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GangaPrem Hospice

  What Is Ganga Prem Hospice?
Ganga Prem Hospice is a spiritually orientated, non-profit hospice for terminally ill cancer patients. The Hospice has been constructed at the foot of the Himalayas on the bank of the river Ganga.

Situated at Gohri Maphi near Rishikesh and Haridwar, the spiritual and holistic centres, the Hospice provides medical, emotional and spiritual support for individuals and their grieving families.

 
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   OUR SERVICES:
 


  Monthly cancer clinic in Rishikesh
Cancer clinics in other cities
Home care programme
Bereavement support service
Palliative care training
 
   



August Floods: Courage in Adversity
August was a month that brought weather-related troubles to Ganga Prem Hospice. As the over-active monsoon raged on with days of continual rainfall; Rishikesh, which is criss-crossed by rivers, saw flooding in many areas. Rivers overflowed their embankments, and the Gohri Maphi area where Ganga Prem Hospice is located, saw unprecedented flooding.

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Two year old Saumya Battles Leukemia


 

Saumya is two, going on three. However, unlike other children, she is carrying with her the huge burden of dealing with cancer. As a toddler, Saumya would often keep unwell, cry, and want to cling to her mother. After investigating her for various conditions, she was finally diagnosed with leukemia, for which she needed immediate medical intervention.

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Healthy Living: Papaya
Papayas are sweet, heating and have an alkaline effect on the body. They pacify vata. Kapha individuals can use them in moderation whereas pitta individuals should have papaya no more than once a week. Generally helpful for cough, asthma, spleen and liver dysfunctions, papaya also helps to control worms.

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Our Patient: Ranjeet Kumar
Forty-five-year-old Ranjeet Kumar came to the Ganga Prem Hospice cancer clinic in July 2018, complaining of pain and discomfort. He looked tired and had a vacant expression in his eyes. It could have been either due to the physical pain he was undergoing due to a malignant condition, or from the fact that for last several years of his life, he has lived like a destitute.

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Upcoming Events: GPH Cancer Clinic in Rishikesh:  30th September, 2018 Read More  | KD Concerts: 30th December 2018

  Inpatient Facility 2017-18
The year 2017 was when the GPH project took the momentous leap of commencing its inpatient service.
 
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Volunteer Coordination
Pallium – Ganga Prem: August saw sustained effort to coordinate & sensitise the GPH volunteers.

 
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Schools & Colleges Pallium
Ganga Prem: During August the team sensitised Rishikesh youth about palliative care.

 
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