‘This is the kind of training we wanted’
‘This is the kind of training we wanted. We never had this much of exposure in a huge set up like GMCH. Thank you Pallium India for introducing us to palliative care.’
‘Got to learn many new things. Enjoyed the training.’
In the process of developing palliative care in Haryana, Pallium India, with support from Directorate of Health & Family Welfare, conducted a 10-day Foundation Course in Pain and Palliative Medicine from 2nd Sept to 11th Sept 2019 at State Institute of Health and Family Welfare, Punchkula.
The course was attended by Medical Officers and Staff Nurses from every district of Haryana. As Palliative Care is an emerging concept and is also need of the hour, especially since Haryana has the highest number of cancer cases in India, this course has been designed keeping in mind the objective to enable participants to gain not only theoretical knowledge but also to get hands-on training in dealing with palliative care patients while focussing on management of pain and communication.
By the end of the course, the participants were able to learn the importance of palliative care including administration of opioids for medical purpose. We hope that they would incorporate this knowledge in their practice at every district of Haryana where at the moment, Palliative Care services are only confined to PGIMER and GMCH in the union capital territory of Chandigarh.