Sunday, October 14, 2012

DNipCare_World Hospice & Palliative Care Celebrations 2012 in New Delhi

DNipCare (Delhites’ National Initiative in Palliative Care ), celebrated of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2012 on 13th October in M.P’s Club, North Avenue, Delhi.  

The program started with a Colloquium on “Community Social Service in Palliation” & “Social Work, a worthwhile career option” conducted by Members of Faculty of Social Work Department of Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi comprising Dr. Sigamani, Dr. Habeebul Rahman VM, Mr. Mohammed Uzair and Miss. Seema.

The program was attended not only by the students for whom it was mainly meant, but people including veterans from Delhi enthusiastically.

Followed with was the Candle Light memorial for the departed souls of the Palliative family under DNipCare.  Candles were lighted by the volunteers in memory of those 18 patients for whom they cared, but left for their heavenly abode during the period after the last World Palliative Care Day celebrations. 

Mr. A.T. Sainudin, President DNipCare welcomed the august audience comprising dignitaries, patients, volunteers, doctors and people from all walks of life and elucidated about the mission of Palliative home care being rendered by the organization for long term, bedridden, terminally ill patients including cancer patients in and around Delhi. 

Mr. T.K.A. Nair, Advisor to Prime Minister inaugurated the program and explained how he keeps the concepts of the much required palliation for the suffering patients close to his heart.  He also released the flyers of eHospice, the website and international platform for all Palliative Care initiatives to share their news, views and intelligence on palliative and end of life care.    

Dr. S. Jamestin, Director (HR), ONGC thanked the organization for initiating this mission for the debilitating patients around.  He has also promised to be associated with the mission wholeheartedly. 

Dr. R.K. Grover, Director & CEO, Delhi State Cancer Institute emphasized the necessity of focusing more on prevention and curative protocols along with Palliative home care.  He fondly remembered the long association of DNipCare with Delhi State Cancer Institute for rendering Palliation for their patients at home. 

Dr. S. Nagesh, Head of Department, Community Medicine, Lady Hardinge Medical College raised the need of more community participation for palliation, which is presently lacking in Delhi to a large extend. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Antony, President, Navoothan Charitable Trust detailed the hospital care being provided by them in association with DNipCare. 
Mr. M.K. Sharma, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Law, Prof. Omcherry NN Pillai, faculty of Bharativy Vidya Bhawan, and Mr. Madhavan Nair, Trustee, Shreekrishna Medical Trust felicitated the program.  A session for all the patients and the volunteers was held by a team of doctors comprising Dr. Rajni Mutneja, Oncologist, Dr. DP Singh, Palliative doctor and Dr. S. Nagesh to clear their doubts and apprehensions about different long term, terminal diseases and the possible remedial measures.

Finally the audience was enthralled by the lively cultural program conducted by the volunteers, children and family members of patients. 

The Annual General Body meeting of the DNipCare was also held after the celebrations and the following officer bearers and Executive Committee members have been elected:

President:                  Mr. A.T. Sainudin
Vice Presidents:       Mr. K.K. Basheer
                                    Mr. Abdul Khalik PP
General Secretary    Mr. K.V. Hamza
Secretaries               Mr. Suresh Thaliyaril
                                   Advocate Haris Beeran
Treasurer                  Mr. Cyriac Antony   
Internal Auditor         Mr. C Antony Baby
Executive Members Dr. MM Kunju
                                    Mr. K.C. Unni Krishnan
                                    Mr. P.N.P. Haris
                                    Ms. Sumitha Chalil
                                    Dr. Habeebul Rahman VM
                                    Mr. Madhu Nair
                                    Mr. Aboobakar
                                    Mr. C. Haridasan  &
                                    Mr. Saleel Chembayil

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