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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 is being 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 will provide 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
 
   



Haridwar Clinic Sees Neglected Cancer
Ganga Prem Hospice held a free cancer clinic in Haridwar on the 24th April. Forty-four of the 102 patients attended the clinic had cancer while another seven patients were suspected of having the disease. Many of the patients’ cancers had not been treated and had reached an advanced stage. There was a lot of follow-up work for the GPH team.
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Two Recreational Events at GPH during April


 

On 9th April a concert fundraiser was arranged in Rishikesh by GPH volunteers. Patients from Haridwar and Rishikesh attended the event as special guests. The following day Sai Soham Kalyan Samiti arranged a day of recreation, satsang and kirtan for GPH Dehradun patients at their temple. Both events were well attended by patients who much appreciate such occasions.

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Home Care Needs at Rishikesh Clinic
Thirteen patients seen at the Rishikesh cancer clinic on the 24th April needed home care visits. Some were already on the home care programme and some were coming to the clinic for the first time. Two of the new patients were badly disfigured with cancer wounds which will need daily dressing.

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Our Patient: Anjanavati
Anjanavati is a disadvantaged thirty –eight year old mother of four children. Her neglected cervix cancer has spread in the pelvic region and she suffers from severe pain. Impoverished living conditions and lack of proper toilet facilities make it all the more difficult for Anjanavati to manage the cancer symptoms.

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Upcoming Events: Ganga Prem Hospice Free Monthly Cancer Clinic in Rishikesh: 29th May, 2016 Read More

  Construction in April
April saw work progress on the outside parts of the GPH inpatient facility at Gohri Maphi.
 
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Sensitisation Talk in DDN
GPH took part in a palliative care sensitisation programme for volunteers in Dehradun on 10th April.

 
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Spiritual Distress
Dr Dominique Cassidy, onco-psychiatrist  from Switzerland has written an article on spiritual distress.

 
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