Wednesday, September 29, 2021

DNipCare Executive Meeting at 7.00 PM on 29th September 2021 on Zoom Platform




The Executive Meeting of DNipCare held online at 7.00 PM on 29th September 2021 on Zoom Platform.  The following Members attended:

1. Shri A.T. Sainudin, President,

2. Shri KV Hamza, Gen. Secretary

3. Shri Sures Thaliyaril, Secretary

4. Adv. Haris Beeran, Secretary, 

5. Shri Cyriac Antony, Treasurer

6. Shri Abubakar, Member

7. Dr Habeebul Rahman VM, Member

8. Shri Haris PNP, Member

9. Dr. Saleel Chembayil, Member

10. Shri Abdul Kareem PK, Member


The meeting chaired by Shri AT Sainudin, President, discussed about exploring the possibility of restarting the Weekly Palliative Charitable OP Clinic, which was stopped on 15.03.2020 due to outbreak of Covid pandemic.    The possibility of starting it at the premise of Alshifa Hospital,  authorities of which have already offered the premise to be spared to DNipCare on every Sunday, has also been discussed.  However, majority of members were of the opinion that we need to wait since Covid pandemic has not yet vanished completely from the Country and apprehension of a third wave of the disease is still not ruled out.  

The matter about providing self attested copy of identity and address proof (PAN & Aadhar Card copy ) of the Executive Members required in connection with applying for extension of Income Tax exemption has been raised by General Secretary and all members present and who have not yet provided it agreed to do it as early as possible.

The meeting discussed about the activities and financial status and expressed the hope that with growing activities, the contributions also may come along.

The World Hospice & Palliative Care Day on 09th October 2021 shall, considering all social distancing norms, be observed with the limited activities under DNipCare and details of which shall be shared with all the members of the organization.

The meeting ended with vote of thanks to the chair.



Sunday, September 26, 2021

Gurjeet Singh ji passed away on 26th September 2021


Dear friends,

Mr. Gurjeet Singh, Oral Cancer Patient and one among our Palliative family members, died at 5.50 PM today, 26th September 2021 in Shanti Avedna Sadan, where he was admitted by DNipCare on referral from Delhi State Cancer Institute (DSCI) for Hospice Care on 04th September 2021.  Earlier he was admitted in emergency of DSCI by somebody known to him as a destitute patient since his family members whom he had deserted 9 years ago, did not stand up for him.  We were supporting him in DSCI and admitted him in the same destitute status in Shanti Avedna Sadan. 

We continued our efforts to persuade his family to come and visit him once, but in vain so far.  However, difficult to accept the failure, we ( Mrs. Sunita George of Shanti Avedna Sadan, Seema Prasad, our Volunteer and KV Hamza ) ventured into their house in Vikaspuri today around 4.30 PM and after hearing all the vows and issues Mrs. Urvashi, the wife of Gurjeet Singh and their children faced during the last 9 years when he was away in Gujarat after deserting the family, we finally could convince her to talk to him over a video call arranged to Sister Tabita Madam of Shanti Avedna Sadan.  Even if not in person, the virtual meeting of the couple was the last fulfilled desire of Gurjeet Singh before his taking his last breath at 5.50 PM. 

The family has, now agreed to reach by 7.00 AM tomorrow to claim the body and cremate it in Green Park crematorium.  It will be appropriate, if some of our volunteers also ensure their presence at 7 AM to bid farewell to Gurjeet Singhji whom we were taking care ever since he reached DSCI Emergency Ward.  Let us also pray for the departed soul.    

Mohammed Salim expired on 22nd September 2021 in Shanti Avedna Sadan


One destitute Cancer patient Mr. Mohd. Salim died at 4.20 AM today, 22.09.2021 in Shanti Avedna Sadan, New Delhi.  Mr. Ankit from Shalimar Bagh was his care taker for many years now.   We, the Volunteers from DNipCare did the last rites of Mohd Salim.  

Advocate Sidheeque, Dr. Habeebul Rahman VM, Mr. Abdul Gafoor, Mr. Subin Salam, Mr. ...., Haji Shafi Noorani,  Mr. Abdul Kareem, Mr. Suresh Thaliyaril, and KV Hamza were there to do his last rites including, bathing, dressing, prayer at Shanti Avedna Sadan and burial at Nizamudheen Graveyard.


So let us gear up to do it with our potential volunteers for bathing, dressing, prayer and burial preferably in Nizamudheen Graveyard today.

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.