“I believe that palliative care is a science and an art. The relief of total pain is possible only when excellent evidence- based medical practice is combined with a multi-disciplinary approach to symptom management. At the Cipla Palliative Care & Training Centre (CPC), we have a dedicated team of physicians, nurses, social workers, allied health professionals and volunteers.

We recognize that every patient and family is unique; not just from the perspective of their disease condition but also from the point of their lived experiences, culture and beliefs. We personalize care and base it on a consideration of factors including patient and family choices and response to various treatment modalities. What sets the Centre apart is our family care model where we care for patients and their loved ones, supporting them as a unit.

Having celebrated its landmark 20th year anniversary in 2017, the Centre is now poised to further enhance palliative care services, including palliative care for children. We hope to improve access to palliative care by supporting training programmes for palliative care professionals and advancing advocacy efforts to build awareness.”

– Dr Manjiri Dighe
Medical Director, Cipla Palliative Care & Training Centre (CPC), Warje Pune


Dr Manjiri Dighe brings with her a decade of practice, training and research experience in Adult and Paediatric Palliative Care. She has worked at Tata Memorial Centre as Faculty in Palliative Medicine for five years. Prior to joining CPC she was associated with Bayt Abdullah Children’s Hospice, Kuwait, the only dedicated Paediatric Hospice in the Middle East. She has done her MD Paediatrics and MBBS from Mumbai University and has an MSc in Palliative Medicine from University of Wales, Cardiff. She leads the multi-disciplinary team at CPC of doctors, nurses, social workers, volunteers and support staff.