Palliative care, try to improve life of patients with incurable disease and the long term bedridden by reducing the physical, mental, socio-economic and spiritual problems. The goal is to provide pain-free and dignified last days. Institute of Palliative Medicine (IPM) is the pioneer of palliative care movement in South East Asia. As the first World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Community Participation in Palliative Care and Long Term Care (WHOCC) in developing countries, we are trying to establish community based palliative care in different parts of India and abroad. IPM is instrumental in developing the “Kerala Model” of palliative care which is popular among the palliative care fraternity worldwide.
At IPM, more than 20,000 patient contacts are done every year through Out-Patient department, In-Patient department and Home care. Every year, 2,000 new patients register with us.
The annual expenditure for our varied ventures is around 20 million INR which includes patient care, home care, medicines, food for In-patients, monthly food kit for poor patients, rehabilitation of long term bedridden patients and educational support for their children, training programs for doctors, nurses, volunteers and students, research and development and creating compassionate communities across the world. All the expenses are met solely through random donations.
As Milaap restrict maximum amount to 10 million INR we wish to raise 50% of our annual expenditure through this campaign.
The raised amount will go to
1. Home care - Rs 4.2 million
Visiting terminally ill and long term bed-ridden patients at their homes and providing necessary care. We visit around 20 homes a day by two teams comprising doctors, nurses and volunteers.
2. In-patient Care - Rs 4.0 million
Providing care for those with severe symptoms in our Institute which have 30 bedded inpatient facility round the clock. We also try to make the last days of terminal patients by helping them die pain-free and with dignity.
3. Medicine and food - Rs 1.8 million
We give all medicines free of cost for our Out-patient, In-patient and Home care patients. We provide free food for the patients and their caretakers for those who are admitted. Monthly free food kits are supplied to deserving families at their homes.
We need you to improve the quality of care in the last days of our fellow beings and spread the message of compassion.