On this auspicious Rath Yatra day, with the blessings of Lord Jagannath, I am happy that the two projects for cancer cure and care are being initiated.
I would like to congratulate Smt Susmita Bagchi and Sh Subroto Bagchi for their philanthropy and noble efforts to create two world-class institutions in Odisha.
We are delighted that Sri Shankara Cancer Foundation, led by Dr Srinath, is setting up the cancer hospital which will work on a cross-subsidy model. I am very happy to learn that the hospital will now be 750-bedded with latest technology.I am sure this center will become the leading research institution and attract oncologists from across the world to serve humanity.
Shri Kishore Rao and Shri Gurmeet Randhawa, founders of Bangalore Hospice Trust and their team have been serving the needs of the dying with dignity for over 25 years through their Karunashraya. We are happy that such a kind institution providing world-class palliative care is now being set up in Odisha. Its heartening to note that world class Palliative care would be completely free of cost
I am sure both the institutions will help the patients of Odisha especially the poor in accessing quality health care facilities . I assure that our government will provide all support for its early completion to serve the people.
Bande Utkala Janani