Indian Army dedicates Palliative Care Centre “SPARSH” to Armed Forces Personnel

‘SPARSH’ is a participative and inclusive venture wherein the Indian Army’s Eastern Command joined hands with CSR initiative of various Corporate Houses and Individuals.


Kolkata

The Indian Army’s Eastern Command in a path breaking initiative established, a first of its kind 15 bedded Palliative Care Centre “SPARSH” in Barrackpore Cantonment in Kolkata.  ‘SPARSH’ was dedicated to the Armed Forces Personnel by Mrs Veena Naravane, Regional President AWWA, Eastern Command who was the driving force behind this unique and noble initiative.

The 15 bedded State of Art Palliative Care Centre aims to provide succour to terminally ill patients and their families who are beyond active medical treatment and suffering from diverse ailments like Cancer, Neurological disorders and other critical ailments.

‘SPARSH’ is a participative and inclusive venture wherein the Indian Army’s Eastern Command joined hands with Corporate Social Responsibility initiative of various Corporate Houses and Individuals.

Their noble contributions and philanthropy have enabled the setting up of the Palliative Care Centre which caters for facilities which focus on Medical Comfort, Intensive Care Unit, Psychological and Physiological Therapy combined with Yoga in an aesthetically pleasing environment.

Lt Gen MM Naravane, PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, GOC-in-C Eastern Command appreciated the efforts of the Joint Team from Army and Corporate Houses in making ‘SPARSH’ a reality.

The existing setup is of a 15 bedded Palliative Care Centre with plans to increase the capacity to 25 beds in the near future.

One thought on “Indian Army dedicates Palliative Care Centre “SPARSH” to Armed Forces Personnel

  • April 6, 2019 at 4:40 am
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    An example worth-emulating set up by Indian Army.Will prove a big relief for the terminally ill patients.
    The persons behind this noble project like Mrs. Veena Narawane deserve all praise and appreciation for having an empathetic heart necessary for taking up such path-breaking projects. I wish her to visit as many different places as possible to inspire people to come forward to think on these lines.
    Subhash Bansal, Chairman, Sneh-Sparsh,the palliative care unit of Rotary Ambala Cancer and General Hospital,Opp. Dussehra Ground , Mill Road, Ambala Cantonment,email-
    bansal.subhash46@gmail.com

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