A one-day seminar on “Palliative Care” was organized by Hitaishini on 15th December 2018 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Golpark ,Kolkata.

The Keynote address was delivered by Padmashri Dr. M. R. Rajagopal, Chairman, Pallium India. Dr. Rajagopal, who is often referred to as the “father of palliative care in India “ pointed out in his in lecture that medical care in palliative case is not just about physical relief to the patients and the caregivers but also about spiritual , social and psychological support.

There was a panel discussion on “ Possibilities of Palliative Care in Eastern India” where Dr. Abhijit Dam, Medical Director,Koshis-The Hospice and Secretary , Indian Association of Palliative Care was present as the Moderator. Dr. Arnab Gupta, Director, Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre and Research Institute, Dr. Gautam Bhattacharjee, Head, Radiation Therapy of the same Institute and Dr.Debashis Jatua, Dept. of Palliative care and Pain Management , Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute were present as panelists to exchange their views.

More than 65 participants including doctors, members of cancer support groups and cancer survivors attended the seminar.

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