The hands that serve are better
than the lips that pray.
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Wheel to Reel

Being on a wheelchair did not prevent Dr Siju Vijayan from dreaming, or for that matter, from realising his dreams. On 17 June 2017 at the International Documentary & Short Film Festival of Kerala in Kairali theatre at Trivandrum, several of us at Pallium India had the privilege of attending the premiere of his short… Read More

A prayer answered; thank you Dr Aju Mathew

Pallium India’s information centre frequently receives requests for advise on management, particularly of cancer. Of course we make it clear that we cannot provide treatment online, but still people need to have questions answered. Often their doctors do not have the time or the inclination to provide information. Several busy oncologists, especially and most frequently,… Read More

To live until the final fall

“Palliative care has for long been seen as the last resort for terminally-ill cancer patients, a misconception that unfortunately skews public perception, according to Dr Mallika Tiruvadanan, consultant doctor, Lakshmi Pain and Palliative Care Centre.” Please read the article on the poor access to palliative care in our country by Gokul Nair in The New… Read More

Pallium India honored!

Sandeepani Sewa Samiti at Kaladi, Trivandrum, honored Dr M. R. Rajagopal, Chairman of Pallium India, with their 2nd annual award. We expect that the involvement of this humane organisation will significantly reduce health-related suffering in their locality. And the purse that came with the award, as usual, goes towards patient care. Thank you for the… Read More

ECHO Season 2 begins on June 13

Extension for Community Health Outcomes (ECHO) is the brainchild of Dr Sanjeev Arora of Albuquerque, USA. Its slogan is Move Knowledge; Not Patients. ECHO uses an online learning platform through which participants share their knowledge and experience. The first ECHO program undertaken by TIPS had commenced on 20th January, 2017 and was attended by several people… Read More

#GarvSe – Living with Dignity

Thank you, Dr Aditi Chaturvedi, for bringing to our attention this powerful video released by Shankar Mahadevan foundation and Enable India. Please watch: Shankar Mahadevan’s Beautiful Video Smashes Stereotypes Around People With Disabilities Source: Pallium Kulasekharam

Children’s education program – you can help!

Pallium India supports the education of children from families ravaged by disease. Many of them were on the verge of dropping out of school owing to financial difficulties. This year, Pallium India supports the education of 300 students (upto +2). The average fee (including tuition & transport) is estimated to be ₹7,500 per child, this… Read More

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