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SBI Foundation extends Rs 3.13 Cr support for homecare-based palliative care prog to Sparsh Hospice

Donates six Maruti Suzuki vans worth Rs 42 lakhs

SBI Foundation, the CSR arm of State Bank of India, has partnered with the Rotary Club of Banjara Hills Charitable Trust for supporting the project “Sparsh Hospice: Centre for Palliative Care” to strengthen homecare-based palliative care programme in Hyderabad and its surrounding districts to provide free home-based palliative care services to 1,700 terminally ill patients from socio-economically vulnerable families. 


Sanjay Prakash, MD and CEO, SBI Foundation, inaugurated the project at the Sparsh Hospice facility. SBI Foundation extended Rs 3, 13, 75, 800 in support for a homecare-based palliative care programme at Sparsh Hospice for 25 months ending March 2024.  

It has also donated six Maruti Suzuki vans which cost Rs 42 lakh for the same. The objective of the SBI Foundation is to serve the under previliged. It has projects across India. It focuses on education, livelihoods, entrepreneurship, women empowerment, environment, healthcare etc. It extends support to the extent of Rs 100 to 150 crore every year. 

Sanjay Prakash emphasised, “The initiative will ensure affordable and accessible palliative care services to the vulnerable and marginalised sections of society through mobile medical van-based home care services in the region. We have chosen Sparsh Hospice for the noble cause, transparency and uniqueness of the project. Healthcare and Skill Building are our two major focus areas.”  

Rajaram Chavan, Senior Manager, Health & Women Empowerment, SBI Foundation, Shiddalingesh Ballolli, Coordinator, SBI Foundation were present during the event several Rotarians and people behind Sparsh Hospice were present. 

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