In the many life-defining moments, nothing possibly changes our reality, as the diagnosis of a serious illness. It makes relentless physical, emotional and financial demands, not only on patients, but also on their families and loved ones.
It was to support patients and their families in their most difficult of times, beyond medicines and treatment, that Cipla founded the Palliative Care & Training Centre in 1997 in Warje, Pune. Since then, we have reached out to over 14,000 patients with free-of-cost care.
We believe that palliative care is ‘Responsive Care’. It is care that is responsive to the needs of patients and their families.
Palliative care recognises that the problems faced by a person with a serious illness are not just confined to the disease. It acknowledges that there may be pain and other symptoms related to the psychological, social and spiritual concerns of patients and their families.
The goal of palliative care is to provide the best possible quality of life, at every stage of treatment, starting from diagnosis.