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P.D. Hinduja Hospital & MRC launches Comprehensive Palliative Care Services

With an aim to provide emotional and physical support to chronically ill patients, P.D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre today celebrated World Hospice and Palliative Care Day by inaugurating its new Palliative Care service. Under this initiative, the hospital will provide palliative care services, pain relief treatment and counselling to in-patients and OPD patients, including cancer patients.

Palliative Care, also referred to as ‘comfort care’ or ‘supportive care’ involves providing chronically ill patients with relief from the symptoms or pain associated with a disease and seeks to improve the quality of life for both the patient and the family. Palliative care plays an important role in alleviating short-term symptoms and provides long-term support against chronic diseases.

Launching the Palliative Care service at the hospital, Mrs. Usha Raheja, Trustee, P.D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre said, “P.D. Hinduja Hospital has always been supporting various initiatives to help and enable patients to fight their disease and share their experiences. All our patients are treated like family here and this is our endeavor to walk with them through their struggles providing help wherever needed. We understand the importance of end of life care and with this new service, we hope to …

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