Palliative care offers unique support and immeasurable comfort to countless families during the most difficult moments families face, while bringing compassion and dignity during their most pain-taking and challenging times.
In a landmark event at Noon Hospital, we were privileged to host Dr. Sushma Bhatnagar, Head of Onco Anesthesiology & Critical Care at AIIMS Delhi and President of the Indian Association of Palliative Care. Her insights have been a beacon of hope, illuminating the path towards excellence in critical and palliative care. Dr. Bhatnagar’s expertise, along with her exceptional ability to simplify complex medical concepts, has profoundly impacted our medical staff and community. This initiative is a step forward in changing perceptions, emphasizing the importance of empathetic care, especially in life’s most challenging moments.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Sushma Bhatnagar, Dr. Savita Butola, Dr. Anjum Khan, Sister Hanife, Mamta Parihar, Brother. Ram and the Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC) team for their effort during these 3 days session (26th-28th Dec 2023) on palliative care. Their collective wisdom and dedication are shaping a new era in Indian healthcare, where quality and compassion go hand in hand.
This event has been a testament to our commitment to bringing world-class medical knowledge and practice to every corner of India. Dr Bhatnagar’s and her team’s visit underscores our commitment to integrating compassionate care into every aspect of healthcare, especially in life’s most challenging moments.
We were also honored by the presence of Prof. Naresh Bhatnagar, Dean, Research and Development at the Indian Institute of Technology – Delhi. His discussions on leveraging technology to enhance patient experiences and quality of life have opened new avenues for innovative healthcare solutions.
Our recent collaboration with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, in introducing the BSc Palliative Care program, has been a transformative journey. Students have gained profound insights and awareness into the critical significance of palliative care, opening their eyes to the immense impact this field has on enhancing the quality of life for patients and their families. This initiative is not just about imparting knowledge; it’s about shaping compassionate healthcare professionals who will make a real difference in the world.
Our deepest gratitude extends to Dr. Sushma Bhatnagar, Prof. Naresh Bhatnagar, Dr. Savita Butola, Dr. Anjum Khan, Sister Hanife, and the entire IAPC team. Their dedication and insights are driving a transformative shift in Indian healthcare, marrying quality with empathy. We are grateful for the support and participation of all, as we continue to strive for a healthier, more compassionate nation.