Monday, September 7, 2009


The Institute of Palliative Medicine (IPM) is the leading training institution for palliative care in Asia. An autonomous institution, it is the policy, training & research wing of the World Health Organization Demonstration Project in Palliative Care for the Developing world. It is also the nodal agency for initiating and implementing community based palliative care programme under National Rural Health Mission (Kerala), a Government of India Project.

Institute of Palliative Medicine works closely with local governments in Kerala. IPM is the technical advisor and implementing agency for Pariraksha, the comprehensive home care program by the Local Self Governments in Malappuram District. IPM is the Indian partner for the WHO Collaborating Centre in Oxford.

Allotted space within the Medical College Campus itself by the Government of Kerala, Mr. Bruce Davis, founder of the W. Bruce Davis Trust supported the project & helped build this facility. Inaugurated on January 21st, 2003, admission of patients and training programs began by July 14th, 2003.

The Institute of Palliative Medicine (IPM) was constructed to make palliative care available & accessible to all those in need of it. To complete the total care provided by us to all our patients, here patients are admitted to bring difficult symptoms under control or to provide the carers respite care.


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