Palliative Care Should be Integrated with National Health Scheme

  • Justice S R Bannurmath, Chairman, Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission said every terminally ill patient has the right to get palliative care and denying it amounts to human rights violation.
  • Currently, such services are provided by a handful of charity organizations.
  • I n order to ensure that every terminally ill patient gets access to palliative Care, it should be integrated with the National health Scheme, he said.