Mindtree co-founder Subroto Bagchi and his wife Susmita have pledged Rs 340 crore to build a world class Cancer Hospital and Research Centre along with a palliative care unit in Bhubaneswar.
With this pledge, Bagchi hopes to transform Odisha into a leading cancer research and treatment centre.
As per a report in Odisha TV, the Naveen Patnaik led Odisha government have approved the projects and will allocate 20 acres of land each for the Bagchi-Sri Shankara Cancer Hospital & Research Institute and the Bagchi- Karunashraya Palliative Care Centre at the Infocity-Il in Bhubaneswar.
Rs 210 crore have been pledged by Bagchi and his wife for the cancer hospital and it will be operational with 250 beds by 2024. 25 per cent of the beds will be set aside for free treatment and 25 per cent more will be used for treatment under government schemes.
The cancer hospital will provide advanced cutting-edge cancer care with evidence-based management of cancer cases.
All the 100 beds in the Palliative care centre will be utilised for free treatment. Set up by the Karunashraya Hospice Trusts, local doctors, support staff will be trained to provide proper service to patients.
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