Published on: March 30, 2020

“The three-week lockdown is going to hit hard the weak and vulnerable the most. While the government has announced special care for marginalized, one community set to face a tough challenge will be the palliative care patients.” Jisha Surya reports for The Times of India.

The TOI quotes Dr Rajagopal, Chairman of Pallium India: “We have around 1.7 lakh elders who are living alone. Loneliness is a huge burden. At the time of lockdown, volunteers must help in ensuring medicine and other essentials for such persons. A telephonic service to keep them engaged should be ensured.”

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