Palliative Care

Are you, or your loved one living with a serious illness like cancer?

Cipla Palliative Care & Training Centre is here to support you at the free-of-cost palliative care OPD in KEM Hospital, Pune.

Hours: Every Friday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

What is Palliative Care?

We believe that palliative care is ‘Responsive Care’. It is care that is responsive to the needs of patients and their families. Palliative care recognizes that the problems faced by a person with a serious illness are not just confined to the disease. It acknowledges that there may be pain and other symptoms related to the psychological, social and spiritual concerns of patients and their families.

Who can access Palliative Care?

Palliative Care is for patients:

  • Of all ages
  • In all disease stages
  • Undergoing treatment for curable illnesses
  • Living with chronic diseases
  • Nearing the
  • end-of-life stage
  • and more…..


How does Palliative Care help?

  • Provides relief from pain and other distressing symptoms
  • Affirms life and regards dying as a normal process
  • Intends neither to hasten or postpone death
  • Integrates the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care;
  • Offers a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until death
  • Offers a support system to help the family cope during the patient’s illness and in their own bereavement

When should Palliative Care start?

Palliative Care should begin early in the course of illness, in conjunction with other therapies that are intended to prolong life, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy, and includes those investigations needed to better understand and manage distressing clinical complications.

How can our palliative care team help you?

The Cipla Palliative Care team approaches to address the needs of patients and their families, including bereavement counseling, if indicated. The team aims to enhance quality of life, that may positively influence the course of illness

  • Assess your situation to make your individualized care plan
  • Help reduce your physical pain
  • Provide support to manage your symptoms
  • Help your family members learn about your care
  • Counselling & other activities to ease emotional discomfort


For consultation, get in touch with the free-of-cost Palliative Care OPD at KEM Hospital, Pune, at:

+91 20 6603 7460 | +91 20 2621 7460 | +91 20 6603 7398 | +91 20 2621 7398.

‘We cannot change the outcome, but we can affect the journey through care, comfort and compassion’