Palliative Care Service at MIO is committed to relieving suffering and improving the quality of life for patients throughout the course of their treatment. A team of experienced professionals comprising of psychologists, nursing personnel, social worker, Ayurvedic physician, anesthesiologist and critical care physicians work alongside with the oncologists who are treating cancer through an interdisciplinary approach to enhance the quality of life of people with cancer and their care givers. They also provide emotional support to the terminally ill patients and their caregivers while remaining mindful of patient and family values, beliefs, culture and needs.The team helps patients manage physical symptoms such as pain, inflammation, nausea, and shortness of breath, as well as non-physical causes of pain, such as anxiety, sadness, fatigue, demoralization, depression and burnout that extends beyond the hospital stay. In the past five years MIO has cared for nearly 3000 people requiring palliative and supportive care. Most of these case are terminally ill and our team attempts at ameliorating the sufferings of the patient and improve coping skills of their care givers.