Published on: March 29, 2024

Exciting news emerges from the serene landscapes of Himachal Pradesh as Pallium India and the National Health Mission-Himachal Pradesh (NHM-HP) come together to revolutionize palliative care services in the state. The recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) marks a significant milestone in our collective efforts to enhance healthcare provisions for individuals facing life-limiting illnesses and their families.

Himachal Pradesh, with its picturesque vistas and vibrant culture, faces the universal challenge of ensuring access to quality palliative care services for its residents. Recognizing this need, Pallium India and NHM-HP have embarked on a collaborative journey to address these challenges and uplift the standards of care across the state.

The partnership between Pallium India and NHM-HP holds immense promise for the future of palliative care in Himachal Pradesh. Through this collaboration, we aim to integrate palliative care seamlessly into the existing healthcare framework, ensuring that it becomes an integral part of healthcare delivery in the state.

Together, we will work towards enhancing the skills and knowledge of healthcare professionals, advocating for policy reforms, raising community awareness, and mobilizing resources to establish sustainable palliative care services across Himachal Pradesh.

As we embark on this journey, we invite stakeholders from all walks of life to join us in our mission to make palliative care accessible to all those in need. Together, let us strive to create a future where compassionate end-of-life care is a fundamental human right, irrespective of geographical boundaries.

(Prepared by Dr. Jatin Bhukal, Regional Facilitator, Pallium India.)

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