Published on: October 6, 2021

Dr. Jagruti Kamdar from Mumbai sends us this note on the occasion of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2021:

Life is such a wonderful journey. It has its highs and its lows, and we all must live through our trials and tribulations.

But there comes a time when suffering becomes so great that all you wish for is for the suffering to end!

When I treat my patients and I see that I am making a difference in their life by reducing their suffering I feel proud and blessed all at the same time.

Recently, I received this message from my patient’s family:

Thank you for all your amazing kindness.. you are truly an angel on earth.

And it got me thinking about the nobleness and honesty of our profession.

The amazing determination we all must have, to do what is in their best interest, above all else.

In a few words, here is what I think we all are:

Suffering is Reduced…
Kindness is Personified…
An Angel on Earth…
A Palliative Care Specialist… is thus Defined!!

(Dr. Jagruti Kamdar is a dentist from Mumbai, with 30 years of experience in healthcare. She is now a Palliative Care Physician and aspires to make India Pain-free.)

17 responses to “Why I am Proud to be a Palliative Care Specialist”

  1. Dr Priti Sanghavi says:

    Congratulations Madam,
    Indeed reducing suffering is great job

  2. Harsha Dsve says:

    Wow, I am so proud of Dr Jagruti Kamdar and totally blessed to know her from my childhood. She is amazing person with lots of passion and care for others. Her helpful nature makes a great difference in life as an Angel.
    Heartiest congratulations and Best wishes on this new beautiful noble work. 👏🏻👏🏻❤️❤️

  3. Mahesh C Davé says:

    Your approach to Palliative care is interesting and helping people heal physically and of course mental status ( has been proven in case of our mother Shantaben. Thank you for recommending the Palliative care center in Ahmedabad.

  4. Kalpaja says:

    Beautifully worded… exactly what palliative care is all about!!

  5. Roopa Doshi says:

    Being a medical person ,I am sure you will do justice to this very much neglected field Jagruti.
    Best wishes to you.

  6. Minaxi says:

    Dr. Jagruti you made us proud. Your positive approach towards palliative care makes a tremendous difference to our Society. May god bless you for your noble work.

  7. Janvi Mehta says:

    This is so you…all the best…

  8. Kanan Shah says:

    Jagruti ,
    You are doing great work . Congratulations . Wishing you all the best 👍 😊

  9. Neha Sukhadia says:

    Your empathy, patience and humour are the reason you are ideal for palliative care. All the best to you.

  10. Shachin Nanavati says:

    તારી કરુણાનો જય હો..
    You are a fighter and not only for yourself but for others too. You are vibrant, confident and innovative who wants to do good for self, family and Universe. You are on path to heal. I am sure, आप बहुत दुआ कमाएगी… that is true wealth….

  11. Akshay Mehta says:

    Great news Jagrutiji. Need of the hour in the society. Good you have taken up this noble cause. Everyone dies one day, but making that passage smooth and pain free, and giving a feeling of being cared for is the most imp service you can render. May you succeed in this worthy endeavor and be a succor to the suffering. Best wishes on this new journey.

  12. Hema says:

    We are proud of that you are moving towards your goal of improving quality of life for both patients and their families. As I know you , you have always provided an extra layer of support when needed the most and now you are taking it to a next level. BRAVO Jagruti, keep it up.
    Congratulations and all the best 👍

  13. Sangeeta modi says:

    An apt profession for an apt person.You always had these characteristics and inborn qualities for a palliative care specialist.This profession is meant for you and you will do full justice to it is for sure.
    Am happy for you and proud that you have taken up such a noble profession.
    You are sure to be an angel to many. 😊👍

  14. Dr Jyoti Manjramkar says:

    Great contribution towards the of pain and suffering.
    Mam may I get your contact details please

  15. Dr. Jagruti Kamdar says:

    Hi. Thank you so much!
    You can contact me on

  16. Shachin Nanavati says:

    I think reducing the suffering is certainly a very sensitive and kind job. It is service with compassion and love. It has great benefits at both ends. At one end you create a pain free status and at the other end you Cleanse your soul. Wish you pleasure in serving….

  17. Asim Shah says:

    Glad to have you associated with Bharatiya Arogya Nidhi