Pallium India’s trustee and volunteer, Ashla Rani has won the International award for excellence in Palliative Care 2021, in the ‘Volunteers’ category. This is an annual award instituted by Cancer Aid Society, USA, for SAARC (South-Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) countries.
Mr Suresh T P, a nurse from Safdarjung Hospital and Dr Stanley Macaden, founder of palliative care services in Baptist hospital Bangalore won the award in the ‘Nurses’ and ‘Doctors’ categories respectively.
The winners were announced at the recently concluded Indian Association of Palliative Care conference (IAPCON) held at Patna.
Dr Piyush Gupta, the vice-president of Cancer Aid Society said that the winners were selected after due diligence and consideration to the applications and concurrence of the honourable judges who were indeed given the judgement in the presence of various strong contenders.
Ashla Rani, in addition to volunteering as a counsellor for people with disabilities and children, is an activist for the cause of accessible public places for people living with disabilities. She is also the winner of Government of Kerala’s Youth Icon award in 2017.