IMPHAL, Nov 19 - A two-day International conference on palliative care titled �1st Pallicon, 2015� kicked off at the City Convention Centre here today.
The conference was inaugurated by Manipur Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh. The inaugural function was attended by Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam, Dr Suresh Kumar, Technical Advisor (WHO Collaborative Centre) Institute of Palliative Medicine, Kozhihode, Kerala. Dr Kh Palin, president of PCS Manipur presided over the function.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister cited the State�s achievements in the health sector particularly in the matter relating to infant mortality rate and doctor- nurses ratio. He appealed to doctors, nurses and related professionals to give priority to the needy people living in the interior and remote areas.
�The conference is expected to provide an information, education, awareness and sharing of knowledge about palliative care and its need in the society,� said Dr Jugindra Sorokhaibam, Secretary of Palliative Care Society (PCS) Manipur, the organiser of the conference.
Besides national and International faculties from UK, Thailand, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, the conference was also attended by doctors and nurses, professional teachers and students from the State and outside.