On the occasion of auspicious Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik laid foundation stone for Bagchi-Karunashraya Palliative Care and Bagchi- Shri Shankara Cancer Centre on virtual mode on Monday.
Bhubaneswar, Jul 12: On the occasion of auspicious Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik laid foundation stone for Bagchi-Karunashraya Palliative Care and Bagchi- Shri Shankara Cancer Centre on virtual mode on Monday.
It may be noted that the Odisha Government, in April this year, had approved proposals for the setting up of the health facilities to come in Bhubaneswar.
According to information, Odisha State Skill Development Authority Chairman Subroto Bagchi will donate Rs 340 crores to set up the world class palliative care unit and a cutting-edge cancer hospital.
The State Government has provided 20 acres of land for free at Infocity-Il in Bhubaneswar for the hospital.
The cancer hospital will be set up by the Sri Shankara Cancer Care Foundation, a charitable Bangalore-based institute with philanthropic practice.
The hospital, initially with 250 beds, is targeted to begin operation by January 2024. It will be upgraded into a 500 bedded hospital later, added the source.
Around 25% beds shall be set aside for free treatment, while another 25% beds shall be set aside for patients supported under different Government Health Schemes. The remaining 50% patients will pay for the services and the revenue generated shall be utilized for expansion and supporting the poor patients, an official release had stated earlier.
The Bagchi- Karunashraya Palliative Care Centre will be set up by Karunashraya Hospice Trusts, Bangalore. The trust shall take the responsibility to train local doctors, health care providers and care-givers on Palliative Care.