Tribune News Service
Amritsar, October 18
Sri Guru Ram Das University of Health Sciences in association with National Association of Palliative Care for AYUSH and Integrative Medicine (NAPCAIM) organised a palliative care conference here.
The theme for the conference was “Leave no one behind, equity in access to palliative care.”
Dr Baljit Kaur, Assistant Director, Health Services Punjab, was the chief guest at the event. She emphasised on the role of Guru Nanak Dev in providing compassionate care to the people suffering from leprosy at those times.
The keynote address was delivered by Dr Katherine Pettus, Senior Advocacy Director, International Association of Hospice and Palliative Care, USA on the topic role of advocacy in palliative care and by Dr Gregorio Zuniga, assistant professor, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University, Canada, on the topic equity in pediatric palliative care.
Dr Bhupinder Singh Walia, member, Punjab Medical Council, Dr Abhijit Dam, president, NAPCAIM and Dr Piyush Gupta, secretary, NAPCAIM, shared their views about the importance of palliative care.
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