Department of Medical, Health & Family Welfare



Palliative Care is an essential component of the Cancer Control and Health Care Program for Elderly People. To minimize the load of diseases throughout the state, running palliative care program along with Cancer Control and Health Care of Elderly is the need of the hour. A Nodal Officer must be nominated for conducting non-communicative programs at the district level.

National Program for Palliative Care was thus started in Uttar Pradesh in the Financial Year: 2016-17. Presently total 15 districts respectively Jalaun, Jhansi, Lakhimpur-Kheeri, Lalitpur, Etawah, Ayodhya, Firozabad, Farrukhabad, Rae Bareli, Sultanpur, Bahraich, Meerut, Saharanpur, Aligarh and Mathura of the state are leveraging on this program.


The Availability & Accessibility of the Palliative Services as per the requirements of the community
Quality palliative services as per requirement and effective measures to mitigate the suffering of the patients
Stepwise provision of Palliative Care Facilities at every level of the Healthcare System

Tasks to be done under this programme:

1. Enhancing capabilities for providing quality palliative care during the programmes (National Program for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, and Stroke; National Program for Health Care of the Elderly, the National AIDS Control Program) run by the government under National Health Mission
2. Trying to incorporate palliative care in the syllabus of medical education, nursing, pharmacy, paramedics and social workings enabling them to take palliative care and long term remedies more proactively and sensibly
3. Enhancing the skills and awareness among the people to ensure their increased participation in the palliative care in medical facilities
4. To develop and set national standards for palliative care and continuously trying for the health benefits of the people

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