Friday, February 25, 2022

Video Links - Academic Sessions Batch 2 of DGHS -DNipCare – ECHO India program on “Promoting Excellence in Palliative Care Nursing"

S.No. Date Sessions
1 23.10.2021 Session-1: Overview of Palliative Care
2 13. 11.2021 Session 2 : Comprehensive Integrated Palliative Care - Home and Community based. Career Development
3 20.11.2021 Session 3:Communication and Breaking the Bad News
4 04.12.2021 Session 4:SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT 
5 18.12.2021 Session 5:Basic Care of a Bed ridden Patient Awareness on Wound Stoma and Lymphoedema Care
6 08.01.2022 Session:6 Paediatric Palliative Care
7 22.01.2022 Session 7 PAIN MANAGEMENT 
8 05.02.2022 Valedictory Session and Session 8 

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Mr. Mani Swamy of Tigri Camp passed away today, 24th February 2022





Mr. Mani or often called as Mani Swamy was an integral part of the Ayyappa Mandir, Dakshinpuri, Delhi, preparing food and serving the devotees there since long.  Being a Stomach Cancer Patient, he was one among our DNipCare Palliative family members as well. He could tactfully hide his mounting problems and worries including the sufferings due to disease and even the sorrows of losing his youthful son during the peak Covid time, behind his pleasant smile and ever willingness to help anybody and everybody.   His involvement and enthusiasm was obvious when DNipCare held the free medical camp at the Ayyappa Mandir premise in association with Ayyappa Sewa Samiti, Dakshinpuri on 31st October 2021.   Finally Mr. Mani left for heavenly abode at 5.00 PM today, 24th February 2022  while he was being brought to Safdarjung Hospital.  Suresh Sir used to be in touch with Mani Swamy always ever since Swamy became a member of our DNipCare family on 06th March 2016.  Pearly Sen Madam and husband Mr. Sen George Sir have visited his house now to meet his bereaved family.    Let us all pray for the departed soul.


Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Mr. Prince Mallick left for his heavenly abode on 15th January 2022


It was an odyssey of more than a decade starting from 04th December 2011 for the Volunteers of DNipCare with our Palliative family member Mr. Prince Mallick, the paraplegic patient of Seelampur.  On 15th January 2022 he, however, bid farewell to this world or got rid of his confined to bed life.  His life is rather a case study for the carers as he was not only fighting his fate after the fall from the roof of his home way back in 2009 or so, but also with the errant rats moving around and trying to eat flesh from his foot, about which he seldom realizes due to paraplegia waist below.   

Having two sons and a daughter, his life was moving on, but for the sudden disappearance of his daughter a couple of years ago, aftermath of the pandemic Corona turning his caring wife into mental disarray, his physical situation deteriorated and finally succumbed.    

We, the Volunteers, will miss him, his meaningful smile and sweet complaints on not ensuring frequent visits to him, even when the packet of medicines containing    Fucidine Oinment, Betadine Solution, Gose bandage roll Paper tape purchased for him this month unknowing about his death, is available with us and yet to be handed over to Mr. Somasekharan Sir for giving it at his home. 

Let God bless his departed soul.

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Hair Donation Campaign by DNipCare Volunteers on the occasion of World Cancer Day on 06th February 2022


Our hair is a significant part of our appearance and adds a lot of confidence and character to our personality and self esteem.  While we are naturally blessed with normal hair growth and good health, there are many who aren’t. There are multiple organisations in our country that work towards awareness about hair donation and providing wigs for Cancer patients and survivors, and for patients of auto-immune diseases that don’t let hair grow on their bodies.

On the occasion of World Cancer Day, few of our virtuous Volunteers of DNipCare (Miss Alisha Abraham of Jesus & Marry College, DU,  Ms. Seema Prasad DNipCare Volunteers Coordinator and few who do not wish  to publish their names etc.) did their Hair Donation today, 6th February 2022 for the suffering Cancer Patients.  DNipCare is grateful to these Volunteers including Ms. Sameena of Sakhi Beauty Parlour & Cosmetics, E Pocket, Dilshad Garden, Delhi for facilitating the mission.



Saturday, February 5, 2022

Academic Valedictory Session of DGHS -DNipCare – ECHO India program on “Promoting Excellence in Palliative Care Nursing – Batch-2, Session 8” on 05th February 2022

The Online Academic Programme of DGHS -DNipCare – ECHO India program on “Promoting Excellence in Palliative Care Nursing – Batch-2, Session-8 - Valedictory Session” held on 05th February 2022.  

The topic of the Session -2 was End of Life Care and Caring Last Hours. 

Miss Oanh Pham, DNipCare Intern and DU Social Work Master's student welcomed the faculties, dignitaries and all the participating Nursing fraternity.    

Dr. CN Bhargavi, Faculty, College of Nursing, Dr. RML Hospital and Academic Coordinator DNipCare along with Mr. KV Hamza, General Secretary moderated the Valedictory Session.

The Keynote Address was to be delivered by Dr. Rathi Balachandran, ADG(Nursing), DGHS, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government  of India, but due to last minute busy meeting could not attend.

Prof. (Dr.) Sushma Bhatnagar, Head of the Department of OncoAnaesthesia and Palliative Medicine, IRCH, AIIMS New Delhi and President, Indian Association of Palliative Care inaugurated the Valedictory Session.  

Prof(Dr.) Julia Downing who was the Special Invitee for the Programme, felicitated the programme and spoke on the occasion.

Dr. Shashikant Sharma, Registrar, Rajasthan Nursing Council, was Guest of Honour for the Programme.

Mrs. Sreelekha R, Chief Nursing Officer, Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram Kerala was also Guest of Honour and spoke at length felicitating the Programme. 

Mr. KV Hamza, General Secretary, DNipCare felicitated the programme and participants.

Dr. K V Ganpathy (PhD) the volunteer at Palliative Medicine at TATA memorial hospital Mumbai and also Clinical Psychologist and CEO of JASCAP, introduced the topic of the Session. 

Hanife Mac Gamwell Palliative Care Nurse Specialist, Coordinator and Instructor ELNEC USA, Honorary Head and Instructor, India and Volunteer of DNipCare made the presentation and delivered the lecture on the topic with her natural flow grabbing the attention of entire participants and dignitaries.

Case/Experience sharing was done by Ms. Anu Savio Thelly, Nurse Consultant in Palliative Care, MGMCRI, Puducherry by narrating the life event of End of Life Care provided to her own mother.

Mrs. Jessy Shaji Paul, Senior Nursing Officer of All India Institute of Medical Sciences and an ardent Volunteer of DNipCare summed up the Session.

Ms. Shakila Murali, Palliative Care charge Nurse, CMC Vellore provided the feedback.

Miss Shalini Dutta, MSW Student of Delhi University and intern with DNipCare said vote of thanks to all the dignitaries, faculties and participants of the programme effectively coordinated by Mr. Suresh Thaliyaril, Secretary, DNipCare and partnered by Echo India represented by Mr. Albin Mathews and Ms. Anila Goswami.