Alpha Palliative Care is affiliated to and receives technical support from Institute of Palliative Medicine, Calicut, India. We also leverage, share best practices and seek support from similar institutions across the world. In its endeavor to improve the quality of life, Alpha Palliative Care strives to save the lives of patients identified as curable. With a list of eminent medical professionals including oncologists, anesthetists, surgeons, gynecologists and social workers, who have most graciously accepted to contribute their time and services for the noble cause; Alpha Palliative Care has been working endlessly towards its vision to relive pain for all those in need of palliative care.
Alpha Palliative Care is an approved Training Centre of National Health Mission. The centre conducting Certificate Courses for Doctors, Nurses and Volunteers.
Wedding of the close relatives is found to be a major emotional concern of the patient. Consequently Alpha has devised a project for conducting the marriages of daughters and sisters of patients who cannot afford the wedding expenses. Bride-grooms are selected by the family. Alpha provides the arrangements for the marriages as per the customs and rites. Cash gift of Rs. 50,000 and 40 grams gold jewellery. Sadya (feast) is prepared and served by volunteers. Cultural programmes are conducted by Alpha Kalavedi (A cultural club of patients children). Marriages are conducted twice every year. 45 girls got married to date.
“Santhwana Samanuayam” is a mega get-together of Alpha Palliative Care supporters who sponsor patient care every year. We are pleased to invite all to be part of the activities to make the world pain free. Revenue goes directly to patient care. It is a novel example of community participation.
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world. It is observed to draw attention to the patients living in unique conditions who often struggle with access to palliative. World Hospice and Palliative Care day asks individuals and communities to make palliative care universally available, and to hold policy makers and governments accountable for taking appropriate action. For this Alpha holds Walkathons every year throughout the state by students, teachers, community volunteers and supporters.
‘Hastha’ – Mrinalini Sarabhai Memorial National Choreography Festival
The first Mrinalini Sarabhai Memorial National Choreography Festival will be held in Thrissur from 19 to 21 January, 2017. The three-day long event organised by ‘Hastha’ will include a wide variety of programmes. Non-verbal choreographies that blend dance, Theatre and scenography will be considered for the competition section. Further, choreographies that are developed out of classical dance forms will be given preference. Maximum duration of the presentations should be 70 mins. Out of all the entries, six best performances would be selected and invited to participate. The selection committee will comprise Exponents from the fields of dance and Theatre in the country.