Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday laid the foundation for two state-of-the-art 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.
The CM expressed hope that both the institutions by offering world-class services will help Bhubaneswar become a leading centre of the country in cancer care and palliative services.
“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.