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than the lips that pray.
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October 2017

Looming crisis in India: opioid access is challenged! We hear with a sense of shock that manufacturing of morphine in the Government Opium and Alkaloid Works – currently the only possible source of raw morphine powder in the country – has stopped in the only two factories in Neemuch and Ghazipur. We hear that the… Read More

Sahayatra Palliative Care Awareness Ride

Pallium India, IAPC (Kerala), CET Cycle Club (CCC) and Indus Cycling Embassy, Trivandrum have jointly organized a palliative care awareness bicycle ride from Mannarkad, Palakkad to Kovalam, Trivandrum. The event was flagged off on September 29th and will terminate at Udaya Samudra, Kovalam at 5p.m. on October 2nd. The bicycle riders are being welcomed warmly… Read More

Rajam S Nair Endowment

Dr Ajith Nair and his wife Jaya Nair have instituted “Rajam S Nair Endowment” in the sacred memory of their loving mother, the late Rajam S Nair. Rajam Nair was born in Haripad, Kerala in 1947. She died of Leukemia on 01 September 2014. She was an exceptional person with such love and sympathy for… Read More

“End-of-life care law” is gasping for breath.

More than a year after the Government of India published a draft end-of-life care law, the matter is still seems to be hanging in the air. Please see a commentary published in the Journal of Global Oncology by Aju Matthew and M.R.Rajagopal, Care of the Terminally Ill Patient in India: Comments on the Proposed Legislation.… Read More

IAHPC announces Traveling Scholarships to the 2018 ALPC Congress, EAPC Research Congress and ICPCN Conference

The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) has announced the following scholarships: Twenty (20) scholarships to support the travel of palliative care workers to attend the IX Congreso Latinoamericano de Cuidados Paliativos de la Asociación Latinoamericana de Cuidados Paliativos (ALCP) in Santiago, Chile on April 11-14, 2018. Deadline to apply is December 15,… Read More

TIPS ECHO sessions on Pain Management

Sumitha T., Project Executive at Pallium India, writes: Pallium India, through its Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences – Extension for Community Health Outcome (TIPS-ECHO) program, is now propagating the concepts of palliative care throughout the country along with the stories of human lives in dire need for pain relief and palliative care in the 21st… Read More

Vacancy: Project Manager at Vishakhapatnam, AP

Pallium India is looking for a committed, creative professional passionate about making a lasting difference in the health care of people. The candidate will be based out of Vishakhapatnam, AP, and is expected to travel across AP and to other parts of India as and when required. Project position: Project Manager Location: Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh… Read More

Kochi declaration

Dott.ssa Nunziata Comoretto In the presence of Archbishop Mons. Vincenzo Paglia and Dott.ssa Nunziata Comoretto from the Vatican, the Catholic Health Association of India (CHAI) at its National Health Convention in Kakkanad, Kochi, declared unequivocally that palliative care is the right of every person who needs it and that hospitals have a duty to provide… Read More