Karunashraya - Bangalore Hospice Trust
To extend free professional palliative care to end stage cancer patients
Work and Achievements
Our mission aligns with the goals of Palliative Care:
- Provide free-of-charge in-patient and home-based Palliative Care for advanced stage cancer patients
- Provide peace and dignity in life and in death for such patients
- Provide training, education and awareness in Palliative Care to health professionals and the general public
Karunashraya with its 50-bed In-Patient Facility and its Home Care service, has been able to provide free care to advanced stage cancer patients over the last 17 years. Patients are admitted entirely free of charge; irrespective of caste, creed, religion, or economic backgrounds. Cancer is a very painful disease in its last stages, and Over-the-Counter painkiller medicines don’t help in controlling pain. Hence, Karunashraya with its expertise and the required licenses to administer morphine, is able to mitigate pain and suffering among patients at their journey’s end. Karunashraya understands the importance and role of the patient’s family in this journey, and extends emotional and psychological support to the patient’s family in addition to services for the patient.
Fund Utilisation Statement
Our services to advanced stage cancer patients are rendered totally free of charge. Hence, the funds raised in the W10K2018 will be used by us towards running costs, for the purchase of provisions and medical consumables.