Ms Gilly Burn gave a talk on Pain-Free Hospital at the auditorium of Dr. Bhubaneswar Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI), Guwahati, on 26th October 2023. There were almost 70 participants from various disciplines such as doctors, nurses, social workers, auxiliary staff, students, office staff, technical staff, housekeeping staff, and security personnel. The session was a one-and-a-half-hour didactic lecture followed by half an hour of interaction. A short discussion and ideas/techniques were shared about a pain-free campus with two deputy directors of BBCI along with representatives from associated organizations like NERIM and MSSV.
Thereafter Gilly visited the proposed Palliative Care centre within the BBCI campus and offered various ideas for the construction and beautification of the centre. She also visited the OPD and counseled a few patients and visited the inpatient areas as well.
(Report prepared by Rontu Sangma, Regional Facilitator NE, Pallium India.)