Palliative care, a branch of medicine, aims to control pain and suffering and improve the quality of life of the patient and the family, during regular curative treatment and after.
What we offer is holistic palliative care catering to the patient’s different needs. We follow a family care model.
The patient gets all medicines and services free of cost.
Why palliative care ?
A desperate need
According to the National Cancer Registry Programme of the Indian Council of Medical Research, there are:
- 2 to 2.5 million cancer patients in the country at any given time
- Less than half percent have access to palliative care treatment
- Seven hundred thousand to nine hundred thousand new cancer cases are detected every year
- 70 percent of the cancer patients in India require palliative care as a majority of the cases are diagnosed at an advanced stage, resulting in poor survival and high mortality.
We have been making concerted efforts to not only care for patients but also to spread the knowledge by informing and training professionals and others in palliative care.
Cipla Palliative Care and Training Centre