At this moment, over a million people in India are in unimaginable pain. We refuse to look the other way. We choose to hear the cry, and to do what we can.
Please join us. Your help is needed.

Pallium India’s new address

2020 February 8

Please note.

Pallium India’s headquarters, which has been functioning at PMS Dental College Campus in Vattappara, has shifted to a new location from 8 February 2020.

The address is: Pallium India, Aisha Memorial Hospital, Manacaud P.O., Paruthikkuzhy, Thiruvananthapuram – 695009

It is by the side of the national highway as you drive from the city towards Kovalam, 2.7 kilometres south of Eanjakkal.

For information, please call: Babu Abraham – 9746745502

Vacancy: Medical Social Worker at Trivandrum

2020 February 6

Organization: Pallium India

Job Title: Medical Social Worker

Nature of Job: Permanent – Full Time

Vacancy: 2 (two)

Remuneration: Depends on candidates’ Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

Reporting to: Additional Director – TIPS

Place of Job: Trivandrum

Qualification: Masters in Social Work (Full-Time) from a recognized university with specialization in Medical & Psychiatry

Experience: Fresher /1-2 years


Roles & Responsibilities

  • Evaluation and management of problems of patients and families requiring palliative care with particular attention to social issues.
  • Auditing of palliative patient care with intent to identification of problems and bringing up possible solutions to problems to the attention of the administration.
  • Taking part in on-going research activities or initiating need based research programs with the approval of scientific committee.
  • Liaising with the Government departments for getting Scheme related information for the patients.
  • Taking steps to publish reports/data from audits or research programs with the objective of improved patient care anywhere.
  • Maintaining regular reporting to superior officials as advised in the contract.
  • Attending (first) and organizing (later) educational programs on behalf of Pallium India.
  • Maintaining good relations with clients, donors, well-wishers and staff during telephone conversations, email contacts, personal contacts or any other.


How to apply:

Interested candidates please send detailed and updated CV to with subject as “Application for Medical Social Worker”.

For more details, contact: Arathy V Nair, Human Resources: +91 9746745501


Vacancy: Staff Nurse at Pallium India, Trivandrum

2020 February 4

Organization: Pallium India

Job Title: Staff Nurse

Nature of Job: Contract – Full Time

Remuneration: Depends on candidates’ Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

Reporting to: Nurse-In-Charge

Place of Job: Trivandrum.

Qualification: B.Sc Nursing/GNM graduate from a recognized university with Kerala Nursing Council Registration

Desired Qualification: Certification in Palliative Nursing

Experience: Fresher /1-2 years


Roles & Responsibilities

  • As a palliative care Staff Nurse, provide symptom management, pain relief and supportive care for the patient in inpatient care, outpatient clinic and home based care.
  • Facilitate clarification of patient and family goals of care.
  • Facilitate information sharing and decision making regarding patient care.
  • Consult with fellow physicians and the interdisciplinary team in establishing a written plan of care at intervals specified in the plan.
  • Adhere to the practice of confidentiality regarding patients, families, staff, and the organization.
  • Assist in the development of standards of care and practice.
  • Participate first and organize academic sessions and training programs for skill development.
  • Facilitate and participate awareness campaigns in the community.
  • Collaborate with similar Palliative care organizations and oncology community to create awareness and advocate for palliative care in India and overseas.
  • Undertake and guide research and projects in the field of Palliative care.


How to apply:

Interested candidates please send detailed and updated CV to with subject as “Application for Staff Nurse”.

For more details, contact: Arathy V Nair, Human Resources: +91 9746745501


Pallium India invites nominations for our board of trustees

2020 January 31

Pallium India trust would like to add two persons to our board of trustees – a person who has gone through serious health-related suffering (SHS) and one who has been a caregiver to someone in SHS for a protracted period of time.

We would particularly welcome anyone who is familiar with the concept of palliative care and with Pallium India and agrees with the vision, mission and core values of Pallium India.

Nominations would be screened by a screening committee from among the trustees of Pallium India for preliminary selection and then submitted to the board of trustees for approval. Interested people may nominate themselves or nominate someone else, with curriculum vitae, any supporting documents and contact details.

Nominations are to be sent to:

Last date for receipt of nominations: 5 February 2020.

Palliative care educational program intervention: 22 & 23 February 2020

2020 January 31

Pallium India joins the chief organiser, Regional Cancer Centre Trivandrum, Cancer Relief India and Indian Medical Association in organising the following two events.

Please note that the first day (22 Feb) is an introductory course for freshers including doctors, nurses and medical students.

The second day’s event (23 Feb) is a refresher course for doctors who have already been trained in palliative care.

Dr Suresh Reddy, MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Texas, USA, Dr M V Pillai, haemato-oncologist from USA, Miss Gilly Burn from UK and Dr Ann Broderick from Iowa, USA will be the visiting faculty joining the Indian team.

Dr CV Prasanth of Regional Cancer Centre Trivandrum is the organising secretary.

Please see the poster for the contact information and venue.