Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik laid the foundation for two advanced cancer care institutions- Bagchi-Sri Shankar Cancer Hospital and Research Centre and Bagchi-Karunashraya Palliative Care Centre- at Infovalley in Bhubaneswar on the occasion of Ratha Yatra.
Odisha skill Development Authority Chairman Subrato Bagchi and his wife Sushmita Bagchi have donated Rs 340 crore for these two global-standard cancer-care institutions.
Sri Shankar Foundation will run the 750-bedded cancer hospital while Bengaluru-based Hospice Foundation will look after the palliative care unit which will have 110 beds and provide free service to patients.
Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik expressed high hope from these state-of-the-art units to provide cancer care and palliative services to the region and become a leading centre in the Country. “Both the institutions will help the patients of Odisha especially the poor in accessing quality health care facilities,” he said.
He assured that the state government will provide all support for its early completion to serve the people.
The CM congratulated Susmita Bagchi and Subroto Bagchi for their philanthropy and noble efforts for establishment of the two world-class institutions in Odisha. He added that their philanthropy is an inspiration for Odisha and the people will remember them for their contribution.