Published on: September 28, 2022

In the article Going the last mile: How to enable a graceful care journey for the elderly published in the Hindustan Times on September 23, 2022, Rajiv Tandon and Sanjana Kumari give us hope for the future. They have started piloting palliative care where it is most needed – in the slums of Delhi. 

We applaud and agree. Thank you, Mr Rajiv Tandon and Ms Sanjana Kumari.

And they recommend that “This service should be accessible to all Indians irrespective of where they stand in the social strata”. Hurray! Equity; accessibility; justice!

We have good news to add to their recommendation for training in humanities for doctors. From 2019, pain management, end of life care and AETCOM (Attitude, Ethics and Communication) have been added to MBBS curriculum!

Thank you for proving that palliative care is everyone’s business. And thank you, Harsh Vardhan Sahni, for bringing this article to our attention.

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