Pallium India’s new outpatient clinic for children who need palliative care has started functioning at Pallium India’s premises. It was inaugurated on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at 10 a.m. by Miss Lydia, a beneficiary, Dr Chinchilu (SAT hospital) and Pallium India’s chairman Dr M R Rajagopal.
The pediatric outpatient clinic has been initiated with support from UST Global’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative. Representatives of the UST CSR team, Ms Lakshmi, and Mr Vineet Mohan, Dr Sangeetha (Pallium India’s paediatric palliative care physician) were also present along with the staff and well-wishers of Pallium India.
Mr. Vijayakumar and Mr. Anil from Himalaya Friends by Tarkett, donated paediatric wheelchairs, diapers, etc. for the children receiving care.
The services will be available on a weekly basis as half-day out-patient clinics every Saturday, at Pallium India, and as a full-day clinic on Thursdays at Sree Avittam Thirunal (SAT) Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram.
This initiative has been launched to reach more children who are suffering from a range of life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, from autoimmune diseases, congenital anomalies, chronic kidney disease and much more. The team frequently see children from across Kerala and from even Tamil Nadu, as pediatric palliative care services are still largely underdeveloped. Providing these services will try and bridge this gap for innumerable children who may benefit from accessing the following services provided through multi-disciplinary teams-
- Symptom management
- Pain management
- Physiotherapy and rehabilitation
- Psychosocial support
- Caregiver support
- Psychological counselling
- Need-based support- occupational therapy, speech therapy, nutritionists
- Home care
- Physical aids and assistive devices support
In the near future, we would like the OPD to run full days and more days a week.
Our sincere gratitude to UST Global for supporting this much-needed project.
To know more about the clinic, please contact Mr Sharath Krishna at +91 94968 48878
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