On the occasion of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, RGCIRC, Rohini, organized a full day programme on 08th October 2022. The morning session started with inaugural remarks by Mr. D. S. Negi (CEO, RGCIRC, Rohini), Dr. Sudhir Rawal (Medical Director, RGCIRC, Rohini) and Dr. Gauri Kapoor (Medical Director, RGCIRC, Niti Bagh). This was followed by scientific sessions which included talks on Introduction to Palliative care and Hospice by Dr. Kinshuki Jain, Communication Skills by Dr. Ullas Batra, Co-Director – Medical Oncology and End of Life Care Issues by Dr. A. K. Dewan, Director – Surgical Oncology.
A panel discussion on the theme “Healing Hearts and Communities – The Indian Scenario” succeeded this. It was moderated by Dr. Rajiv Chawla, Director – Anesthesiology and included Dr. Pinky Yadav, Chief of Operations cum Medical Superintendent, Dr. Kinshuki Jain, Consultant – Pain Management and Palliative Care, Dr. Savera, Senior Palliative Care Physician, Ms. Madhumita Dhall, Director of Nursing and Mrs. Indra Jasuja as panelists. It served as a brain storming exercise on present day status of palliative care in India. Practical experiences of patients and caregivers on “Sail through the journeys” were well appreciated.
Poems and slogans on the theme “Heart to Heart” were also solicited before the event, which also received a warm response from general public. The programme was a success with large participation.