RGU hosts workshop on cancer and palliative care

RONO HILLS, Sep 20: A workshop themed ‘Cancer and palliative care: The scenario in Arunachal Pradesh’ was jointly organized by Rajiv Gandhi University’s (RGU) Centre for Youth Development and Leadership Studies and Itanagar-based AMG Foundation here on Friday.
The workshop, which was attended by 84 participants, stressed on “the need for psychosocial interventions as part of palliative care approach where social workers can provide quality of life and care during death to a terminally ill person,” according to a release from the university.
Addressing the participants, an oncologist from the TRIHMS said, “Papum Pare district being the first in the country in incidences of stomach, cervical, ovarian and thyroid cancer is a (matter of) great concern.”
AMG Foundation president Likha Sonsi highlighted the organisation’s goals and activities.
The speakers at the workshop were cancer control programme state nodal officer Dr Sam Tsering, TRIHMS pain and palliative care in-charge Dr Tashi Chotton, TRIHMS Radio Oncologist Dr Hage Sonia, and RGU’s social work department’s guest faculty member Dr Rachel Kabi.
The workshop was attended by, among others, RGU Vice Chancellor (in-charge) Prof A Mitra, Academic Dean Prof SK Singh, and Social Work HoD Dr Kaushalendra Pratap Singh.