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HOSPICE
Ganga Prem Hospice
Vision & Goals
Team
Patient Care
CAM Therapies
Spiritual Care

Ganga Prem Hospice Team
Our team includes patients, families, friends, medical professionals, nurses, social workers, volunteers, spiritual advisors and our support team.

Our team is gradually growing but, as we are still a small team and do not have all the staff that we will need in the future, most of our members work in more than one capacity. The main categories of the team are as follows:

1. The Patient and his Family and Friends
An important theme of palliative medicine is that the patient is the focus of care. At Ganga Prem Hospice the patients are, therefore, given repeated opportunities to actively participate in team decision-making. Not doing so can result in care plans that are inappropriate and less likely to answer the patient’s needs. For the same reason the patient’s family and friends are also important members of the team.

2. Medical Professionals
The professional palliative care team at the inpatient facility of Ganga Prem Hospice includes cancer specialists, general practitioners or regional medical officers, non-allopathic specialists and therapists who are full time or part time workers associated with the hospice.

The cancer specialists are in overall charge of the hospice and address medical as well as administrative issues. Other medical and secretarial staff form part of their team.

a) The Medical Director of Ganga Prem Hospice:

Dr AK Dewan, M.S. M.Ch. (surgical oncologist)

Other oncologists:
Dr SK Sharma

Other doctors:
Dr GS Vats (general physician)
Dr (Mrs) Rupali Dewan (gynaecologist)
Dr Aditi Chaturvedi (pharmacologist and palliative care specialist)
Dr Brenda Ward (palliative care consultant)

 
     
Dr AK Dewan
Dr Rupali Dewan
Dr GS Vats


     
Dr Aditi Chaturvedi
Dr Brenda Ward




 

b) The general practitioners or resident medical officers residing in nearby villages or districts can visit regularly. They can be trained in palliative care programmes if necessary.

Dr Rajesh Saxena (gynaecologist)
Dr Mayank Gupta ( anaesthetist and pain specialist)

     
Dr Rajesh Saxena
 
 
 
 
 
 

c) Non allopathic specialists from ayurvedic, homeopathic and other CAM therapies provide holistic care to patients.

Dr JP Rathi (ayurveda)

     
Dr JP Rathi
 
 
 
 
 
 

d) Other specialists from therapeutic systems like physiotherapy, yoga and nutrition.

Sunita Semwal (masseuse)

3. Nurses
Nurses are trained in palliative care of patients. Their most important functions are:

a) Assessment of needs
b) General nursing care, including dressing, pressure area care, bowel care, venupuncture and administration of drugs

Philomina Mathai
Priyanka Nainwal
Mamta Krishali
Surabhi Chamoli
Sheetal Kaintura
Lalita Awasthi
Manoj Suresh

     
Philomina Mathai
Philomina Mathai
 Priyanka Nainwal
 Mamta Krishali
Sheetal Kaintura
     
Lalita Awasthi
Lalita Awasthi
Lalita Awasthi
Manoj Suresh
 
 

Nurses assistants
Madhu
Seema Rawat
Sarita Rawat

4. Social Workers and Volunteers
Social workers and volunteers include emotional support groups who mobilize resources and may organize equipment like mattresses, wheelchairs, commodes and back rests etc. They will maintain liaison with the patient’s family members and medical professionals. They will also provide a counselling service for patients and families. Other functions of volunteers can include befriending patients and taking them for outings, etc.

Gita Kukreti
Jatinder Raturi
Raj Mehra
Trilok Khurana

 
   
 


Gita Kukreti
Jatinder Raturi
  Jatinder Raturi
Raj Mehra
Raj Mehra
Trilok Khurana
Trilok Khurana
     

5. Spiritual Advisors
The spiritual advisors in the hospice are there to strengthen or even sometimes to awaken the patient’s faith in a Supreme Power who can help him when human help will inevitably fail. Those who already have faith in the Divine need help and encouragement in their traditional prayers and practices while meditation and contemplation can also help those whose minds are trying to understand the enigma of death and the possibility of a framework of Being beyond the universe we perceive with our outer senses. Whatever the religion or belief of the patient may be, the spiritual staff always offer respect and reassure the patient in that belief. The staff act as sensitive and caring friends to the patients and their relatives and as such offer them unreserved love and companionship in the delicate field of their spiritual faith. As spirituality brings inner security and peace to the patient, it enables him to accept physical suffering and death with the minimum of emotional and mental disturbance. It is therefore a very important part of palliative care and the presence of spiritual staff in a hospice is essential.

Nani Ma
Bhagat

 
     
Nani Ma
Bhagat
 
 
 
 
 


6. Administration and Management Staff
The administration and management staff look after practical matters of administration and management. They will work in close collaboration with Trust members and the medical professionals.

Mr Raghuvira Ghai - trustee
Mr Suresh Kathpalia – accountant
Mr Mitra Prasad Pandey – supervisor
Mr Durgesh Prasad Bijalwan -  data management and accounts officer
Mr Yogeshwar Prasad Barathwal - administrative assistant

     
Mr Ghai
Suresh Kathpalia
Mitra Prasad Pandey
Yogeshwar Prasad
     
Durgesh Prasad Bijalwan
 
 
 

7. Secretarial and Public Relations
The secretarial and public relations staff look after the files and records of the Trust work, coordination of the team’s activities, public relations and fundraising.

Pooja Dogra - coordinator
Shareena Bhaya – Pallium Ganga Prem project manager
Mrs Kalpana -  office assistant

     
Pooja Dogra
Shareena Bhaya
Shareena Bhaya
Shareena Bhaya
Kalpana
 
 

8. General Staff

Drivers
Purnananda Kairwan, Vijay Halder, Amir Khan, Kuldeep Aswal

     
Purnananda Kairwan
Vijay Halder
 

Guards
Chetan Giri, Om Prakash Thapa, Deepak Pokhriyal, Prem Bahadur Rana

     
Chetan Giri
 
 
 

Kitchen Staff
Kamal Singh, Seema Rana

Housekeeping
Meena Rawat, Sangeeta Rawat, Reena Rawat, Munni Devi , Sandeep

       
Meena Rawat
Meena Rawat
Munni Devi
Munni Devi
Sandeep
Sandeep
 

Electrician
Deepak Giri  

     
Deepak Giri
 
 
 

Gardener
Dharmaveer Kashyapa

     
Dharmaveer Kashyapa
 
 
 
 

9. Support Team
The support team includes those working in the fields of publicity and fundraising.          

Anuj Gupta - Uttarkashi - electronic media and general support
     
Anuj Gupta
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
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