PAIN AND PALLIATIVE CARE CENTRE
Analysis of patient records in the collegiate hospital revealed that there is a rapid growth of patient visited for cancer treatment in homoeopathic system. As a follow up measure the institution has initiated steps to establish a Pain and Palliative Care Unit in the Collegiate Hospital for the treatment, terminal care of cancer affected people and awareness programme. The unit started functioning on 15th December 2014. The unit conducts awareness programme and classes throughout the Kanniyakumari District in association with NGOs. It also conducts screening programmes aimed at early detection of cancer cases, homoeopathic treatment to cancer patients, home visits to affected people for remedy, and cancer care through peripheral health centers. Pallium Kulasekharam routinely visits the unit twice in month for expertise care support. As an extension activity, the Palliative Care Unit of the college hospital extends its service to cancer prone areas namely Colachel, Kovalam (Kanniyakumari) and Manakudy through the Peripheral Centers. The performance has proved that the initiative is very successful. Amendments have already been made for admitting patients demanding emergency management with the intension for assessing the scope of homeopathy in management of cancer. The present unit head of the initiative is Dr. N. V. Sugathan,Principal & Professor, Department of Practice Medicine and Dr. V. Harisankar, Associate Professor, Department of Practice of Medicine as Medical Officer.
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