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.

A whole day dedicated to palliative care at NAPCON2018

2018 November 30

29 November 2018 saw a whole day’s pre-conference workshop dedicated to palliative care at Ahmedabad, prior to the National Conference on Pulmonary Diseases. As Dr Rajani Surendar Bhat pointed out quoting Victor Hugo, “Nothing can stop an idea whose time has come”. It now appears that palliative care has indeed arrived at the Pulmonary Medicine Fort.

Dr Sujeet Rajan and Dr Rajam Iyer, two pulmonologists from Mumbai took the lead in organizing a whole-day pre-conference workshop on palliative care.

The famous Dr David Currow (seen in the picture) from Australia was the star attraction.

There were talks, a panel discussion and role plays. All in all, a very satisfying day. Pallium India was privileged to be a part of it.

Screening of ‘Hippocratic’ at the World Congress of Bioethics, Bengaluru

2018 November 29

Hippocratic – 18 Experiments in Gently Shaking the World’, the documentary film by Moonshine Agency, will be screened at the 14th World Congress of Bioethics and 7th National Bioethics Conference at Bengaluru.

Day: Wednesday, December 5

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Venue: St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, Sarjapur Road, Bengaluru.

The film will be followed by an audience interaction led by Dr. M. R. Rajagopal (Chairman of Pallium India and 2018 Padmashree Awardee).

This film has successfully toured India, the US, Australia and Canada, shining a light on health equity in developing countries; palliative care in India and the ethical practice of medicine. It has also served as a platform for creating more conversations around access to, and availability of pain relief, and to demand a health care system that treats the person and not just the disease.

We look forward to your presence and participation at the event.

Establish palliative care centres in all govt hospitals: PIL

2018 November 28

Times of India reports:

A public interest litigation (PIL) was filed before the Madurai bench of the Madras high court seeking directions to the government to constitute palliative care centres in all government medical college hospitals, district headquarters and taluk hospitals.

The petitioner, P Prabhakar Pandian, an advocate stated that in Tamil Nadu, no palliative care units are available to the poor people, especially in rural areas. According to the petition, palliative care requires broad multi-disciplinary approach which includes good infrastructure and governance policy.

Read the complete article here

Thank you ECHO-India and Thank you PHFI.

2018 November 27

In what we see as an exciting positive development, our internet-based ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) educational program is being successful in empowering health care professionals from all over the country. We have already completed 5 different ECHO courses, some with as many as 22 leading spokes. We are immensely grateful to Dr Sanjeev Arora, the pioneering founder of ECHO International who agreed to work with us and to build our capacity.

The famous Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) directed by Dr Srinath Reddy has taken over the task of evaluation of ECHO-India.

On the 27th of November 2018, we had representatives from both ECHO-India and PHFI on their evaluation visits. For us in Pallium India, it was a great learning experience.

Help Pallium India to treat serious health-related pain and suffering

2018 November 26

Pallium India seeks your support:

We offer patients free palliative care as well as free medicines. For families who are struggling to put food on the table, we provide food packets. We also support the education of the kids in the suffering families.

Pallium India works only on donations.

To continue our work with patients and families, and to stop their suffering, we need money. With your kind help, we will be able to save lives, educate children and prevent these families from being destroyed.

Donate Now: https://milaap.org/fundraisers/pallium-india

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