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Poor Will Soon Get Free Cancer Care

Times of India
31 August 2010
Bangalore, India

The new Sri Shankara Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SSCHRC), which is slated to open next year, will provide free cancer treatment to the poor and needy. The state–of–the–art facility will be equipped with 200 beds. "Of this, 100 will be reserved for general wards, and 21 will be provided for free to the needy. This is the first time in India when treatment will be provided free of charge for the poor," said Dr B S Srinath, managing trustee, SSCHRC.

Shri Shankara Cancer Foundation and the Sri Sringeri Sharada Peetham Charitable Trust will together spread awareness of cancer among people, especially in rural areas.

SSCHRC will be located at Chamarajpet on an expansive plot of Sharada Peetham. Dr Srinath said that rural outreach and awareness programmes would be central to the hospital’s activities.

Associating himself with the noble cause, violinist L Subramaniam will perform at a concert, ‘Sur Sanjeevani’, at Gnana Jyothi auditorium, Central College, on September 4 from 6.30 pm for free.

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