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Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement

Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM)* initiated the Palliative Care Program in 2009, as a continuum of care for people living with HIV. Dr Nandini, a conscientious palliative care physician, guided the team led by Dr M A Balasubramanya, Secretary and Anesthesiologist, SVYM
Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement started in 1984 by a group of medicos led by Dr. R Balasubramaniam has its headquarters in Mysuru district of Karnataka State in Southern India. Acting as a key promoter-facilitator in the community’s efforts towards self-reliance and empowerment, SVYM is developing local, innovative and cost-effective solutions to sustain community-driven progress. Today, SVYM's 9 institutions and 40 programs in the sectors of Health, Education, Socio Economic Empowerment, Training and Research serves 3 million indigenous tribes, rural and urban poor all over Karnataka.
SVYM played a pivotal role in drafting the State's Palliative Care Policy approved by the Govt in Aug 2016. It also initiated the State's first comprehensive Palliative Care Program on a Public Private Partnership model at Mysore Medical College and Research Institute. It has now extended the program to the neighbouring district of Hassan too.
CA-2, KIADB Industrial Housing Area, Ring Road, Hebbal, Mysuru - 570016
Contact person
Dr. M. A. Balasubramanya

Red star: Hospice/Palliative Care unit - IAHPC Institutional Lifetime member
Orange star: Hospice/Palliative Care unit - IAHPC Institutional Member
Green dot: Hospice/Palliative Care unit

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