Published on: March 21, 2024

Johanna Deeksha writes in The Scroll about Kerala’s palliative care journey from a 12-foot-by-12-foot room to its impact in the whole country with wide community participation in Kerala.

“The government does have a National Programme for Palliative Care under the National Health Mission”, she says. “But the website that lists the goals of the programme only mentions that it broadly aims to increase accessibility to morphine, and that the government recommends that every primary health centre, and health and wellness centre, should make provisions for palliative care”.

Read the article: Why Kerala’s palliative care model is making an impact

Indeed, though the National Programme for Palliative Care envisioned palliative care at all primary, secondary and tertiary levels of healthcare, there has been this huge implementation gap. 

Anyone who wants to see the whole document of National Programme for Palliative Care, please click here.

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