Alpha Palliative Care Overseas Chapter Membership
Alpha Palliative care Overseas chapter
The chapter’s role is to support the activities of the Alpha Palliative Care services in India by providing much needed financial, strategic and operational support. The chapter also undertakes the responsibility of initiating new palliative care centres all over India, especially in North, West, East and North- East where the existence of the service is very little.
Palliative care, though an important arm of modern medicine, is sadly not adequately supported and represented in India. This results in less than 5% of the palliative patients getting access to acceptable quality palliative care in India. Alpha Palliative Care Overseas Chapter recognizes the urgent need for action and strives continuously to educate and increase awareness in the society.
Alpha Palliative care Overseas chapter membership
By becoming a member of Alpha Palliative care Overseas chapter, you are extending a much needed helping hand in supporting the countless fellow human beings who are in severe physiological and emotional pain.
The membership fees of Indian Rupees 25,000 (twenty Five thousand) per annum is a small token towards this great cause of palliative care in India. This membership fee, in addition to the other funds raised, is entirely utilized to support the activities of Alpha palliative care in India
How to become a member.
Alpha Palliative Care
Alpha palliative care is the largest not for profit palliative care organization operating in India. Alpha Palliative care currently has 18 centres all over Kerala, India and has close to 11,000 patients under care.
In addition to the conventional palliative care, Alpha Palliative Care expanded the scope of palliative care to include victims of all life limiting diseases from the very inception in the year 2005 when the home care services were started. Over a period of time Alpha Palliative Care expanded further to cover people suffering from restricted mobility such as stroke survivors, accident survivors, spinal cord injury like paraplegia and quadriplegia, people with various other neurological disorders, age-related frailty and people with chronic kidney disease needing dialysis. Alpha palliative care dialysis facility currently operates 25 dialysis machines and offer 3 shifts per day, 26 days per month, as of now.
Alpha Palliative Care Policy
We, in Alpha Palliative Care, undertake to care the patients and their families and respect them as individual human beings who have their needs as perceived by them.
Undertakes to deliver appropriate care at the door step of the patient while preserving their option to visit Alpha Hospices and Link Centers for symptom control so that they have a choice to receive their treatment and care, at home or at out patient`s clinic or in hospice.
Provide the treatment and care without discrimination irrespective of race, religion, caste, creed, gender, political affiliation and socio-economic status.
Alpha Palliative Care has a mission to enhance the quality of life of human beings in pain and distress due to life limiting illnesses without discrimination on grounds such as race, religion, caste, creed, gender, political affiliation or socio-economic condition and by delivering palliative care at the hour of need, at the place of need, free of any cost to the receiver driven by our duty of care towards the community.
People should be able to enjoy good quality life before death as a human right and have a good death, when that eventuality finally occurs. Helping one another is a duty; not a charity.