St.Gregorios College Kottarakara is blessed with the student palliative care unit and its activities. It is the first student palliative care unit in the Kollam district.  Shri. S H Panchapakesan, Principal and District Sessions Judge, District Court Kollam inaugurate the function. Palliative care is a vital role domain in which still needs into the health care system. Extension of students into palliative care would make them responsible for society. Placing the vibrant youngsters at the center of any development process can result in inclusiveness and sustainable participation. It would result in enabling the students to identify the genuine opportunity to better their own lives and for the community as a whole.

              Under the guidance of the Taluk Hospital Palliative care unit, Kottarakara volunteers of the student community were given field training.  This training is assisted with the help of Ms. Remya Chandran, Palliative Staff Nurse, Taluk Hospital Kottarakara, and Ms. Shemeena, Physiotherapist, Taluk Hospital, Kottarakara. Our 24 volunteers completed the training program. Unit volunteer and college Palliative care unit coordinator Surya S Sathyan attended a two-day residential training session at the Kerala University student cell on Palliative care. A one-day workshop on the manufacturing of umbrellas was organized and active participation of our student volunteers is noticed.

The palliative care unit since its establishment in 2019 as the first student palliative care unit in the district has been a remarkable achievement in its history. From its one year of activities and performance, it has been contributing a major role in achieving the motto of the institution. The service made by the unit to the vulnerable sections of the society and activities made by the students a motive to be responsible citizens of the country. The directives given by the palliative care members of the Taluk Hospital Kottarakara made the students aware of their duties and responsibilities to Indian society. The club has also initiated providing awareness programs, orientation classes, field visits for the unit members at the college. The unit has actively participated in supplying medicines, clothes, food, and care to needy persons.



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