Institute of Palliative Medicine (Kozhikode)

Institute of Palliative Medicine (Kozhikode)

The Institute of Palliative Medicine is an education, training and research centre for palliative care located in Kozhikode, India. The institute trains health care professionals in palliative care and related medical disciplines. Through its connection with Calicut Medical College and other clinics in the state of Kerala, the institute supports between 4,500 and 5,000 patients per week.


The Pain & Palliative Care Society believes that individuals and families coping with a life-threatening illness deserve efficient access to services that are designed to enhance their quality of life and enable them to receive care in the setting of their choice.


In 1996 the World Health Organization conferred on this society, the title ‘Demonstration Project’ and it became their model to the developing world. Institute of Palliative Medicine is the only organisation to achieve this status in the whole of the developing world.

In the news recently

Pain and Palliative Care Society, Kozhikode has been chosen for as ‘Person of the Year 2007’ award by Indiavision, a Kerala based Malayalam Television channel. The honour is usually awarded to an outstanding individual. However this year the jury, headed by the distinguished writer M. T. Vasudevan Nair, was unanimous in selecting Pain and Palliative Care Society (PPCS). This award was received by Dr Suresh Kumar, Mr. P. K. Ashok Kumar and Dr. M. R. Rajagopal, co- founders of PPCS along with Mr. T. Balan Nair the present secretary of PPCS at a function in Thiruvananthapuram.


* [ Institute of Palliative Medicine]
* [ Calicut Medical Journal]

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