World Hospice & Palliative Care Day

People from all over India joined with the Global Community to raise their voice for Palliative Care once again. Various programs were organized on 10th October, 2020 to celebrate World Hospice and Palliative Care Day.

Indian Association of Palliative Care launched training programs in Palliative Care for Physiotherapists as well as Counsellors on the occasion of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day. Thank you faculty members for developing curriculum for these programs and conducting the first batch successfully.

AIIMS New Delhi

An online Lecture and Expert Panel Discussion on the theme ‘Palliative Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Medical and Ethical Principles and Practice’ was organized by AIIMS, New Delhi. More than 200 delegates participated. Prof. Eric L. Krakuer MD, PhD, Director, Global Palliative Care Program, Massachusetts was the speaker. The session was chaired by Prof. Randeep Guleria, Director AIIMS, New Delhi.

Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute, Guwahati

Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute, Guwahati celebrated World Hospice and Palliative Care Day at the Academic Hub of the Institute. A meeting for spreading the message of Palliative Care day was held and attended from all branches of Oncology as well as social activist from the society. 

In relation to this, a new scheme ‘Palliative Care Welfare Scheme’ for the benefit of poorer sections of patients was inaugurated by Dr Amal Chandra Kataki, Director of Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute. Fahmida Yesmin Rahman Memorial Cancer Trust (FYRMCT) has come forward to help the needy patients through this scheme. This scheme will help patients for their transportation from BBCI to their native places. FYRMCT will also support the poor patients under treatment at BBCI by providing medicines free of cost.

Kolhapur Cancer Centre

The Department of Pain and Palliative Medicine, Kolhapur Cancer Centre celebrated World Hospice and Palliative care Day 2020 by organizing awareness programs like role play for public. The scheme Sanjvaat Hospice was also announced.

Lakshmi Pain and Palliative Care Trust, Chennai

A webinar on the importance of Palliative Care was organised by Lakshmi Pain and Palliative Care Trust, Chennai with the support of MMM College of Nursing and the Madras Medical Mission. Dr Mallika Tiruvadanan was the speaker. More than 140 Nursing students participated.

DNiP Care New Delhi

An online  Academic Programme on Promoting Excellence in Palliative Care Nursing was organised by DNip Care. Dr. V. P. Joy IAS, Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India inaugurated the programme. Mr. K. V. Hamza, General Secretary of DNiP Care welcomed the participants. The meeting was presided by Mr. A. T. Sainudheen, President, DNipCare.

The First academic session, “Overview of Palliative Care” was moderated by Dr. Rakesh Garg, Additional Professor, Critical Care, Pain and Palliative Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi.  Sister Hanife Mac Gamwell, Ms. Neelima Shinghde and Ms. Usha were the faculty for the session.

Manipal Hospitals New Delhi

A Walkathon and CME on End of Life Care were organised by Manipal Hospitals, New Delhi.  

Age Care Foundation

Age Care Foundation, Visakhapatnam,  celebrated World Hospice & Palliative Care Day by holding a Webinar and Radio talk. Eminent panel speakers Mr. K. V. Ganapathy, Clinical Psychologist, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai; Dr. Mani Tolety, Medical Director, Age Care Foundation; Mr. Anantram Ganapathi, Chairman Rohit Memorial Trust participated . The Webinar was attended by more than 100 participants.

The need to bring palliative care to the door-step of every household was emphasised in the program.

PIK and Malabar Cancer Centre, Thalassery

In association with Palliative Care Initiative in Kannur (PIK), Malabar Cancer Centre, Thalassery organized a webinar for volunteers in Palliative care. The  program was dedicated to volunteers, who are doing a wonderful job in this COVID-19 crisis.

Around 35 volunteers participated in the webinar. Dr. M. S. Biji, Assistant Professor, Cancer Palliative Medicine, MCC welcomed the participants. An introductory speech was given by Dr. Satheesan B., Director MCC. This was followed by a class on ‘COVID time: Your care  in your hands’ by Dr. Sarath K. E., Nodal Officer, COVID Cell, MCC.

The class emphasized the precautions to be taken by the volunteers participating in the  home care service. The second session on ‘Stress management during COVID time’ was taken by Dr. Sajeev Kumar P. B., Consultant Psychiatrist, Thalassery and President IMA Thalassery. The program ended with words of appreciation and vote of thanks by Mr. Narayanan P., President, IAPC Kerala and executive member, PIK.

Pallium India

Virtual art exhibition and sale was organised by Pallium India, Thiruvananthapuram

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