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Palliative care training for district doctors held

THE INDORE Cancer Foundation organised a training programme on palliative care for its district level doctors with the help of the State government at the R C Noronha Administrative Academy in Bhopal recently.

india Updated: Jan 10, 2006 13:46 IST

THE INDORE Cancer Foundation organised a training programme on palliative care for its district level doctors with the help of the State government at the R C Noronha Administrative Academy in Bhopal recently.

The programme was organised under a fiscal support of the Union Ministry of Health, India and the World Health Organisation.

A three-member faculty from Indore Cancer Foundation trained the 16 doctors nominated by the State government from various districts for this training programme.

The faculty included Palliative Care Physician Dr Manisha Pradhan, Yashoda Dharkar and Dr Baldev Dimbani. They trained the doctors on communication skills, pain management and practical issues such as medication for breathing problems at the hospital level itself.

Doctors were also instructed on how to train their staff to take care of the cancer patient. The trainees included Dr Sudhir Jain (Sagar), Dr Ashok Tiwari (Bhopal), Dr M P Tiwari

(Satna), Dr Sudhir Shukla (Chhindwara), Dr C N Gupta (Shivpuri), Dr Shriram Solanki (Barwani), Dr S R Chauhan (Khandwa), Dr L P Walekar (Sonkachch), Dr Sanjay Sharma (Dhar), Dr L R Dinkar (Mandideep), Dr Rajesh (Guna) and Dr R K Chaturvedi (Gwalior).

All these doctors offered to develop palliative care services at the district hospitals where they are working.

First Published: Jan 10, 2006 13:46 IST