(Delhites’ National Initiative in Palliative Care)
(Regd. No. S-67554/2009)
[An initiative to improve the quality of life of patients and
their families facing problems relating to life limiting illness,
through holistic assessment, psycho-social and medical support
An initiative exclusively running on volunteers endeavour,
reaching entire resources to the deserving patients
without any administrative overheads.
NGO with a difference
by ensuring total transparency
as the daily fund flow is available in our website in public domain
for not only the beneficiaries and benefactors
but also the common public to assess and analyze critically]
A-170, Pandara Road,
83 Akriti Apartments,
Palliative Care, ‘Santhwana Paricharanam’ (in Malayalam) is an attempt to provide a quality life to the patients suffering from long term, bed-ridden and terminal diseases like Cancer, AIDS, Paraplegia, Quadriplegia, Muscular Dystrophy, Thalassemia, Cerebral Palsy etc., and also for perennial accident victims. This endeavor is to discharge the social responsibility of conveying our concern, love and care towards our fellow human beings who are in need of some kind of solace or a helping hand to cope up with their progressing terminal diseases.
The care is being rendered by multidisciplinary teams consisting of volunteers, doctors and nurses, who visit the homes of patients regularly and provide psycho social, emotional and medicinal support. The Palliative Care include not only end of life care but systematic counseling and support to the patients and their families from the moment the terminal disease is diagnosed. Harmonizing the relationships of the patients and their family members, who are the main care givers, is also an integral part of Palliative discipline.
drawing inspiration from the feature on Palliative Care movements of Kerala
published in Malayala Manorama Newspaper during the year 2008, DNipCare
(Delhites’ National Initiative in Palliative Care), an organization for
Palliative Care was born in
a dedicated team of 45 volunteers joined together under DNipCare and have
been trained in Palliative Care in
DNipCare provides Palliative Home Care to patients with an average 2 home visit per month per patient. Deserving poor patients and their families are being given the monthly food ration by DNipCare regularly in addition to the medicines and social support extended to them. We are associated with Delhi State Cancer Institute, Dilshad Garden, Delhi for providing Palliative Home Care for their patients staying in Delhi.
Providing waterbeds to the prolonged bedridden patients suffering from bedsores, financial and logistical support to the poor patients to get their treatments and diagnostic tests done, counseling the deeply depressed terminally ill patients thereby assisting them to bring in a ray of hope in their minds to lead a quality life devoid of physical pain and socio psychological sufferings, are some of the activities we are actively involved with.
Providing guidance and Assistance for rehabilitation of poor patients or their families for earning a decent livelihood is also a program taken up by DNipCare and the patients are able to move forward in their life with dignity. Setting up of a screen printing unit at the residence of a paraplegic bedridden patient with urinary catheter, diabetics and bedsores is a latest attempt of DNipCare on the above lines of rehabilitation package.
cases handled by DNipCare are extensively discussed by volunteers in the
Monthly Review Meetings held on Second Saturdays of every month in Kerala
Reviews of the cases are done by experts from Medical and Palliative fields and discussions held to address the issues patients are facing with. Sensitization of the masses to think positively for mitigating the sufferings of the hapless and ailing patients around us is the priority area DNipCare holds close to the heart.
Doctors and experts on Palliative Care field from various hospitals and other renowned institutions attend these review meetings and provide valuable guidance to the volunteers.
the beginning of this initiative was within the precincts of specific culture
of Malayalees under Kerala Muslim Welfare Association, Delhi, the potential
of the mission has leapt beyond its boundaries and thus now evolved a cosmopolitan
and multilingual approach with the participation of more kind hearted and
committed volunteers hailing from across the States in India. Both the patients and volunteers hail from various States of
organization believes in spreading awareness among masses thereby ensuring
maximum coverage of patients to get relief from the psycho social and medical
problems suffered by them. In
order to achieve this, we conduct sensitization programs in and around
Funds for providing medical and social support are being generated so far by the volunteers by pooling in from own pockets and through small donations from well wishers. Activities and day-today accounting thereon including fund flow are available for public to review and analyze critically as we provide them in our website www.dnipcare.org and blog http://dnipcare.blogspot.com/ in the public domain. Hence our organization also stands different from others in terms of its transparency as well.
Contributions/Donations can be made by way of Cheque/Demand Draft in favour of ‘DNipCare’.
Savings Bank Account No.11050100186834
Bank, M-17, Connaught Circus,
While we are hale and hearty,
Let us Empathize,
Spare some time and resources
for ailing patients and
Spread the message of
Palliative Care !!!