Hyderabad, June 07, 2019: Telangana’s biggest, 70 bedded Sparsh Hospice Facility for comfort and pain relief of terminal cancer patients is coming up in one acre land at Khajaguda, in Hyderabad at the cost of Rs13.13 crores.
The 60,000 sq feet facility construction has already begun and will be completed at the earliest as per the availability and pace at which the funds are raised. The hospice is coming up on the one acre land given by the Government of Telangana.
The proposed new facility spread across an area of 60,000 square feet area will comprise of 70 beds and will be constructed at an estimated cost of 13.13 crores. Out of this estimated cost, we could secure approximately Rs. 7 crores from various individual philanthropists and corporate donors/foundations and there is a need for around Rs. 6 crores to complete the construction.
This was disclosed in a press conference participated by CEO of Sparsh Rammohan, Mallikarjun, President of Rotary club of Banjara Hills, Raghu Kunche and Shashi Preetham, Music Directors.
To run this 70 bedded facility and to provide total free service we need Rs 35 to 40 lakh every month. So besides the cost of construction and equipment we are also planning to raise Rs 50 crore corpus fund and plan to run the facility with the interest earned from it informed Rotarian Ram Mohan Rao, CEO of Sparsh Hospice. Sparsh Hospice, established in 2011, is the brain child of Rotary Club of Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. It is currently running in a rented premises with 12 beds in-patient capacityand is located at Road No 12, Banjara Hills Hyderabad. Sparsh also provided free home care services and out patient services to compensate for existing limited beds at the hospice. On an average, every month 90 patients are served by Sparsh, including in-patients, home care and out patients.
To generate funds, we are organizing“Sparsh Nite 2019, a Concert for a Cause” with Singing Legend Shankar Mahadevan on Friday, June 21stat Shilpakala Vedika in the city. Through this concert which will be an annual affair, we hope to raise Rs 1 crore informed CEO Mr. Ram Moahn Rao.
The donor passes can be booked on www.bookmyshow.com. They donor passes are available from Rs 750 onwards. The philanthropic individuals and organizations are requested to support.All donations to Sparsh Hospice are exempted under section 80G of Income Tax. For more details, please call on phone: 7337537576 / 8686366666.
" God cannot be everywhere. So he created humanitarians. We as humans may not save lives like gods. But, we can serve human beings. Your patronage to “Sparsh Nite 2019, a Concert for a Cause will help Sparsh, to raise funds to construct Palliative Care Center to provide free care" informed Ram Mohan Rao.