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It’s not about a good death, you should have a good life, right to the end: Rumana Hamied

PT Jyothi Data | Updated on October 22, 2021

Palliative care is little understood, but its importance cannot be emphasised enough. The definition of palliative care is slowly changing from “end-of-life” care to being more supportive care and pain-management, brought early into the course of treatment.  

In its 25 year, the Cipla Palliative Care & Training Centre (CPCTC) launched India’s first national palliative care helpline to support patients and care-givers. (*number given below)

Rumana Hamied, Managing Trustee, Cipla Foundation and CPCTC, gives us an insight into the work being done on palliative care across the country, and how hospitals and mainstream doctors are becoming part of this conversation.

Saath-Saath national palliative care helpline: 1800-202-7777

Published on October 22, 2021

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