Saturday, March 30, 2013

Our heartfelt Condolence.......

Plase read the Press Report in The Hindu by Ms. Sarita Brara

God took our Deepak Behera, one among our palliative family members, to his heavenly abode at 8.20 PM today in this Easter eve. His association with us started from 21st September 2011 when on receiving information about his pathetic situation from Meenaxi Banja of Times Now channel, we (Madhu, Suresh, Unnikrishnan and me) located him in Delhi University Metro Station area suffering from Oral Cancer and went on through the ups and downs of his disease. 

Hailing from Baramati District of Maharashtra, Deepak (37) was in Delhi for more than 1 ½ decades or so riding his tricycle and reaching the passengers to their destinations, though his own destiny was in oblivion due to severity of the disease. Our efforts to trace his family in the Baramati District or adjacent areas did not find any success. 

However, the care and support from the core of hearts of DNipCare volunteers, the Samaritans of Shanti Avedna Sadan and the Delhi State Cancer Institute authorities could, as we feel, provide some quality in the otherwise neglected life of a poor destitute rikshaw puller. 

We are thankful to all like Ajith Kumar, Cyriac Antony, Abdul Kareem, Shilpa Babu, Seema Prasad, Smita Kumar, Lakshmi Radhika Pittala, Priyanka Devarakonda,Revant Soni, Kumar Subham, Manish Taneja, Chanchal Vats, Deepa Vats, Naresh Wadhwani, Nidhi Shukla, Babu Gurucharan, Shaikh Moideen, Baby CA, Elizabeth Antony, Raghavan, Somnathan, Ancil, Habeebul Rahman, Neerja Bakshi, Mansha Bagai, Kasturi, Caroline Arthur etc., to name a few, who devoted their time and energy to supported us in providing care to Deepak when he required it the most. 

Let us all pray for the departed soul. 

kv hamza, 
General Secretary, DNipCare

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Propagation of Palliative Care at KMCC Venue in Jamia

Thanks to KMCC, Delhi for being concerned 
for Palliation for the ailing patients 
and their support for propagation of this discipline to the masses.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Media Support from Hindustan Times for Palliation

Contribution of print and visual media in providing 
Care and Support for long term, bedridden, terminally ill patients
including Cancer Patients is of immense value.  
Thank you very much Hindustan Times
and Mr. Neyaz Farooqi 

Monday, March 18, 2013

International Journal of Palliative Nursing Awards 2013

International Journal of Palliative Nursing Awards 2013

Multidisciplinary teamwork award


DNIPCARE (Delhites, National Initiative In Palliative Care), Wheatfields Day Therapy Unit

Delhi, India

The team of volunteers at DNipCare provide care besides cure 
to the patients suffering from terminal life limiting and long-term illness. 
The team adopts a holistic approach and home care aims at 
helping the patients and families to cope with the crisis in their lives.

A victory of all of us, the Volunteers of DNipCare, 
trying to provide solace to the long term, bedridden, 
terminally ill patients including Cancer Patients 
in the National Capital Territory of Delhi

Thank you Malayala Manorama.  
It is not only consistent media support from Malayala Manorama 
but also the inspiration by their feature of 2008 for inception of this Palliative initiative.   

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

'Beyond Hospital' - A Palliative Care sensitization to the Nursing Community of Safdarjung Hospital on 13th March 2013

It was an informal occasion/gathering where DNipCare could convey the message of Palliative Home Care to a group of about 100 very much learned and experienced Nurses of Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi on 13th March 2013. 

Though it was like an attempt to teach fishes to swim, the response from the great Nursing community was overwhelming and enthusiastic.  In addition to Mr. Suresh Thaliyaril of Safdarjung Hospital, many of the Nurses like Mrs. Serene Wilsnet, Mrs. Gayatri, Mrs. Shashi Bala, Mrs. A Joseph, Mrs. Padma Prakash etc are already associated with DNipCare and providing voluntary services to the long term, bedridden, terminally ill patients in different parts of Delhi. 

So once again the Palliative family under DNipCare is grateful to the commitment and sincerity of the Nursing Community as a whole.   


Jansanskriti, Mehrauli's Celebration of International Women's Day 2013 with Cancer Awareness & Palliative Care Sensitization Campaign

Celebration of International Women's Day 2013 by Jansanskriti Mehrauli Unit was in a unique way by arranging a talk on Cancer Awareness, Lifestyle changes required and Palliative Care awareness on 10th March 2013 in Community Centre, Mehrauli

Dr. Sunu Cyriac from AIIMS, Dr. Jyothi were there to talk on Cancer Awareness and Lifestyle changes requirements.  KV Hamza, Suresh Thaliyaril, Seema Prasad, Rafeeque Kolampadam etc., represented DNipCare to participate and talk on Palliative Care Sensitization.