According to the World Health Organization (WHO), each year, an estimated 40 million people worldwide are in need of palliative care and 78% of them live in low-and middle-income countries. In another shocking statistic, only about 14% of people who need palliative care currently receive it. The approach of Palliative Care improves the quality of life of patients and their families who are facing problems associated with life-threatening illnesses. It prevents and relieves suffering through the early identification, correct assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, whether physical, psychosocial or emotional.

IHHC’s interdisciplinary Palliative Care Program covers conditions like, hospice care, patients with advanced diseases like terminal cancers and other progressive conditions where the patient needs symptomatic relief.

A life lived with dignity is a life worth living. IHHC’s Palliative Care enriches the quality of life for patients by providing clinical care with compassion both emotionally and physically in the comfort of their own homes. IHHC’s specialized Palliative Care Program deals with long-term medical problems by providing home nursing services through a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals. Some of these services include, but are not limited to:

• 12-24 hours of nursing support provided by nurses who have a minimum of 2 years nursing and critical care training
• 12-24 hours of medical caretaker support
• Counselling
• Physiotherapy
• Equipment based on client requirements like Ventilator, Suction Machine, Monitor and Hospital Bed
• Consumables (paid for by the patient) – depending on availability