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Lakshmi Sundaravadanan Hospital

How We Practice Palliative Care

  • Outpatient Clinic – Most of the time patients can be treated as outpatients. The aim is to allow them to take the treatment in the convenience of their own home. We teach the family how to take care of the patient. Medicines are prescribed and written out in a chart to understand easily. We also address the emotional issues of patient and family.
  • Inpatient Care – Sometimes patients’ symptoms like pain or vomiting are severe and unmanageable at home. In situations like this, we admit them to treat and control the symptoms and send them back home as early as possible.
  • Home Visits – When patients are unable to come to the clinic, the palliative care team visits them at home, and gives the necessary treatment and care.
  • Lymphoedema Clinic – There may be swelling of the hands and legs due to cancer or its treatment which decreases mobility and may be quite distressing. We teach the specific ways of massage, exercises, positioning, and bandaging to help reduce the swelling.

Team Of Consultants

Dr. Mallika Tiruvadanan D.A., MNAMS  (Anaes)
Dip. In Palliative Medicine (Aus.), Adjunct Prof.The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Med.Univ., National Faculty, IAPC

Dr. Subathra Muthukumaran M.D. (Anaes)
Grad.Cert. in Pall. Med. (Aus), National Faculty, IAPC

Dr. Asoke  Mathew
DLO, Cert. in Palliative Medicine

Mrs. Vijayalakshmi B.sc., (Psychology)
Counselor and NLP trainer

No. 134, Poonamalle High Road, Poonamallee, Chennai – 600084
Tel: 044-25322684 / 044-26411595Website: http://www.lakshmitrust.org


Dr. R, Donor

“People have a right to die with dignity. I applaud you for giving the medical and supportive care till the end”


Mr. J Who Recently Lost His Mother Due To Cancer

“I am so thankful and indebted to you all for having taken such good care of my mother; I don’t know what I would have done without you all otherwise. She was so happy to see you always, did not want to go anywhere else, thank you for keeping her pain free and comfortable”


Mr. K.Chenthamarai, IG Of Police (Retd), Annual Donor

“May God bless your work and may you continue to bring cheer to your patients”



“Today is my mother’s first death anniversary and I remember the great care and support she got from you and your hospital”


Mr.M, Patient

“I was diagnosed with cancer and suffered so much in pain that I just wanted to die. I did not want to go through any more treatment. Luckily I was referred to LPAPC clinic. The doctors treated my pain and encouraged me to complete treatment. Thanks to them, I am alive today”



“I take the privilege of writing to you regarding the medical treatment given to my wife during her prolonged illness. My heartfelt thanks to you and all the hospital staff for the sincere service”


Mr.R, Patient

Freedom from pain…
After treatment he said “Why didn’t someone give me these tablets before? Why did I have to suffer for so long…”



“My son and I would like to record our sincere thanks and gratitude to your team for all the care, attention, kindness that you gave my beloved wife.”


Mrs. Indira Brito, Annual Donor

“Today is mother’s fifth death anniversary. I always think of your clinic with gratitude and appreciation of the good work you are doing”


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