Department of Palliative Medicine of Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute, Guwahati, Assam, India has celebrated World Hospice and Palliative care Day on 10th October, 2020 at the Academic Hub of the Institute.
The aim of the programme was to spread the message of Palliative care among professionals and students of the Institute and motivate general people to come forward for the help of the needy people. In relation to this a new scheme ‘Palliative Care Welfare Scheme’ for the benefit of poorer sections of patients was inaugurated by Dr Amal Chandra Kataki, Director of Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute. Fahmida Yesmin Rahman Memorial Cancer Trust (FYRMCT) has come forward to help the needy patients through this scheme.
This scheme will help in-patient transportation from BBCI to their native places. FYRMCT will also support the poor patients by providing medicines free of cost who are undergoing treatment at BBCI. Dr Amal Chandra Kataki, Director BBCI has lauded the efforts of FYRMCT to help the socially and economically backward patients. He also said that a lot of relatives of cancer patients face trouble to shift their patients to their home after they are discharged from the hospital as well as to buy medicines which have to be continued for long term supportive care. He hopes that this scheme would be able to cater the needs of economically strive patients.