THE ADVISORY BOARD

PALCARE has set up a group of experts in palliative care to guide us and ensure that we deliver on our promise.
They bring with them impeccable reputations and decades of invaluable experience; and lead the way in providing a cutting-edge service.

Mary Ann MuckadenMary Ann Muckaden

Dr. Muckaden is a doyen in palliative medicine in India. She has indefatigably championed the cause of palliative medicine throughout the country leading the way in creating greater awareness for the urgent and critical need for palliative care with the government, medical profession, funding organisations and individuals.

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Harmala GuptaHarmala Gupta

In 1996, Harmala founded CanSupport, a non-profit organization, dedicated to looking after people with advanced and terminal cancer. She pioneered a home based palliative care service to bring medical relief, nursing care and emotional support, free of charge, to the doorstep of less privileged cancer patients living in Delhi and the NCR. Today, more than 20 trained teams of doctors, nurses and counselors look after and  concurrently look after more than 2000 cancer patients in their homes.

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R AkhileswaranR Akhileswaran

Dr R Akhileswaran is a specialist in Palliative Medicine and Radiation Oncology. He has trained and worked in both specialties in the US, UK, France and India. He is currently working full time as a palliative care specialist in Singapore. For 15 years he ran HCA Hospice Care, Singapore, which is the largest palliative home care service in that country and a role model for many other centres across Asia.

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Dr. Naveen SalinsDr. Naveen Salins

Dr. Naveen Salins is the Professor and Head in the Department of Palliative Medicine at the Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. He is also the Editor of the Indian Journal of Palliative Care, Director of the EPEC India program of the North-western University United States and Honorary Tutor of the School of Medicine, Cardiff University UK. Dr. Salins is the mentor of the CTC-RMI program of the Government of India for implementing the provisions of amended NDPS act.

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