Palliative Care in India

A pain free path towards better quality of life

The WHO describes palliative care as an approach that improves the quality of life of patients (adults and children) and their families who are facing problems associated with life-threatening illness. It prevents and relieves suffering through the early identification, correct assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, whether physical, psychosocial or spiritual. The WHO data also highlights that among low- and middle-income countries, 78% adults and nearly 40 million people every year are in need of palliative care.

In this essay, you can read about developments in palliative care in the Indian context, and efforts by Government, civil society organizations and sustained efforts of leading care advocates like Dr M R Rajagopal, also known as the father of palliative care in India.

You can access the full essay here: Palliative Care in India


One Day Online Training Program for Physiotherapists (Certificate Program) by Pallium India

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Date/Time: Oct 23, 2021 / 9.30AM

Dental Concerns among Systematically Ill Elderly Population by Seniors Today

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Date/Time: October 16, 2021/ 5pm


The Home Stretch – A Family Caregiver’s Handbook by Sanjay Dattari (Published by Penguin Random House India)

The Home Stretch

About the author: Sanjay Dattari is a software engineer. Over the last seven years, however, he has been working on various initiatives to make the lives of the elderly in the India better. He was a full-time director of India’s first store exclusively for senior citizens called the “Old is Gold Store”, based in Chennai, for five years. Sanjay can be reached on

The book is available on Amazon and Flipkart’s online stores.


Ageingneeds India is India’s first home adaptation service provider for older adults, disabled people, post-surgery support, Alzheimer’s, dementia & Parkinson’s conditions.

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