‘Make every medical college a cancer treatment hub’

Infrastructure, trained manpower, early detection and treatment and affordable medicines are the four vital limbs of cancer care. Health is a state subject, and if we want to make cancer care accessible to all, medical colleges across Maharashtra should be able to provide the same. They should be equipped with diagnostic and treatment facilities to […]

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As Kerala is set to launch its palliative care grid, health experts allege that Maha lags behind

In 2013, the Maharashtra government had announced its ambitious palliative care program, to improve the quality of life of those patients who are suffering from life-limiting conditions. Since 2016, the palliative care units have been active in the state. The government had planned to start a palliative care unit in 17 government hospitals in the […]

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Maha : Palliative care units a boon for the patients

In 2016, the Maharashtra government had set up palliative care units in 17 district hospitals across the state  Over a period, the palliative care units have served over 15,000 patients Patients who are suffering from end-stage cancer, HIV-AIDS, Tuberculosis, and chronic kidney ailments are treated in these units  Palliative care units in Maharashtra are proving […]

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World Palliative Care Day: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation launches Maharashtra chapter in Pune

The chapter will be headed by Dr Priyadarshini Kulkarni, Senior Palliative Care Physician EKRF is a US-based International charity inspired by the life of humanitarian and hospice pioneer, Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross(July 8, 1926 – August 24, 2004). This Swiss-born psychiatrist was a pioneer in near-death studies and is best-known as the author of the ground-breaking […]

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Palliative care: Tata Memorial Hospital starts ‘New Homecare’ for last stage cancer patients

The concept of palliative care is still unknown to many. Owing to which, patients who are suffering from chronic illness, and are in the last stage of the disease do not visit the hospital. To spread awareness about the palliative care treatment, Mumbai’s Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH) has started an initiative called – New Homecare. […]

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Government mulling to introduce law for passive euthanasia

Government mulling to introduce law for passive euthanasia

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today, Union Health Minister, J P Nadda stated that the matter regarding formulation of legislation on passive euthanasia is under consideration by the health ministry. He said that the Law Commission has submitted a report titled ‘Passive Euthanasia – A Relook’, which has proposed for making a […]

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‘Let a person die with dignity’, say palliative care experts

For the 83-year-old, Nitin Kumar (name changed) his family was everything. Like anybody in that age, he had started feeling more breathless and came to the doctors with the complaint of heart ailments. Kumar had a severe heart disease which took a toll on his kidney. Kumar’s family approached the palliative care unit at Hinduja […]

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Success: Know how palliative care unit is improving the quality of lives in Jawhar

Jawhar is a municipal council in Palghar district of Maharashtra. This taluka mostly consists of the tribal population and it is a topic of discussion for rampant malnutrition. But amongst the adversities, a team of Patangshah Cottage Hospital Jawhar is running a successful unit of palliative care in the Jawhar taluka. This unit was started in 2011 with the guidance of Tata […]

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Tata Hospital observes ‘World Hospice and Palliative Care Day’

An 88-year-old Sunanda Sawant, who is seen wearing a paper cap was shaking her leg on some Bollywood tunes played in the auditorium at Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH), Mumbai on October 13.  Sunanda, who lives in Ghatkopar, had a cancerous tumour on the left eye. She has been a registered patient for the palliative care […]

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Improving the quality of life for terminally ill patients is Dr Joyita’s mission

Improving the quality of life for terminally ill patients is Dr Joyita’s mission

When a person encounters any life-threatening disease (cancer, diabetes, neurological conditions, coronary heart disease, HIV/Aids etc.), a traumatising battle for physical and emotional well-being begins. A life-threatening illness not only takes a toll on the patient but also on the family members. Palliative care is an approach which addresses these issues and tries to improve […]

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