RMD Pain and Palliative Care Trust (RMD), provides pain relief and palliative care to terminally ill patients and their families through medical care and counseling. It plays a strong role in healthcare in particular Palliative Care where there is a strong need for able care and competent manpower to cater the ever increasing demand for such services. The aim is to improve quality of life of terminally ill patients as well as of their families. The Trust provides out patients, in patient service, home visits, Family Support and Counselling.
Main activities are:
Hospice Care Prabha: Madurai 'PRABHA HOSPICE' is a center of compassionate medical care which focuses on terminal care for old age care, advanced cancer, renal failure, lever failure and End of Life Care. The Center houses 25 beds, two trained staff, one visiting doctor, care givers and counselor for providing Palliative Care Services.
Hospice Karunasagar: The Hospice "Karunasagar" at Porur supports and cares more than 50 patients from the lower socio economic group of people who need Palliative care. A well trained team is devoted to give patients a better quality of life with prolonged stay till their end.
Community Based Services: RMD has launched Community Based Palliative Care Unit at Periyapalayam Ellapuram Block, Thiruvallur District with support from National Rural Health Mission and State Health policy (Tamil Nadu). The Unit caters Palliative Care for 4 Primary Health Centers in 53 Villages, covering a population of 1.5 lakh. Till date, 240 patients have benefitted from the services.
Grahseva: Grahseva provides training to professionals for House visits and Home care. Training is provided for home care givers like nursing and health workers, special need care givers, therapists, psychologists and social workers. The Trust has partnered with IGNOU to start a community college and offer courses in palliative care. The courses are accredited to IGNOU, which offer employment opportunities to underprivileged in the area of palliative care.
RMD Trust proposes to establish a 50-bed Geriatric, Oncology & Palliative Care Hospital to provide specialty services such as Palliative Care, Pain Management, Medical & Surgical Oncology, Geriatric Medicine, Training, etc.
Income Rs1 cr
Expense Rs98 lac
Source : Audit Report 2015
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