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than the lips that pray.
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June 2017

Advance directive: Supreme Court leaves it to the Parliament: On a public interest litigation filed in the Supreme Court by Girish Gokhale (lawyer), Raj Mani (intensivist), Srinagesh Simha (palliative care physician) and Roop Gurshahani (neurologist), the Supreme Court leaves it to the government. “Keeping in view the sensitivity and importance of the matter, we allow… Read More

Honour for Pallium India from QPMPA

Qualified Private Medical Practitioners’ Association gave a huge honour to Pallium India by conferring its prestigious T.M.Paul award 2017 on Dr M.R.Rajagopal. The generous purse that came with it will help to relieve a lot of suffering of our patients. Thank you, QPMPA. All of us at Pallium India are very grateful to you. Source:… Read More

Impressive opening of Digital Nerve Centre (DiNC)

Padmabhooshan Dr V Santha at the opening of DiNC Tata trusts and Tata Consultancy Services have got together with Tata Memorial Cancer Centre to create DiNC. The Centre would act not only as an information centre, but would also support a patient through the period of investigations and treatment. And there would be enough hand-holding… Read More

New book on establishing palliative care organisation and delivery worldwide

Kate Jackson from e-hospice writes to inform us about the launching of the book, “Building Integrated Palliative Care Programmes and Services published by former members of the Technical Advisory Group supporting the World Health Organization Palliative Care Initiative. The book was launched at the 15th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care at Madrid.… Read More

Dr Linge Gowda wins a prestigious award

Dr Linge Gowda, palliative care physician and director of regional Cancer Centre, Kidwai Institute of oncology, Bengaluru was honoured at the venue of the European Association of palliative care conference at Madrid on 20 May, 2017. European Journal of palliative care conferred the palliative care policy award on him. Dr Linge Gowda was the prime… Read More

Delightful visit from Gandhi Fellows

Sumitha.T.S, Pallium India’s project executive writes:  “Doctors carry bags of medicines and supplies to patients homes! They talk to the patient on matters other than the disease and medicines! They interact freely with the families, with the nurses and other staff!” “Volunteers from the community are actively engaged in patient care; they get no payment… Read More

Meet Sulthan – an exceptional boy

This is Sulthan of Murukkumpuzha, Trivandrum, age 14 years. He has just completed his 8th std in school. He lives with his mother (the only earning member in the family, she is employed as a coolie), sister (in 6th std) and Grandmother (a patient). Sulthan is crazy about cricket and attends cricket coaching class. It… Read More