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Activities of Pain Relief and Palliative Care Society

Palliative Care at MNJ Institute of Oncology, Hyderabad
PALLIATIVE CARE - Caring for People Living with Advanced Cancer

MNJ Institute of Oncology is a Regional Cancer Center for the state of Andhra Pradesh. We support the palliative care program at MNJ Institute of Oncology, Hyderabad. The center provides care to about 10,000 review patients and 2,000 new patients per year. The Unit collaborates with international organizations like WHO, International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research and Pallium India.

The primary goal is zero-tolerance to pain – every effort is made to keep the patient pain free and to incorporate palliative care into the care of the patient right from the time of diagnosis. The services offered are outpatient care, in-patient care and home based care for patients in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.


Palliative Care for Children with Cancer
MNJIO has a unique pain relief and pediatric palliative care program for the special needs of the children. We support children with cancer and their families in their battle to overcome the illness by providing the emotional support, counseling, 'food for survival', travelling expenses, special school for children, rehabilitation and recreational activities

Home Based Palliative Care Program - LIFE AT YOUR DOOR STEP
Supporting Patients and Families Where They Want to Be

The "Life at Your Doorstep" program provides a comprehensive home care program, 24 hour/7 days a week to patients and families struggling with advanced and terminal illness in the city of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. This program is the only home based palliative service in the entire city of Hyderabad - a city of 6 million people. The dedicated home care team not only attends to physical problems such as severe pain, breathlessness, malignant wounds, and confusion, but provides skilled psychosocial and spiritual support. Educating and preparing the family for expected changes at the end of life is another key role of the trained team. To date, the program has cared for over 6500 patients since its inception in the year 2008.

Rural Outreach Palliative Care
The Chevella Mandal Community Based Palliative Care Program

Most chronically ill people prefer to spend most of their time at home and they are in desperate need of accessible medical care to help them cope with chronic and life limiting illness. An integrated and well-designed community based palliative care program is the only realistic model for achieving significant coverage and continuity of services for the terminally ill.

We provide continuity of care by a group of dedicated volunteers in Chevella Mandal is located in the Ranga Reddy district of Andhra Pradesh. Regular visits by a team of palliative care physicians, nurses and physiotherapists extend care beyond the hospital setting.

HOSPICE AND INSTITUTE OF PALLIATIVE MEDICINE
KUMUDINI DEVI PALLIATIVE CARE CENTRE/ HOSPICE

Living well and dying better

In furtherance of our activities, we have set up a full-fledged Hospice. This hospice is providing a state of the art care for people living with advanced life-limiting illnesses such as cancer and other chronic diseases.

The hospice consists of 26 beds, and where palliative care is being provided free of cost to adults and children. The center is also the leading centre for training, advocacy and research center for palliative care in the country. At a conservative estimate, the institute is providing direct palliative care to 2000 inpatients per year, i.e. those who need inpatient care for difficult pain and other symptom management and an end – of-life-care. This centre is one of the training centers and research center for palliative care in India.

     
 
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