MoU signed for establishment of cancer hospital at Bhubaneswar

The Samikhsya Bureau

BHUBANESWAR: The MoU was signed at Lokseva Bhavan today between  Government of Odisha and Sri Shankar Cancer Institute Karunashrya Palliative Care and Susmita Bagchi for establishment of cancer hospital and palliative care center at Bhubaneswar.

The MoU was signed in the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

“It’s a historic day in the health care development of our State”, the CM said.

“I would like to congratulate Susmita Bagchi and Subroto Bagchi for their generous contribution of Rs 340 crores towards the establishment of one of the largest oncology centers in the country.

I thank  Sri Shankara Cancer Hospital and Research Institute for partnering the establishment of a  500-bed Cancer care and research centre  and Bangalore Hospice Trust for the Palliative Care centre. Our government will extend all support to make these  centres operational by January 2024”, he stated.

“We are grateful that Mrs  & Mr Bagchi  have been volunteering for the transformation  of our State through Mo School and the Skill Mission. Their compassion and commitment are further reflected in their generous contribution towards the establishment of these two health institutions.

Thousands of cancer patients and their families will benefit every year. This act will hopefully inspire many more to experience the joy of giving”, Patnaik acknowledged.

“To quote Rabindranath Tagore, “I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy”, he concluded.