Bhubaneswar, Jul 12 : On the auspicious occasion of Rath Yatra, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik laid foundation stone for the Bagchi-Karunashraya Palliative Care & Bagchi-Shri Shankara Cancer Centre near Info valley on the outskirt of Bhubaneswar on Monday.
The Government of Odisha will provide 20 acres of land free of cost for establishment of the cancer hospital. A total of 25 per cent beds shall be set-up for free treatment whereas another 25 per cent for patients supported under different Government health schemes and the rest 50 per cent of patients will have to pay for the services they avail.
The Bagchi-Shri Shankara Cancer Centre will provide global standard cancer treatment facilities to people of Odisha and eastern region of the country. Likewise, the Bagchi-Karunashraya Palliative Care Centre will provide high quality palliative care, peace and dignity to patients in their last few days.
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.
Both the projects offer world class cancer and palliative care facilities and will help Bhubaneswar to become a leading centre of the country in cancer care and palliative services.