Thursday, March 09, 2006
Hi from Jaipur - the pink city in Rajestan, the most royal Indian state. Dr Gayatri and I were invited to take a seminar at an important oncology conference. It was the first time in Rajestan that there had been a palliative care seminar at an oncology conference so the local team were very encouraged. There is only a small service here with a need to work together and try and develop some co'ordianation in training and networking. As ever we meet people who are committed to making a difference. We visited an inspiring hospice where 5 nuns run a very good unit with such care and compassion but with very little medical support and would so welcome further training. (see photo) We have been offered a very warm welcome if we were able to return and help with training and development. Rajestan is a large, spparsely populated state with many villages that are far from city centres such as Jaipur. As ever there is so much needing to be done to improve the lot of the poorest patients. Our hosts Dr Malti and Anjum were very generous and welcoming, helping us to experience some of the cultural highlights.
Posted by Cairdeas at 1:53 pm