JAMMU, 9th September: The Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC) and Shankar Mahadevan Academy Nirvana in collaboration with the Directorate of Health Services of Jammu organized a musical evening for hospice patients, doctors and nurses. paramedics from Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
This musical evening of harmonies was held on a virtual platform and offers songs mainly in Kashmiri, Hindi and Dogri. Doctors and palliative care patients from Gandhinagar Jammu Government Hospital and all district hospitals in Jammu participated in the programme.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Saleem ur Rehman (Director General, Family Welfare, MCH and Immunization and Director of Jammu Health Services), said, “Palliative and supportive care is the care provided to patients terminally ill patients who need physical, social, psychological, behavioral and spiritual support in their care Music is an evidence-based treatment for these patients and has a spiritual element that carries the strong message that it there is always hope in palliative care.
He expressed his gratitude to Dr. Sushma Bhatnagar, Professor and Head of Department of Onco-Anesthesia and Palliative Medicine AIIMS New Delhi, Head of Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital and Head of National Cancer Institute (NCI), Jhajjar for organizing such an event for palliative care patients. and medical personnel.
Dr. Narinder Bhatyal, Medical Director of Gandhinagar Government Hospital also spoke on the occasion.
The event ended with a vote of thanks presented by Dr. Rohit Lahori (Nodal Officer, J&K Palliative Care).