Relevance of the Pain and Palliative Care Society.

We have facilitated the evolution of a large community based palliative care program in India. Our society performs the following functions:
· Supports the PPCS clinic at the medical college hospital, Calicut, which at present averages over 65 patients everyday.
· Helps deliver palliative care through link centers. Today we have 32 such centers located across Kerala. Patients visit the clinic depending on their necessity, which can average a few times every week.
Hence approx. 4500-5000 'patient contacts' are made each week.
· PPCS as part of its education campaign conducts training sessions and workshops. Here doctors and registered nurses are trained to deliver palliative care. We also have programs where volunteers are trained to work with patients thereby encouraging community participation.
· Spread the message of Palliative Care all over the country, and helps other organisations to initiate palliative care services.
· Reaches out to bedridden patients through its homecare programs.
· Explores the relevance of other systems of medicines like Ayurveda. At present, the society has undertaken a research project in collaboration with Aryavaidya Sala, Kottakal on the efficacy of Ayurveda drugs in symptom relief in incurable cancer.

World Health Organisation (WHO) Recognition

The WHO has declared us their "demonstration project" for establishing a model for the delivery of palliative care for other developing countries. We are the only organisation to achieve this status in the whole of the developing world.

Other recognized donors

In the last financial year alone, the PPCS received some financial assistance from reputed organisations like W. B. Davis Charitable Trust (UK),Savitri Waney Charitable Trust, UK and
Help the Hospices, UK.

Donations to the pain and palliative care society are exempt from it under section 80(G) and can be sent to the following address:

The secretary
Pain and Palliative Care Society
Medical College (P.O),
Calicut - 673 008, India.

Phone: 00 91 (0) 495 354897, 359157
E-mail: pain@vsnl.com
Website: www.painandpalliativecare.org

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