Published on: March 23, 2024

Pallium India hosted a Pediatric Medical Camp on 17th March 2023 at Sneha Palliative Care Society, Murukkumpuzha, Trivandrum.

A total of 22 children took part in the camp from different areas of Murukkumpuzha centre. The main objective of the camp was to bring an awareness about the pediatric palliative care among the local people and community. It was hosted in collaboration with the Sneha Palliative Care Society headed by Mr. Francis, volunteer of Murukkumpuzha Centre. Mr. Francis has been an active volunteer and assisting Pallium India in ensuring the quality palliative care to all the patients in his neighbourhood.

The program was inaugrated by Mr Francis (Volunteer, Pallium India), Dr Sunil Kumar (Additional Director, TIPS), Dr Robin Joseph Abraham (Pediatrician, SUT Academy of Medical Sciences). The Medical Camp began with a Session on Community Awareness by Dr Sunil Kumar. The interactive session ensured active engagement and insights were shared through case studies and real life scenarios which helped the community to comprhened more on palliative care.

The medical camp provided a platform for different children and their family to identify their unknown health problems and identifying the requirement of palliative care. The medical camp included checkups for children of all ages, consultation with experienced pediatrician and palliative care physicians. In addition to that, the camp also provided health education sessions for parents.

The event was organized by the Pallium India’s Children’s palliative care team – Dr. Sangeetha Suresh, Sr. Shaneefa, Ms. Devika R.J and supported by Mr.Vishnu, Ms.Hridhi and Mr. Muthu Kumar.

This Pediatric Medical Camp stands as a testament to Pallium India’s commitment to advancing healthcare education and improving patient outcomes mainly in pediatric palliative care. The success of the workshop was evident in the overwhelmingly positive feedback from the parents and the volunteers.

As we reflect on the positive outcomes and the enhanced capabilities of our healthcare workforce, we anticipate a ripple effect that will positively impact the quality of care provided to pediatric patients facing life-limiting illness.

(Report prepared by Devika Rajendran, Social officer, Pallium India.)

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