Dr. Abhishek Shukla

Aastha Centre for Geriatric Medicine, Palliative Care Hospital & Hospice, on this day, calling for partnership of medical professionalists and family members and friends to provide combined effort in – sharing the care – to the people with life limiting illness. 

· Palliative care to be integrated into their countries health system including in national health, HIV and cancer plans available for those who need them. 
· Hospice and palliative care to reach all those who need it – particularly the poorest and most marginalized, such as prisoners, the homeless and those with disabilities. 
· Policy makers, funders and service providers to listen to the voices of people living with life-limiting illness, their families and caregivers. 
· The integration of hospice and palliative care into all health care professionals’ education programmes, both undergraduate and postgraduate. 
· Hospice and palliative care to be provided concurrently with curative treatment such as ARVs and cancer treatment 

Today, Aastha has organized a Training Programme in association with CIPLA for Caregivers which includes paramedic team, family members and health volunteers to ensure comprehensive care to the people with life limiting illness. The session started from 11:00 am and continued till 4:00 pm. In this 5 hours informative as well as interactive sessions, Mr. B.M. Bhola, Trainer from Doctor Reddy Laboratory with their Coordinator, Mr. Amit Srivastava has taught 50 selected participants who were mainly caregivers, through audio visual aid on the theme – sharing the care. The training contain discussion matters as how to become a service oriented professionals, Developing interpersonal skills, Team work, Sharing work, Conflict management and Understanding job responsibilities. 

The training programme was concluded by Dr. Abhishek Shukla (MD), Specialization in Critical Care Management, that hospice and palliative care to peoples with life limiting illness – is essential human rights. We must understand that need of the patient and provide all basic care which is necessary in terms of supportive care. 

For further information contact Mrs. Indira Talukdar on 9307218390.

  • Lucknow, India
  • Written by: Dr. Abhishek Shukla
  • Sunday, 10 October 2010

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