Thursday, September 9, 2021




Finally we bid farewell to Mr. Raghavendra Gautam, 33 years Cancer Patient and one among our DNipCare Palliative family members since May 2021 and was admitted in Shanti Avedna Sadan on 28th August 2021. He died at 11.45 AM today, 09th September 2021.  He used to tell that he does not have anybody to call a family and came out of his Village Maihar Distt. Satna Madhya Pradesh at the age of 10 or 12 and worked on odd jobs including as a Head Cook with a Catering Agency of Indian Railways, but lost that job also on setting in the Covid pandemic period and his disease of Oral Cancer.  Seeing the plight of the patient, Mr. Ravi, of Dharmashala of Delhi State Cancer Institute and DNipCare Volunteer started supporting Raghavendra physically, mentally, socially and financially with the backup support through Seema Prasad, Syeda Anam, Somasekharan, etc., from DNipCare.   

When the treatment options were over and health of Raghavendra started deteriorating drastically, the Shanti Avedna Sadan provided him the best possible care.   

Incidentally on 4th September 2021, after failing in all my attempts to find his whereabouts from his former employer Indian Railways, Madhya Pradesh Government etc, tried my last chance with Raghuraj Rajendran Sir, one of DNipCare’s well-wishers while I was near Udyog Bhawan, and to my astonishment, within 20 minutes or by the time I reached INA the SDM of his village Maihar called me up and on reaching Shanti Avedna Sadan the call was from Raghavendra’s own cousin Mr.Shubham who had the faint memory of meeting Raghavendra over 20 years back as an elder cousin only.  One video call with Shubham and coming to know about Mr. Pushparaj Gautam, father of Raghavendra, his brother, mother and all, it was like a dream come true for him, to see their faces and hear their voices after more than two decades.   

Though they planned to come from Madhya Pradesh and meet Raghavendra in Shanti Avedna Sadan in Delhi, it seems he was in a little hurry to reach all of them even if not alive and the ambulance carrying his mortal remains left for Maihar District at 6.15 PM today. Mr. Subin Salam, Mr. Shivanand Mishra and KV Hamza were there along with the good Samaritan Sisters of Shanti Avedna Sadan to witness final journey of Raghavendra to his homeland.  Dignity and care in terminal stage, even if not in life time, were the only things we could and prayers for his departed soul.



Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Mrs. Sunita Devi, Member of DNipCare Palliative family bid farewell to this World today, 31st August 2021





Mrs. Sunita Devi 38, Breast Cancer patient, Widow of Mr. Suresh and one among DNipCare Palliative family members since March 2018, died at 11.30 AM today, 31st August 2021, on the way when she was being taken to her native village in Uttar Pradesh from her residence in Ghadi Village, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi. Her husband Mr. Suresh was died of Tuberculosis on 16th October 2019.  The family of Mrs. Sunita Devi comprises of 5 children (three daughters and two sons) and the youngest studying in the elementary school while the eldest is 18 years old.   Now let us all pray for the departed soul of Smt. Sunita Devi.

Mrs. Radhamani bid farewell to this world on 23rd August 2021

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Sad demise of Mr. Gopal, of Dakshinpuri and one among our Palliative Family Members on 18th August 2021


We, the Volunteers of DNipCare are very sorry to inform that our Palliative family Member Mr. Gopal, (39) Cancer Patient of Dakshinpuri died just a while ago today, 18.08.2021 around 9.30 PM or so and on bringing to AIIMS, he has been declared brought dead.  The family is now to take back home his body from AIIMS after doing the formalities.  For the last one or two days, he was in distress, i heard, and has already been consulted in AIIMS again yesterday or so.   Our Pearly Madam and husband were in constant touch with the family and I have also talked to his brother-in-law Mr. Sunil now.    We shall continue extending our care for the family for  few more months from DNipCare.   God bless his departed soul.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Final adieu to respected Ved Bakshi who passed away on 31.07.2021

We, the Volunteers of DNipCare are very sorry to inform the sad news of departing of Shri Ved Bakshi, (73 years), one among our Palliative family members at 4.10 PM on 31.07.2021 in Shanti Avedna Sadan, New Delhi.  

Many of our Volunteers were present today, 01.08.2021 at 8.30 AM during his cremation at Lodhi Road Crematorium to bid final adieu to respected Bakshiji in a dignified way.





Monday, July 5, 2021

Webinar - "Palliative Care - An Update" by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru in association with RV College of Nursing and DNipCare on 05th July 2021

Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru in association with RV College of Nursing and DNipCare, held a Webinar 'Palliative Care -  An Update' for the Nursing Students of various Nursing Colleges in Bengaluru on 05th July 2021.   Over 500 students and faculties participated in the webinar inaugurated by Dr. Jayakar Shetty, Vice Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences.  Other Speakers on the occasion were  Dr. Dayananda M, Director, Advanced Research, RGUHS,  Dr. Ramu K, Dean Faculty of Nursing and Principal RR College of Nursing, Dr. Ramakrishna Reddy, Registrar RGUHS, Dr. Rathi Balachandran, ADG (Nursing), Ministry of Health & FW, Govt. of India Dr. Gajendra Singh, Principal RV College of Nursing and Mr. KV Hamza, General Secretary, DNipCare.  


The speakers of the Scientific Session were  Dr. Bablesh Mahawar, Palliative Care Physician, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre, Delhi, Dr. Krupa Shankar, DM, Medical Oncologry, Coimbatore, Prof. (Dr.) Malarvizhi K Natarajan, Principal College of Nursing, Mrs. Alice Stella Verginia, ELNEC, National Faculty IAPC, Dr. Sheeba C, College of Nursing.


The Programme was organized by Dr. I Clement, Organizing Secretary and Chief Editor RGUHS  and Mr. Suresh TP, Programme Coordinator and Secretary, DNipCare and Mr. Sidheshwar Angadi, Programme Organizer and Associate Professor, Medical Surgical Nursing, RV College of Nursing Bengaluru. 


Saturday, June 26, 2021

Palliative Sensitization Programme for Nursing Fraternity by CNK Group of Institutions, Bengaluru in collaboration with KSNC, NSS, DNipCare & ECHO India on 26th June 2021

Palliative Sensitization Programme for Nursing Fraternity held by CNK Group of Institutions, Bengaluru in collaboration with Karnataka State Nursing Council ( KSNC ), Nursing Scholar Society, (NSS), DNipCare & ECHO India on 26th June 2021.

Prof. (Dr.) Suresh, Principal, CNK College of Nursing, Bengaluru welcomed the participants of the Webinar.     

The programme was inaugurated by Dr. Bhagwan BC, Vice Principal, Prof. in Surgery, KIMS Bengaluru.  He has emphasized the points of 1) need to universalization of Palliative Care movement  in the State of Karnataka 2)  including the subject in curriculum of Medicine 3) to take it to further heights by including more students and institutions to ensure the care reaches every patient requiring it.  

Mr. Anil John Christopher, Chairman, CNK Group of Institutions conveyed his pleasure in the attempt to spread the much required Palliative Care mission for the benefits of chronic suffering patients.

The faculties were

1. Dr. Rakesh Garg, Additional Professor, Anesthesiology, Dr. BR Ambedkar Rotary Cancer Hospital, AIIMS, New Delhi

2. Mrs. Alice Stella Verginia, Ex-MNS, National Faculty IAPC and ELNEC.

3. Prof.(Dr.) Latha A, Faculty, JIET College of Nursing, Jodhpur.

The Session was moderated by KV Hamza, Gen. Secretary, DNipCare and coordinated jointly by Mr. Suresh Thaliyaril, Secretary, DNipCare and Prof. Geethamma Emmiammal, Principal, Sharada Devi College of Nursing, Bengaluru.

 Prof. Meghavarnan, Principal, MES College of Nursing, Bengaluru said vote of thanks to the dignitaries, faculties, the participants, DNipCare and Echo India for conducting the arranging the programme.