Published on: October 11, 2023

Dr. Jatin Bhukal, Regional Facilitator-North, Pallium India writes:

As a newly joined Regional Facilitator at Pallium India, I embarked on a field visit to Trivandrum as a part of the home care program that left an indelible mark on my heart. This experience has not only reaffirmed my commitment to the cause but has also inspired me beyond words.

Accompanied by Nurse Greeshma and Palliative Care Assistant (PCA) Vipin, my mission was clear – to visit the homes of patients suffering from life-threatening ailments and distribute essential food and medicine kits and perform a general health check up, a regular practice at Pallium India. Little did I know that this visit would not only demonstrate the profound impact of the organization’s work but also reveal the depth of compassion that runs through its very core.

Our interactions with the patients and their families were truly moving. Their resilience in the face of adversity was evident, and their warm smiles in our presence were a testament to their strength. Nurse Greeshma and PCA Vipin explained their roles with a sense of purpose, highlighting that Pallium India’s mission extends beyond medical care to encompass all aspects of a patient’s life.

One aspect that particularly stood out was Pallium India’s commitment to education. Recognizing that many of these patients were once the primary earners for their families, and, with their illness, their children may be forced to drop out of school, this organization supports their education, offering hope for a better future.

The entire Pallium India team made me feel welcomed and valued from the moment I arrived. Their dedication and compassion for their patients were palpable. Working alongside them, I felt a genuine sense of unity and purpose.

Reflecting on my visit to Trivandrum, I’m grateful for the opportunity to be a part of Pallium India’s mission. The organization’s work, commitment to reducing suffering, and compassion in every action are truly inspiring.

I eagerly look forward to contributing to this noble cause, working together with this compassionate team to make a meaningful impact. Pallium India’s mission is about restoring hope, dignity, and quality of life to those facing immense challenges. It’s an honor to be part of this journey, and I’m excited to continue supporting this remarkable organization as we extend solace and assistance to those in need.

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