Thursday, December 23, 2010

DNipCare in the Team of 4th Common Review Mission 2010 of NRHM

Team Members of the '4th Common Review Mission 2010' of National Rural Health Mission(NRHM) with Kerala Health Minister, Health Secretary, Director and other Health Officials in Thiruvananthapuram on 20th December 2010.

We are obliged to NRHM, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare for inclusion of Palliative Care discipline in the 4th Common Review Mission.

Team Members with District Medical Officer and other Health officials in Kozhikkode on 19th December 2010, after the review of implementation of NRHM in Kozhikkode District, where Palliative Care is a major activity under the Mission.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

DNipCare in Mathrubhumi Newspaper dated 13.12.2010

We are grateful to Mathrbhumi Newspaper for their propagating Palliative Care mission under DNipCare for the benefit of all ailing patients in and around Delhi.

k.v. hamza,
Gen. Secretary, DNipCare

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Palliative Care Volunteers Monthly Review Meeting- 11 December 2010

Dear friends,

The Palliative Care Monthly Review meeting under DNipCare will be held at 5.30 PM on 11th December 2010 in Kerala Club, M 67, Connaught Place, New Delhi. Discussion on the patients being cared by DNipCare volunteers will be discussed in detail. You are requested to make it convenient to attend the meeting and provide your valuable inputs/ ideas for betterment of the care we are providing to the ailing patients in and around Delhi.

With warm regards,

k.v. hamza,
General Secretary, DNipCare

Sunday, December 5, 2010

A reach out program to cater to the patients in Dilshad Garden Area

A meeting was held by Shri Shaikh Moideen in Dilshad Garden today, i.e., 5th December 2010 to explore the possibility of reaching out the Palliative Care program of DNipCare to the patients in and around Dilshad Garden, Delhi in addition to the patients staying in Sir Soba Singh Dharamshala, GTB Hospital Complex.

Mr.Vishwanathan, Mr. Raghavan, Mr. Somanathan, Mr. Narayanan Kutty, Ms. Shalini Narayanan, Mr. Ansil, Mr. Aneesh, Mr. Nazaruddin, Mr. Ajith Kumar, Mr. PP Abdul Khalik, Dr. MM Kunju & K.V. Hamza were present. It is agreed upon by all that beginning with the patient visits in the Sir Soba Singh Dharamshala, the volunteers in Dilshad Garden will further identify the patients requiring Palliative Care in and around Dilshad Garden and follow them up with the active support of the existing volunteers of DNipCare. It is expected that a real potential group will be groomed from this area for this true human care for the debilitating patients.

General Secretary

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Palliative Care First Time in India International Trade Fair

Shri Gulam Nabi Azad, Honourable Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare and Ms. Sujatha Rao, Secretary, Health & Family Welfare in DNipCare Stall in Health Ministry Pavillion of the India International Trade Fair 2010.

Honourable Union Minister appreciated DNipCare by his jotting down in the Visitor's book like this "I am extremely happy the way DNipCare is providing home to home service. I wish the organization best of luck". It is the first time in the history of India International Trade Fair that Palliative Care concept has been given a chance to propagate to the masses. We are grateful to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and also to all our wellwishers who encouraged us in our mission for the ailing patients.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Palliative Care Volunteers Monthly Review Meeting_13 Nov 2010

Monthly Review meeting of Palliative Care Volunteers held on 13 November 2010 in Kerala Club, M67, Connaught Place, New Delhi. Our Special Guests were Dr. A. Francis Julian and Dr. Nishad.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Deepavali - Festival of Lights celebrated with Cancer Patients

Today is Deepavali, festival of lights. But we, the volunteers of DNipCare, thought to try and light up the hearts of a few patients remaining there today in Sir Soba Singh Dharamshala attached with the Delhi State Cancer Hospital, GTB Hospital Complex, Dilshad Garden, Delhi. When majority of the patients went home to celebrate Deepavali these few could not as either they were to carry on with Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy or not able to afford to and fro journey due to one or the other reason.
Shahjahana cannot speak due to throat cancer, but her eyes express thousand lights of Deepavali for all of us. Ramakant Pandey speaks eloquently, fighting cancer vehemently and at the same time describing the disease as his better half to be with him always. Shamshad Ali speaks of talookath and taboon to be the strongest rings of the chain of belief as Prophet said. We learn always, still much to learn of the intricacies of human life through the lens of Palliative Care.
We visited these patients belonging to far flung areas, taken the role of their kith and kin, who seldom come for them, tried to cheer them up and to be their own. Pain, solitude, physical and mental agonies, everything gives them company, but what is required from us is little moments of concern and care, a few words of us convincing that we are with them.
Also as a token of our concern and affection we provided them from DNipCare our Deepavali gifts, the innerwear to withstand the forthcoming winter. Antony Cyriac Sir and Ajith Kumar Sir with their passion to render care for patients were the other team members for this fruitful visit.

kv hamza,
General Secretary, DNipCare

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Mrs. Kavita passed away

My dear friends,

We are very sad to inform that Mrs. Kavita (47) of Palam Colony, Delhi, who was suffering from Breast Cancer died at 6.30 PM today, i.e., 24th October 2010 at her home. A person with full of confidence and courage to fight the killer disease also succumbed finally. Despite their economic conditions her educational background helped her children to reach at par excellence. Let us all wish enough strength to her family comprising two sons and husband to cope up with their crucial loss of their beloved.

k.v. hamza,
Gen. Secretary, DNipCare

17th MTNL Perfect Health Mela - DNipCare Participation

Dr. Kiran Walia, Minister for Health, Govt. of NCT of Delhi visitng DNipCare stall in 17th MTNL Perfect Health Mela.

Dear Sir/ Madam,
We the volunteers of DNipCare would like to invite you to visit our Stall No.E-17, in 17th MTNL Perfect Health Mela 2010 being held from 23rd October to 31st October 2010 in NDMC Grounds, Opp. Indira Niketan Girls Hostel, Laxmi Bai Nagar, New Delhi-110023. May be it is the first time that Palliative Care is being represented and propagated in the MTNL Perfect Health Mela being conducted every year by Heart Care Foundation. We are grateful to the organizers for their concern for the ailing patients.
Let us together propagate the message of Palliative Care to everybody and try to mitigate the pains of suffering patients around us.
Hope to see you all there.
With warm regards,

k.v. hamza,
Gen. Secretary, DNipCare
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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Molly Lawrence bid farewell to this world

With profound grief we are to inform everybody that Mrs. Molly Lawrence, one of the most loved members of our Palliative family bid farewell to this world today, 16th October 2010. She had been suffering from cancer, and came in association with DNipCare’s Palliative family since 26th October 2008. The young, brave and lovely lady had the hope and desire to live, but the disease did not spare her. We the volunteers fondly remember her and also the beautiful devotional song she kept as the ringtone of her mobile. Let us all mourn and pray for the departed soul and wish adequate strength to her bereaved family comprising husband and daughter to cope up with their loss.

k.v. hamza,
Gen. Secretary, DNipCare

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 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.

Friday, October 8, 2010

World Hospice & Palliative Care Day

Press Release

Tomorrow 9th October 2010 is the World Hospice and Palliative Care Day. It is a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and Palliative Care around the world. The theme for World Day 2010 is "Sharing the care". This Day is for people to engage in events and activities to raise awareness and funds to support the development of hospice and palliative care. All around the world, there are people who need hospice and palliative care who cannot access it. The provision of quality palliative care for people living with life limiting illness, their family members and carers requires partnership by many different people and organizations.

DNipCare (Delhites’ National Initiative in Palliative Care) will kick start the celebrations on 9th October with its usual visit to patients of Delhi State Cancer Institute, GTB Hospital Complex, Dilshad Garden, Delhi in the morning, Volunteers Monthly Review meeting at 6.00 PM in Kerala Club, M-67, Connaught Place, home care visits to the residence of its registered patients etc. However, consequent on the travel restrictions and rush on roads in connection with the Commonwealth Games, DNipCare will be conducting the public function of Palliative Care Day on 16th October 2010 (Saturday) from 5.30 PM to 8.00 PM in M.P’s Club, South Avenue, New Delhi.

The program will be conducted with the active presence and participation of the patients, their relatives, volunteers and eminent doctors from different city hospitals and research centres in addition to the respected dignitaries of political and bureaucratic echelon. DNipCare, on this occasion, would like to have introspection with respect to the kind of care and support being provided to the patients and their families, announce future programmes and strategies, bring out measures to meet the future challenges by

* Enabling greater integration among patients, their relatives, volunteers, benefactors etc.
* Introducing constant capacity building initiatives
* Engaging stakeholders in better understanding of their needs and facilitating them
* Exploring new areas of value added services using existing resources and generating further avenues of resources etc.

All are requested to attend the programme, convey the message of Palliative Care to others and spread this discipline. We expect the print and visual media to rise to the occasion and provide as much coverage on Palliative Care and the plight of patients requiring this care. Let us create a conducive atmosphere to the patients around us whereby ensuring a dignified life to them with the concerted efforts of one and all in the society we live in.

With warm regards,

k.v. hamza,
General Secretary,

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Yet another time of mourning

My dear friends,

We are very sad to inform that our Patient Mrs. Sultana of Tughlakabad Extension, who was suffering from Breast Cancer and with secondary of the disease developed on lungs, died at 2.00 PM today, i.e., 2nd October 2010 at her home. We visited her relatives and family, comprising of her two daughters and tried to console them. Let us also pray for a painless life in her heavenly abode for the departed soul.

k.v. hamza,
Gen. Secretary, DNipCare

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

An Untimely departure of Ripunjay Kumar Srivastava

Our Patient Mr. Ripunjay Kumar Srivastava died at 3.30 AM today, i.e., 29th September 2010 in AIIMS. He was a Blood Cancer patient, admitted in AIIMS on 11th September 2010 and had an untimely death at the age of just 23 years. We the volunteers of DNipCare condole his sad demise and wish his family members enough strength and courage to cope up with their loss.

k.v. hamza,
Gen. Secretary,

Thursday, September 23, 2010

World Hospice & Palliative Care Day 2010

My dear Friends,

Our DNipCare will be celebrating World Hospice & Palliative Care Day 2010 on 16th October 2010 in M.P's Club, South Avenue, New Delhi.
Theme of celebration of the Day will be "SHARING THE CARE".

Let us all get together for the noble cause of Palliative Care and to pledge ourselves to work more for the ailing patients.

With Warm regards,

k.v. hamza,
Gen. Secretary, DNipCare

‘Here we are in October,
When winter is knocking our doors,
The reluctant summer getting out very slowly.
The World Palliative Care Day is here.
A day of Sharing the Care of care givers
A day for those ailing patients
who require our attention.
A day for the bedridden patients
who are stretching their hands for us to hold.
A day for the hapless patients
suffering from life limiting illness.
Every nail of pain hammered to their body by illness
Every sun set brings in further worry to them.
Anxiety about their future.
About their kith and kin.
About their own world where they lived happily.
A thought, a smile, a touch, a sentence of empathy
That much only needed
From us,
From the society we live in
Because we are able to
Stand and walk
Smile and talk
Unlike them, the patients
Under duress, bedridden and suffering’
- k v hamza

Monday, September 20, 2010

Our patient Mrs Sharda Devi is no more

We are deeply saddened to inform all of you that patient Mrs. Sharda Devi expired on 7th September 2010 while on the way to her home town in Haryana. She was suffering from Lungs Cancer. It was developed as Secondary of the disease after CA of ankle joint was expected to be cured on amputation of her leg below knee. We fondly remember her affectionate interaction with all our volunteers on our home care visits.

We had been visiting and providing psycho social support to the patient and family since 20th September 2009. DNipCare condoles her sad demise and wishes her family members enough strength and courage to cope up with their loss.

with regards,

k.v. hamza,
Gen. Secretary, DNipCare

Sunday, August 22, 2010

ONAM Festival Celebration - with Cancer Patients_22082010

Uthradam Day of Onam festival was not only an enriching, but diverse experience for us, the DNipCare volunteers, as we decided to spend our time with cancer patients of Shanti Avedna Sadan. We made a floral design of Onam festival, displayed and explained the significance of Onam to the patients. Concerned with the plight of patients especially those with rice tube for feeding; we choose fruit juices as an alternative for sweet payasam (kheer) distribution on Happy Onam occasion.

Babu Gurcharan , Haridas, Ajith Kumar, Madhu Nair, Omana Gopal, Suresh Thaliriyil and KV Hamza were there to celebrate the festival. The event was a sequel to our celebrating Independence day by spending quality time with cancer patients of Delhi State Cancer Institute on 15th August.

An article on Palliative Care written by Mr.T.V. Vijayan & published in The Telegraph Daily, Kolkata on 22nd August 2010can be accessed through the following link :

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Independence Day Celebration with Cancer Patients

Volunteers of DNipCare celebrated Indian Independence Day with Cancer Patients in Sir Soba Singh Dharamshala and Delhi State Cancer Institute, GTB Hospital Complex, Dilshad Garden, Delhi. It was great moment for every patient to receive their visitors who volunteered under DNipCare, brough in care and concern for these patients, tried to reduce their emotional solitude and also provided 1 litre packets of Tropicana 100% Fruit Juices to all the patients in the happy Independence Day.

Dr RK Grover, Director & CEO, DSCI held a session with DNipCare volunteers on Cancer and its growing threat to humanity

DNipCare is grateful to M/s. PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt. Ltd for their Social concern for these Cancer Patients and supporting us in our endeavor