Odisha government approves a state-of-art cancer hospital in Bhubaneswar
| Tuesday | 13th April, 2021
The Odisha government on Monday approved a proposal for setting up of Bagchi-Sri Shankar Cancer Hospital and Research Institute and Bagchi-Karunashray Palliative Care Center in Bhubaneswar. The state cabinet approved the proposal in a meeting chaired by CM Naveen Patnaik.
The Odisha government on Monday approved a proposal for setting up of Bagchi-Sri Shankar Cancer Hospital and Research Institute and Bagchi-Karunashray Palliative Care Center in Bhubaneswar. Reports said that Mindtree co-founder and chairman of Skill Development Authority Subroto Bagchi and his wife Sushmita have promised to donate Rs 340 crore to set up a world-class palliative care unit and a state-of-the-art cancer hospital.
For Bagchi-Sri Shankar Cancer Hospital and Research Institute, Subroto Bagchi and Sushmita Bagchi gave Rs 210 crore. The state government will provide 20 acres of land for the hospital at Infocity-II in Bhubaneswar for free. The cancer hospital will be set up by the Sri Shankar Cancer Care Foundation, a charitable Bangalore-based institution with philanthropic practice.
The Cancer Hospital will provide state-of-the-art cancer care with evidence-based management of cancer cases. The hospital will initially start with 250 beds which will be operational by January 2024. A release said that it would be upgraded to a 500-bed hospital. About 25% of the beds will be set aside for free treatment, while 25% beds will be set aside for the beneficiary patients under various government health schemes, the official release said.
Bagchi- Karunashree Palliative Care Center of Karunashray Home Care Trust, Bengaluru to be set up. The trust will take responsibility for training local doctors, health care providers and caregivers on palliative care. Subroto Bagchi and Sushmita Bagchi will give Rs 130 crore to the palliative care centre. At the same time, the Odisha government will provide 20 acres of land for this project for free.
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