Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Summer Soft Musical Treat for Cancer Patients

On or around June 21 each year, the rays of the sun will be perpendicular to the Tropic of Cancer at 23°30' North latitude. This day is the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. It's the longest day of sunlight for places in the Northern Hemisphere.

We, the volunteers of DNipCare, in collaboration with our fellow volunteers from NSS Unit of IIT, Delhi  held a Summer Soft Musical Treat for Cancer Patients on 21st June 2014, the longest hot summer day in Shanti Avedna Sadan, the Hospice Centre for terminally ill Cancer Patients in New Delhi.  

Antony Cyriac, Ajith Kumar, Abdul Kareem, Kasturi Babu, Dr. Beena, Seema Prasad, Shikha Gulati, Mrs. Antony, Shefali Babu, Anurag Acharya, Shivanandan, Hemul Bunkar, Esha, Niten Mukesh etc., participated in the program and presented a lively enthralling evening for the suffering Cancer Patients to enjoy the soothing music.  Niten Mukesh played the Guitar and others participated in the singing program.  

It was an effort by us to provide little comfort through the potential of music in the lives of those patients who have otherwise nothing to think of except about their progressing disease while the best care and support being given by the Shanti Avedna Sadan authorities.

kv hamza,
General Secretary, DNipCare

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Our Condolence....

It is for the information of all our volunteers and well-wishers that three of our Palliative family members bid farewell to this world.  

Mr. Vijay Kumar of Rohini in Delhi was there in our Palliative family from December 2013 when he was staying in Dharamshala of Delhi State Cancer Institute and availing treatment from the institute.    He died on 31st May 2014 in Shanti Avedna Sadan where he was shifted for hospice care on 30th May 2014.  

Mr. Rajesh Baitha of West Champaran District of Agra with whom DNipCare’s association started on 14th May 2014 died in Delhi State Cancer Institute, Dilshad Garden on 14th June 2014.  

Mr. Pappu from Doitha of Agra joined our family during December 2013 and our support system worked through Ashi Parashar and Sanya Sharma, our volunteers studying in Agra University.  Later on he was shifted to Shanti Avedna Sadan Delhi on 30th April 2014 where he succumbed to his fate at 4.30 PM yesterday, i.e., 19th June 2014.

Let us pray for the departed souls.  We are grateful to all our volunteers like Arun Unnikrishnan, Ajith Kumar, Suresh Thaliyaril, Seema Prasad, Caroline Arthur, Ancil Rajan, Gautam Ghosh, Kalpana Gupta, C Antony Baby, Abdul Kareem etc., to name a few for their ardent support for these patients.

With regards,

kv hamza,
General Secretary, DNipCare


Friday, June 6, 2014

Our first Charitable Palliative Care Outpatient Clinic

Here is the Link to this Mathrubhumi Daily article dated 21st June 2014 for convenience of reading please.
http://digitalpaper.mathrubhumi.com/291636/Outside-Kerala/21-JUNE-2014#page/22/3 — 

The first Outpatient Clinic for Palliative patients has been inaugurated today, i.e., Saturday, 14th June 2014 by two of the Palliative family members under DNipCare in D-218, Abul Fazal Enclave, Jamia Nagar, Okhla, Delhi-110025.  Miss Tamanna Khatoon and Miss Jyoti, the young patients of the age of 14 & 16 suffering from Bilateral Glucoma and Cancer respectively inaugurated the Clinic.  Dr. Anjana Saxena, Deputy Commissioner (Retd.), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare will lead the medical team managing the clinic.  Consultation and dispensation of medicines, both free of charges will be available for Palliative patients in the Clinic on Sundays (Forenoon) and Wednesdays (Afternoon).  Mr. Antony Cyriac, Treasurer, welcomed the gathering and Mr. KK Basheer, President of DNipCare presided over the inaugural function.  

A presentation on the necessity of community based Palliative Home Care being delivered by the DNipCare for the last six year and now the envisaged scaled up activity through outpatient Clinic was given to the audience.  Further the audience were urged to participate in the Palliative care for long term, bedridden, terminally ill patients including Cancer patients and Geriatrics within their colony and spread the awareness on both Cancer and other Non-Communicable diseases.  Mr. Khurram, Prof. Javed Hussain, Dr. MM Kunju, Mr. Saju etc., spoke on the occasion.  The team of male and female nurses from AIIMS, Safdarjung and other premier hospitals in Delhi and grouped under DNipCare voluntary Nurses to provide palliative home care during their spare time to bedridden patients at their homes have also been honoured during the occasion. Mr. Ajith Kumar, Mr. Abdul Khalik and Mr. Saleel Chembayil coordinated the program.

Dear Friends,

Let us together make it happen for the suffering Patients.  

A Comprehensive Charitable Palliative Care Outpatient Clinic under DNipCare.

[Cure May Have Limitations; But Not For Care]

With warm regards,

kv hamza,
General Secretary, DNipCare