Indian Cancer Society’s Annual Summit
Dr Preeti Chauhan’s presentation at the Indian Cancer Society's Annual Summit on 'The role of NGOs in Cancer Care' depicted the incredible 19-year struggle it took to get amendments done in the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act of 1985.
Beyond Charity: The Need for Integrated Palliative Care in India
"As a physician, it appalled me how hard I had to fight to get my mother the hospice care she desired. Her passing left me both devastated and disillusioned with a healthcare system that had deeply failed her." Sue Royappa writes.
Palliative Care in Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh does not currently have a State Palliative Care policy. However, the Government of Madhya Pradesh began initiating the Palliative Care Program since 2018 under the umbrella of the National Program for Palliative Care (NPPC).
Overwriting Misconceptions About Palliative Care
The truth is that palliative care isn't exclusively hospice care; it isn't reserved for cancer patients and doesn't take away from regular treatments. On the contrary, it has significantly improved the quality of those struggling with long-term illnesses or conditions.