Outreach Programs

Interested in starting a palliative care service somewhere in India?

Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences (a World Health Organization Collaborating Center), an organ of Pallium India, calls for Expression of Interest from medical institutions in India for undertaking development of palliative care services.

The aim of the project is to initiate palliative care in medical institutions which agree to making palliative care an institutional priority. The project will provide limited financial support, training of professionals and offer technical support to the selected institution.

All Government or charitable medical college hospitals or other major hospitals and major cancer centres are eligible to apply. Those from states without much development of palliative care services will be given priority.

The Institution selected is expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Pallium India. It should identify a doctor and a nurse to undergo a six weeks’ certificate course in Palliative Care at a centre identified by Pallium India. The trained faculty is to start a palliative care service abiding by national standards and following WHO guidelines.

Pallium India will bear the expenses for training of a doctor nurse team and will provide technical support, mentoring and monitoring of activities. A monthly modest financial support will be provided for two years in addition to an amount for the conduct of an education/awareness activity. A screening committee of the funding agency and Pallium India will be responsible for selection of centres and for monitoring and evaluation of the project.

Interested institutions are requested to fill up the expression of interest form and to send it to info@palliumindia.org. All queries may be directed to info@palliumindia.org or by post to Pallium India, Aisha Memorial Hospital, Manacaud P.O., Paruthikkuzhy, Thiruvananthapuram – 695009, Kerala, India.