Bagchi couple win hearts, donate Rs 340 crore to build a world-class cancer hospital and research centre

The Samikhsya Bureau

BHUBANESWAR: Well-known philanthropists-couple Subroto and Susmita Bagchi have announced to donate Rs 340-crore to build up a world-class cancer hospital and research centre along with a palliative care unit in Bhubaneswar.

“Susmita & I will donate 340 crores to bring @karunashraya to set up a world class palliative care unit & @shankaracancer for a cutting-edge cancer hospital. Deeply grateful @CMO_Odisha for the shared vision & support. Odisha will soon emerge as a leading oncology player in India,” Subroto Bagchi, co-founder of Mindtree tweeted.

The state government has already 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.

The hospital will have 250 beds and will be operational by 2024.

One-fourth of the beds will be reserved for free treatment, it was learnt. Moreover, all the 100 beds in the palliative care unit will offer free treatment.