Showing a new way to the politics, CPI(M) on Tuesday, Palliative care day, formally entered a new area of social life: pain and palliative care. The party will take the initiative in registering charitable societies at the District level and raising an army of about 500 volunteers in each area committe, who will look after the functioning of the palliative care units.
CPIM Thiruvananthapuram District Committee has formed Com. E K Nayanar Memorial charitable trust as part of this unit. The inauguration of the programme was done by CPIM leaders in various area committees in the district. Com. Pinarayi Vijayan attended a function in Chalai, Com. V S Achuthanandan inaugurated the function in Mannathala.
In Kottayam, two area committees Puthuppally and Changanassery formally inaugurated the operation of their palliative care units.Inaugurating the Capt. Lakshmi Charitable Society at Pampady, Bishop Geevarghese Mar Coorilos of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian church said the emergence of an individual-centred society due to globalisation was the greatest threat faced today. Scores of people, many of them retired hands, attended the function chaired by CPI(M) leader V.N. Vasavan.
All the other district committees are also in the process of forming such pain and palliative units. The state conference of CPIM held in 2012 february took a decision in this regard to take up activities in social arena.