Saturday, February 25, 2012
Channelizing the care & concern of IITians into Palliative Care
As a part of its relentless propagation of Palliative Care for long term, bedridden, terminally ill patients, the DNipCare made headway in channelizing the care and concern of NSS volunteers of IIT, Delhi, into this discipline. It was a field day of getting hands on experience for these budding technocrats and scientists of Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi by rendering emotional support and care to the ailing cancer patients of Delhi State Cancer Institute, Dilshad Garden, Delhi. Apart from learning the intricacies of science and technology, these committed NSS volunteers led by Vadthyavath Ramu saw the different spheres of human care through palliation. DNipCare in association with the NSS would like to utilize the commitment and concern of these volunteers for innovative technological solutions especially in rehabilitating the bedridden paraplegic and quadriplegic patients in addition to rendering Palliative care and its propagation through student community. Further, these students could also have a look and feel of the glaring example of transformation of health management in public sector to an enviable stature in the state of the art institute viz., Delhi State Cancer Institute headed by Dr. R.K. Grover, Director & CEO. Suresh Thaliyaril & KV Hamza gave the orientation on Palliative care to the students. Shilpa Babu coordinated the patient visits. Despite being a cancer patient undergoing treatment, Mrs. Reena Mondal, an ardent volunteer of DNipCare dared to lead the patient visits spreading smiles on the faces of all other debilitating cancer patients. It was a unique experience and awesome day for all of us, said the IITians at the end of the day.