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Promoting Hospice & Palliative Care Worldwide


2006; Volume 7, No 1, January



Many ways to help support palliative care.

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Liliana De Lima, MHA

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Regional Reports of India

Good news from India : The Department of Health & Family welfare of government of India has taken a great step forward with the development of palliative care.  It is restructuring its National Cancer Control Policy for the 11th five year plan starting in April 2007.  For this, they have formed a task force to assist with development of strategy.  The task force has six groups and one of them is on Palliative Care and Rehabilitation.  This latter group has 15 members ­ from all the fields of palliative care and rehabilitation representing the various parts of India.

The task force has been asked to review current strategy, and to submit a strategy by 31 March 2006.

We see this as a major positive step with great promises for the future.

MR Rajagopal
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences

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