Odisha Signs 2 MoUs For Cancer Hospital And Palliative Care Centre

by Dikhyaa Mohanty

The State Government signed two Memorandums of Understanding for a state-of-the-art cancer care center and a palliative care center in Bhubaneswar in presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

According to the official report the first MoU was signed for Bagchi-Sri Shankar Cancer Centre and Research Institute by the Odisha government, Susmita Bagchi, and Shri Shankar Cancer Foundation. The center will provide a global standard cancer treatment facility to people in Odisha and from the eastern region of the country.

Whereas the second MoU was signed for Bagchi-Karunashraya Palliative Care Centre by the state government, Susmita Bagchi and Karunashraya Hospice Trust where the center will provide high-quality palliative care, peace, and dignity to patients in their last few days.

Odisha Chief Minister stated that this is the occasion as a historic moment in the health care development of Odisha and he also congratulated Susmota Bagchi and Subroto Bagchi for their generous contribution of Rs 340 crore for the establishment of one of the largest oncology centers in India. he also hoped that this act of Mrs. and Mr. Bagchi will inspire many more to experience the “joy of giving”.

Later CM Patnaik also thanked Sri Shankara Cancer Hospital and Research Institute for partnering the establishment of 500-bed Cancer care and research center and Bangalore Hospice Trust for the Palliative Care center. He assured that his support will be there for the initiative and that the Odisha Government will extend all the support to make these centers operational by January 2024.

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