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Power Couple’s Cancer Charity

Subroto Bagchi, co-founder of Mindtree, has the vision to go with his desire to give back to society. Odisha will get a top-tier cancer hospital and a palliative care centre.

Power Couple’s Cancer Charity
Power Couple’s Cancer Charity
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2021-04-23T13:45:19+05:30

Charity begins at home—and indeed it does for Odisha natives Subroto Bagchi, the Mindtree co-fo­under, and his wife Susmita. The couple has pledged Rs 340 crore to build a 250-bed cancer hospital and research centre as well as a 100-bed palliative care unit in Bhubaneswar. The Odisha government will allocate 20 acre each for the Bagchi-Sri Shankara Cancer Hospital and Research Institute and the Bagchi- Karunashraya Palliative Care Centre. The hospital will be ready by 2024.

Reports say 25 per cent of the beds at the cancer hospital will be set aside for free treatment and equal per cent will be reserved for patients under government schemes. The beds at the palliative care centre, set up by the Karunashraya Hospice Trusts, will not be billed. Treatment will be free.

Bagchi, who co-founded one of India’s leading IT and outsourcing firm, and is chairman of Odisha Skill Development Aut­hority, is excited about the two projects that would put the state on the top tier for cancer treatment. “It is a small gesture to pay back to our home...

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