Palliative care with trained team where the patients are given Quality of life with prolonged stay till their end. Our new center palliative and hospice service at Madurai located at No.55 Kennet hospital road , Ellisnagar, Madurai - 625010 It has 25 beds The Lower socio economic group of people who need Palliative care are Supported by Registered Non – Profitable Trust named RMD Pain and Palliative care Trust (Tax exempted)

RMD Pain Relief and Palliative Care, is a registered organization located in T. Nagar Chennai, headed by Dr. Republica Sridhar a Palliative and Geriatric Care Specialist with over 15 years of experience in caring for the terminally ill. The organization provides pain relief and palliative care to terminally ill patients and their families through medical care and counseling. The organization provides out/in patient service and home visits. Family support and Counseling. Grief and Bereavement support.


    Palliative Care

    Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.



    A majority of patients who require palliative care are those suffering from cancer or other life threatening conditions. In India (…80 %…) are diagnosed with cancer each year and 60% of them require palliative care since they are diagnosed when their condition is already advanced and incurable. Old age cancer alone is estimated to affect 18% of the population.

    There has been a latent need for terminal care in the community, where only a tiny fraction (0.4%) currently gets relief and even these patients have to travel great distances to access palliative care. 30 % Die with agony, despair, and leaving a behind a Distressed family


    Need Analysis

    The current healthcare infrastructure, however, is not sufficient to meet the growing demand and according to the WHO report India needs to add 80,000 beds for the next 5 years. Change in disease profile, demographics, socio-economic mix and prices will impact healthcare delivery over the next 5 years. It is estimated that there will be a 50% increase in lifestyle diseases (cancer, cardio…) and the increase in population from 1 billion to 1.2 billion will further increase the prevalence of these diseases.

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