Cancer Aid Society’s new office in Lucknow, UP

The new office, which is of 5,000 sq. feet of prime property, is adjacent to the Gomati River. It boasts of a proper reception, a front office and room for visitors. Cancer Aid Society has branches in many cities including Delhi and Kolkata. In addition to providing Palliative care services, running a free Homeopathic clinic,…

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NIRMALA PALLIATIVE CARE CENTRE ALL SET FOR ITS TAKE OFF

Nirmala Palliative Care Centre – a Division of Health Care Charitable Society – is all set for its take off at the 24 cents of land at Vadavucode, near Kolenchery in Ernakulam District, Kerala, for its outpatient, inpatient and home care units.  The 15000 sq ft ground floor with 6 cubicles is ready to receive…

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Bruce Davis Gold Medal Examination 2017

Bruce Davis Gold Medal Examination was launched by Institute of Palliative Medicine, Kozhikode, India, in 2005 with an aim to improve awareness about palliative care among young doctors in India. This is the only national level program to honour junior doctors for their excellence in Palliative Medicine. ELIGIBILIY Doctors who appear for their final MBBS…

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First National Symposium on September 2, 2017

First National Symposium on ‘Integrating Spirituality & Religiosity in End-of-Life Care: The Way Forward’ Date: 2nd September, 2017. Venue: Kosish – the Hospice Organized by: Kosish – the Hospice & SANDHI, IIT Kharagpur Contact: minisaha56@gmail.com   Programme 8.30 AM: Prayer & Welcome address Abhijit Dam, Secretary, Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC) and Director, Koshish-the…

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Doordarshan to telecast ‘END OF LIFE CARE’

Doordarshan India recorded a panel discussion on End Of Life Care. Dr. Nagesh Simha, the Medical Director of Karunashraya in Bengaluru, India and Honorary Tutor of School of Medicine of Cardiff University, Wales, has anchored the show. The participants in this panel discussion are all passionately involved in the End of Life care India Task Force…

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Using WhatsApp for palliation in resource poor settings

Palliation and WhatsApp Irfan is barely 18 and very angry… for life has been very unkind to him. His osteosarcoma has recurred with a large solid metastasis in his chest… he is now having trouble in breathing and can barely walk a few steps before he gets breathless. He hails from Gumla in Jharkhand and…

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Happy Feet Home is up and running

It has been almost a year and a half since two enthusiastic entrepreneurs from Mumbai in India, Mansi Shah and Abhishek Tatiya, started work on their dream of opening India’s very first children’s hospice. Long days, endless nights, an insane amount of thinking, marathon meetings, shameless networking and countless questioning finally came to fruition on14…

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Government consults with IAPC and other stakeholders on proposed narcotic drug rules

The Director of Narcotics, Rajesh Srivastava, and other officials of the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Government of India consulted with leaders in palliative care on July 28, 2014 on the proposed rules for narcotic drugs. Apart from drug controllers from most states, those present included Dr Nagesh Simha, President of IAPC, Dr M…

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