As the name suggests our Palliative Care Department, an ESMO designated centre, is integrated with other oncological super- specialities like medical oncology, surgical oncology and radiational oncology to provide the best supportive care for patients and their families. Our service is applicable early in the course of illness, in conjunction with other therapies such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy. IPCU works as a team which includes palliative care physician, pain physician, palliative care nurses along with the contribution by psycho-oncology, physiotherapy, nutritional oncology, stoma care unit etc. We provide a holistic approach to improve the quality of life of patients and their families throughout the course of the patient’s illness. We have Out-patient, In-patient and consultative palliative care service inwards.
Our service includes:
- Medical management of cancer pain and other distressing physical symptoms related to cancer.
- Provision of psychosocial and spiritual supportive care to patients and families facing malignancy.
- Provision of terminal care for patients at the end of life.
- Provision of consultative advice and assistance to other medical colleagues regarding palliative management of patients under their care.
Respectfully called MVR, the late MV Raghavan was one of the revolutionary leaders of the Communist movement in Kerala. Born in an ordinary family in Pappinissery, Kannur, his political life began in his early teens. He served two terms as Minister of Co-operation and Ports in Kerala during 1991-1996 and 2001-2006. MVR revolutionized the co-operative sector by taking the people-powered movement to healthcare and education in the State. MV Raghavan realized the role of the co-operative movement in social development and job creation and he was instrumental in setting up various institutions in the state.