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  • 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 to be a boon for the patients. In the past three years, thousands of people are benefited due to these units. The units were set up to provide medical care to those who are in the last stage of the disease.

As many as 4772 patients have been provided palliative care at their residence by the dedicated staff.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Ganesh Sonule, Programme officer of the palliative care units, said, “The concept of palliative care units was designed in a way that the patient who is in the last stage of the disease will have the benefit. With medical care, psychological counseling is also provided to the patient. Since its inception, as many as 15000 people are served.”

“We have a dedicated six-member team which works in the palliative care unit. The team is headed by a doctor, four nursing staff and a multi-tasker also work with them. Many people are not aware of palliative care? So, our team visits rural areas, and identify the patients who need palliative care,” he added.

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

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