Started in 1997, CIPLA Palliative care improves the quality of life of patients and their families, who are facing problems
associated with life-threatening illnesses like cancer. It provides patients with relief from symptoms, pain, physical and mental
stress of serious illnesses. Treatment, stay and medicine for patients are free of cost. SCIT SSR Members learned that caring for
the terminally ill i.e. Hospice work, is very new and rare in India. They also learned that both palliative and curable treatment
can go hand-in-hand and palliative care can extend beyond the curable treatment. Death may be inevitable for terminally ill
patients, but we can provide a quality life for their remaining short span of life.