Saturday, October 16, 2010
World Hospice & Palliative Care Day celebrated on 16th October 2010
We the volunteers of DNipCare celebrated the World Hospice & Palliative Care Day on 16th October 2010 Saturday. Shri T.K.A. Nair, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister was the Chief Guest for the celebration. The program started with a condolence for the 13 departed souls of our Palliative Family since celebration of World Hospice & Palliative Care Day on 10th October 2009. However, we were shocked to receive the news of death of Mrs. Molly Lawrence before conclusion of the condolence and with great pain in heart we had been compelled to light yet another candle for the most loved member of our Palliative family. An open forum for the patients, carers, volunteer and doctors was held wherein the patients and their relatives described their plight on falling ill and the support received by them from DNipCare in their most difficult time. Dr. Suresh K Mohammed moderated the discussions of Open Forum wherein the patients and their families aired their views on the lack of facilities for the Palliative patients and their care givers within the Government Medical Health Care system. Shri A.T. Sainudin, President, DNipcare welcomed the dignitaries and the audience. He expressed the necessity of having a premise for the organization to carry out its programmes smoothly for the benefits of the patients. Shri T.K. A Nair inaugurated the website www.dnipcare.org of the organization and highlighted the efficacy of rendering Palliative Care. He has also requested to all volunteers for supporting the organization in its mission of providing succor to the ailing patients. Dr. Rafeeq Zakaria of Care India, Sister Sofi of Shanti Avedna Sadan, Prof. Omcherry NN Pillai of Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, Mr. Arun Sharma, Addl. CGA(Retd), Mr. C. Chandran, President Delhi Malayali Association felicitated the activities of this mission. The identity cards were issued to the volunteers in order to facilitate their interaction with the patients more pragmatic. Along with patient care, DNipCare believes in inculcating the Palliative culture to one and all through its campaigns and to make such campaigns more effective a LCD Projector and screen have been donated by Shri Sanjeev Munjal to the organization. Prof. Omcherry N N Pillai received the projector on behalf of DNipCare with gratitude. The car stickers proudly saying that ‘I care for ailing patients and I am a DNipCarian’ was also released as a part of the campaigning mode of DNipCare. Mr. K.V.Hamza, General Secretary of DNipCare said the vote of thanks to the participants of the program. He has also informed that Shri T.K.A. Nair gave a promise to try and help the organization in obtaining a premise for carrying out its day-today Palliative Care activities in Delhi.