Thursday, April 12, 2018

#NGOs offer free palliative care to terminally ill #Cancer patient across east and north east Bangalore

Bangalore Hospice Trust – Karunashraya & Sri Chandanmal Pukhraj Bothra Medical Centre have extended free palliative care to terminally ill cancer patients across east and north east Bangalore.With a view to alleviate the extreme suffering of the patients of advanced cancer and to make medical consultation easily accessible to patients in east and north east Bangalore, there is a plan to start a clinical OPD for Cancer patients for symptom management and pain relief at Bothra Trust premises once a week,said Dr. Veena of  Sri Chandanmal Pukhraj Bothra Medical Centre at a press meet in Bengaluru today.

In the last 22 years, through the Home care services Bangalore Hospice Trust  have cared for around 4051 patients.A dedicated multi-disciplinary team comprising of a Doctor, nurses, counsellors, and social workers, visit the homes of patients and families in and around Bangalore and provide palliative care. Currently, home-care services are provided five days in the week and depending on need, each patient is visited once or twice a week said Dr. S. N. Simha from Bangalore Hospice Trust.
Bangalore Hospice Trust – Karunashraya – was set up in 1994 as a Public Charitable Trust jointly by the Indian Cancer Society (Karnataka chapter) and Rotary Club of Bangalore, Indiranagar. Its aim is to provide free palliative care for advanced stage cancer patients.On the other hand Sri Chandanmal Pukraj Bothra Trust has been serving the needy from the last 18 years, with over 20,000 patients visiting regularly and availing the best medical facilities totally free of cost.The Trust also offers regular clinics for Diabetes, hypertension and cardiac care, eye care, ENT orthopedics, pediatrics etc., with experts offering their consultation.