Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik laid the foundation for two state-of-the-art cancer care institutions- Bagchi-Sri Shankar Cancer Hospital & Research Centre and Bagchi-Karunashraya Palliative Care Centre. Both the institutions are situated at info valley in Bhubaneswar.
Odisha skill Development authority Chairman Subrato Bagchi and his wife Sushmita Bagchi have donated Rs 340 Crore for these two cancer-care institutions.
While Sri Shankar Foundation will run the 750 bedded cancer hospital, Bengaluru-based hospice foundation will run the palliative care unit. The palliative care unit will have 110 beds and will provide free service.
Addressing a gathering on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that both the institutions will help the patients of Odisha especially the poor in accessing quality health care facilities . He assured that the state government will provide all support for its early completion to serve the people.
“I am very happy to learn that the hospital will now be 750-bedded with latest technology. I am sure this center will become the leading research institution and attract oncologists from across the world to serve humanity,” he said.