Published on: February 28, 2022

Less than one month after the historic report of the Lancet Commission on the Value of Death of 31 January 2022, Government of UK is to support a bill to be tabled before the Parliament to make access to palliative care a legal right across the country. 

Professor and palliative care doctor Baroness Ilora Finlay, is a member of the House of Lords and a strong force in improving access to palliative care in the UK. 

Perhaps it is time to reflect on where we are in India in this matter.

Access even to basic pain relief reaches less than 4% of Indians. However, the recent introduction of palliative care into MBBS course and into the National Health Policy give us reason for optimism for the future, provided we are able to work together for the cause.

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