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Odisha signs MoU for cancer hospital and palliative care centre in Bhubaneswar

14/04/2021 at 7:13 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 14: Odisha government today signed a Mou with Sri Shankar Cancer Institute Karunashrya Palliative Care and Susmita Bagchi for establishment of cancer hospital and palliative care centre at Bhubaneswar in presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

Patniak said that it’s a historic day in the health care development of Odisha. “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,” said Patnaik.

The CM further said that people of Odisha grateful that Bagchi couple has been volunteering for the transformation of our State through Mo School and the Skill Mission.

“Their compassion and commitment is 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,” he added.

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