THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The CPM plans to expand palliative care activities across all panchayats in the state.
This was disclosed by CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan during Facebook live interaction on Tuesday. He said the palliative services will be launched on the lines of Initiative for Rehabilitation and Palliative Care (IRPC) Kannur model, which was working successfully.
IRPC, formed with the backing of CPM, has taken up many ventures. The most important being the in-home care giving. Those suffering from chronic illness or geriatric ailments are taken care of by the volunteers of IRPC.
The CPM state conference and the central committee have given call for expanding palliative care activities. Through such measures party wants to gain the confidence and love of people.
The CPM leader said the party would also support initiatives for starting hotels to provide subsidised and quality food to the people. Besides, the food packet distribution in hospitals will be expanded in other districts as well. Kodiyeri was replying to questions from a cross section of society.
The CPM state secretary said the party decided to use social media in a big way as it was an effective tool to connect directly with the people.
The attempt is also to counter the baseless campaigns that are run on the social media against the party and the government.
The CPM state secretary fielded questions on a wide ranging issues including Sabarimala, mass contact programme, house visits of the party leaders, university college agitation, ideological issues faced by the CPM and performance of government in various sectors.
Top leaders of the CPM including ministers will take part in the Facebook live programme in the coming days.