Binaytara Foundation (BTF) has partnered the government of Madhya Pradesh in India to establish a palliative care and home hospice program at district hospital, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. Under this collaboration, the BTF will provide training of healthcare professionals, and provide support for implementation of electronic medical record system for the hospice program. Dr. Chandramauli Tripathi, the lead physician completed his training at Horizon Home Health and Hospice, Boise, Idaho.
Hospice and palliative care is a relatively new concept in Madhya Pradesh, a state of 73 million people. BTF supported home hospice and palliative care program is aimed at addressing the needs of the terminally ill. BTF President Dr. Binay Shah says, “Our efforts in India will help patients with terminal illnesses live their last few days in peace and comfort. Dignified death should be a basic human right.”
Access to hospice care is expanding as we are accepting partnership applications to start similar programs in Nepal. You can find out more about the partnership opportunities here.