(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]   



Website:        www.dnipcare.org   


          Blog             http://dnipcare.blogspot.com  







 9891008356,  9868726697,



Correspondence Address:

A-170, Pandara Road,

New Delhi-110003.


Permanent Address:

83 Akriti Apartments,

62, I.P.Extension, Delhi - 110092


Volunteer’s Application form


Our Volunteers

Our Executive Committee





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.


By 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 Delhi on 15th August 2008 comprising of a small group of young people from all walks of life in Delhi.  DNipCare renders Palliative Psycho Social and Medical Home Care to the identified and registered long term bedridden and terminal patients.  The organization has been registered under Societies Registration Act 1860.


Initially a dedicated team of 45 volunteers joined together under DNipCare and have been trained in Palliative Care in Delhi by the Indian Association of Palliative Care, Calicut, Kerala in November 2008.  Further volunteers added up and presently we are rendering regular and consistent support to the patients throughout Delhi and also in NCRs like Gurgaon, Ghaziabad, Noida and Faridabad through our area-wise volunteer network.


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.


The cases handled by DNipCare are extensively discussed by volunteers in the Monthly Review Meetings held on Second Saturdays of every month in Kerala Club, Connaught Place, New Delhi with the active participation of the Kerala Club fraternity.


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.


Though 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 India come together under the DNipCare umbrella shows the charity transcends borders and differences.


Our 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 Delhi. So far we have conducted such campaigns in Delhi Malayali Association Cultural Centre (9.11.2008), Jawahar Lal Nehru University Faculty Centre (11.02.2009), Chaitram Malayali Welfare Association (15.8.2009), National Service Scheme Pre-Republic Day Selection Camp, Gurgaon (7.11.2009), Kerala Club, Connaught Place (5.3.2010),   Nanakpura Malayali Welfare Forum, Delhi (7.3.2010). Janasanskriti Kalkaji Branch (28.03.2010) and Kendriya Vihar, Residents Welfare Association, Noida(18.04.2010), Faridabad Malayali Association (2.5.2010) and a lot many thereafter.  These campaigns were of tremendous success as a number of enlightened volunteers emerged through these programs to take forward the Palliative Care concept further.


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

Federal Bank, M-17, Connaught Circus, New Delhi- 110001.


While we are hale and hearty,

Let us Empathize,

Spare some time and resources

for ailing patients and

Spread the message of

 Palliative Care !!!