The Cipla Palliative Care and Training Centre
was established in 1997 as a home, rather than a hospital, for terminally ill cancer patients.
Because we believe that while there will be patients who are beyond cure, they should never be beyond care.
At the Centre, there are no bed numbers; patients are known by their names. The doctors and nurses are not in uniform; they wear warm smiles.
Our approach is holistic. We focus not on dying but on living each day to the fullest. Besides managing their pain, we treat them with meditation, yoga, laughter therapy sessions and creative activities of their choice.
Our team of caregivers extends to the patient’s relatives, to whom we provide free counseling and training to look after their loved ones.
The Centre provides free treatment and has cared for more than 7,700 patients.
It also trains doctors, nurses and medical social workers from across India in palliative care.