohar Lohia institute in Lucknow, Dr A K Tripathi and the head of Pain and Palliative Medicine at SGPGIMS Dr Anil Agarwal lead the discussions. We hope the media coverage will help to move things along.