News & Comments
“Such excellent news! Pallium India is happy to associate with Pallium Kulasekharam started by Dr P. K. Sukumaran Nair and colleagues in Kanyakumari District of Tamilnadu. The opening ceremony was held in an auditorium, which after the event was converted to an outpatient clinic. On the first day itself – 24th of May 2013 – we saw 14 patients.
· * Three of the 14 with advanced cancer had pain of score 10 on a 0-10 scale.
· * One was a destitute.
· * The only medication being taken by two very poor patients was a multi-vitamin-mineral capsule prescribed by a doctor – one capsule costing Rs. 60 (Remember that poverty line in India is defined as an income below Rs. 28)
-Dr M R Rajagopal, Chairman Pallium India
“I think it’s an amazing, admirable thing you are doing. Especially to go back to the village that raised you and give back. You can know that the day you leave this earth, you made a real difference to so many people’s lives. It’s a wonderful legacy to leave”. -H N, New York, USA
“Breaking new ground in Kulasekharam, Tamil Nadu. What an enthusiastic group of volunteers! -A well wisher