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Bangalore Hospice Trust : Karunashraya, is a joint project of the ​Indian Cancer Society (Karnataka Chapter) and ​Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar​, for providing free palliative care to advanced-stage cancer patients who are beyond cure.

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The second centre of Karunashraya (Bangalore Hospice Trust) to come up shortly at Bhubhaneswar for free palliative care of advanced stage cancer patients

The fourteenth day of April 2021 will be remembered as a red letter day in the history of palliative care in India, as Bangalore Hospice Trust (BHT) Karunashraya signed a Tripartite MoU with Shri Subroto and Smt Susmita Bagchi and Adll Secretary Health, Govt of Odisha , in the august presence of Shri Naveen Patnaik, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha, for the establishment of its new centre in Bhubhaneswar.

The facility will bring relief to thousands of needy cancer patients in the eastern part of the country. It will be constructed on 20 acres of land, granted by the Government of Odisha to BHT, with a financial assistance of Rs. 130 crores generously donated by Smt Susmita Bagchi and Shri Subroto Bagchi. This is incidentally the single largest donation towards establishment of a palliative care centre in India. The Government of Odisha has also provided BHT with 10,000 sq. ft. of built-up area in the city for taking up home care services as well as education and training in the area of palliative care.

The entire project has been named “Bagchi-Karunashraya Palliative Care Centre” and will comprise, 110 bed in-patient facility, education and research, staff residences, 500 seat Auditorium and various patient centric facilities such as wellness centre and rejuvenation area

What is Palliative care?

Palliative care is an approach for improving the quality of life of patients with life-threatening diseases. Through professional assessment and treatment, palliative care addresses pain and other problems of the patient – physical, psychosocial and spiritual -and provides relief from suffering.

What is Hospice care?

A hospice offers palliative care to terminally ill patients. With a range of services including pain- symptom control, therapies, psychological and social support, rehabilitation, counselling, spiritual care, financial advice and support in bereavement. A hospice supports not only patients but also family members and caregivers to cope with the challenges of life-threatening illness.

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“Karunashraya’s effort to alleviate the suffering of its patients is commendable. Since inception, the team has touched the lives of thousands of people, helping those who are most in need of care. I am deeply appreciative of the Trust’s efforts in providing dignity to life when there is little else left and I hope more people will step forward to lend their support.”

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