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Round up of palliative care news in India

18 March 2015
  • Dr Babu Paul addressing the Pain and Palliative Care cell of the Indian Medical Association, Kerala branch, at their inaugural meeting in February

Palliative care has been in the news a lot over the past month. Read about some of the stories that have been hitting the headlines.

Access to palliative care is everyone’s right – Indian Medical Association, Kerala

ehospice International

The ‘Pain and Palliative Care’ cell of Indian Medical Association (IMA), Kerala branch, held its inaugural meeting for 2015 at the IMA headquarters in Trivandrum on 17 February 2015, under the leadership of the President, Dr Sreejith N. Kumar.

Pathanamthitta to become total palliative care district

The Hindu

Pathanamthitta, the youngest district in the State, is all set to become the third total palliative care district in Kerala, according to district panchayat president R. Haridas Edathitta.

India: first to adapt the Global Monitoring Framework on NCDs

Pallium India

It is heartening to read the comment by Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director of WHO South-East Asian Region:“The millions of productive individuals lost prematurely to NCDs are seriously undermining social and economic development.” It spells out the various action plans that the Government of India is taking.

First-ever IAPC Leadership Workshop in Palliative Care in India

IAHPC Newsletter

Dr Anjum S. Khan Joad, Course Director of the Leadership Workshop, Jaipur, India, reports on the first-ever IAPC Leadership Workshop in Palliative Care in India.

University of Windsor lands $700,000 for international student exchanges

UK – The Windsor Star

University of Windsor students will be travelling to study topics including palliative care at other universities in England and India, thanks to $700,000 in recently announced scholarships.

Dr Nandini Vallath receives 2015 Palliative Care Award

IAHPC Newsletter

Professor Sushma Bhatnagar, Editor of the Indian Journal of Palliative Care and Head of Anaesthesiology, Pain and Palliative Care, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, and a board member of the IAHPC, writes about receiving the award.

Thriving with Thalassemia Major  – Taabish’s story

ehospice International children's edition

The latest Little Stars film looks at the value of palliative care for children with chronic conditions such as Taabish and his sister from Mumbai in India.

The right to morphine availability – by Prof Vijay Thawani

Pallium India

"We are very pleased to see the editorial written by Dr. Vijay Thawani, Professor of Pharmacology from Uttarakhand. Medical students learn the basics of therapeutics from their pharmacology professors."

How do you treat pain when most of the world’s population can’t get opioids?

ehospice International

Dr M.R. Rajagopal, founder and chairman of Pallium India, has written for the LA Times about the need for “rational” public health polices in the US, following reports of opioid misuse.

Congratulations, Mr Rajesh Nandan Srivastava!

Pallium India

On the Republic Day of India, 26 January 2015, Mr Rajesh Nandan Srivastava, former Director of Narcotics Control, who contributed to the recent amendment of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act of India, was conferred the Presidential Award for Specially Distinguished Record of Service. 

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