Abhijit Dam

Jharkhand, India

Dr.Abhijit Kanti Dam passed his MBBS with honors from R.G.Kar Medical college, Kolkata in 1990, MD in Anesthesiology from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi in 1995, Fellowship in Palliative Medicine from Poland and Calicut, India, Fellowship in Interventional pain management, and Masters in Palliative Medicine from Cardiff University. He has also done a course in advanced Vedanta, Care of the Elderly and Contemplative practice in end of life. He has extensive experience in the fields of Anesthesiology, Critical care medicine, Pain medicine and Palliative medicine. He is a National faculty of the Indian Association of Palliative Care. He has been associated with KOSISH which is a NGO providing palliative & supportive services in Jharkhand, Bihar & West Bengal. His current passion is developing a Long term care facility for the Elderly and terminally ill providing holistic care, which is nearing completion. He lives in Bokaro Steel City, India.


After my long years of practice in the field of critical care medicine (since 1993) and disturbed at the state of lonely, painful and undignified deaths that patients face, I embraced palliative medicine in 2006.....working closely with the dying and their families made me reflect upon the unknown facet of spirituality and its close associate, religion. I practice mostly in situations that people frown upon....marginalized population in rural and tribal settings in some of the most backward regions of India.....though I did have my share of working with all luxuries, including ready access to morphine.....Let me make one thing very clear....morphine alone cannot cure pain....so even if morp...

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