The Singhvi Charitable Trust, provider of various kinds of relief to the poor and needy – is throwing open tomorrow (22nd June) state’s first of its kind palliative care centre `Mahaveer Ashray’ for terminally ill poor and underprivileged cancer patients, in Smt. Chandrabai Singhvi Campus at Sriperumbudur. The announcement on the commencement of the centre was made during a press meet held today (June 21, 2017) at the venue.
Shri N Sugalchand Jain, Founder and The Board of Trustees of the Singhvi Charitable Trust are to hand over the keys of the centre to Padma Vibhushan Dr. V. Shanta, Chairman, Cancer Institute (WIA), Adyar.
The 50-bedded state-of-the-art facility built in 4.60 acres of land features well-equipped functional space of 39,350 sq.ft. with patient-comfort ambience. The total cost of the Palliative Care Centre is around Rs.25 crores.
Mahaveer Ashray would provide emotional support, physical comfort and required medical attention to patients enabling them to spend their last days in peace. It would also provide emotional support to the families of the patients.
The Trust donates Mahaveer Ashray to the Cancer Institute (WIA), Adyar, as it is the most efficient, caring institute doing extra ordinary noble service to the patients under the dedicated supervision of Padma Vibhushan Dr. V. Shantha. The Cancer Institute (WIA) will fully and exclusively manage, control and operate the Mahaveer Ashray with the mission `service to all’ irrespective of social or economic class.
“Drawing inspiration from an idea expressed by the late Dr. Krishnamurthi and Dr. Shanta, the people responsible for the development of the Cancer Institute as an eminent institution, Singhvi Charitable Trust has come up with such an arrangement that would ensure that the maximum possible relief is provided to such patients in an institution without their occupying beds in a hospital which could be used for patients who can be treated and cured,” said Shri N Sugalchand Jain, Founder of The Singhvi Charitable Trust.
“Apart from donating this Palliative Care Centre at Sriperumbudur, we have had the privilege of adding the three facilities namely Bhagwan Adinath Jain Complex, Jadavbai Nathmal Singhvi Oncology Complex and Bhagwan Mahaveer Vishranti Graha at the Cancer Institute campus,” he added.
The establishment of `Mahaveer Ashray’ has been assisted by generous donors and supporters such as Sri Parag Shah, Sri Samy, Sri Mahaveer Lunawath, Sri Shantilal Kamlesh Kumar Jain, Sri Mukesh Jain, who has supplied the customised beds and Sri John of Johnson Lifts Pvt Ltd., who has donated the lifts for the Centre.
The centre has been named as ‘Mahaveer Ashray’, after Bhagwan Mahaveer, the apostle of compassion and located in a campus named after the late Smt. Chandrabai, the inspiration behind the charitable activities of the Singhvi family.
About the Singhvi Charitable Trust:
The Singhvi Charitable Trust was established in 1974 by Shri N Sugalchand Jain. He strongly believes in the universal philosophy “Live and Let Live” of Bhagwan Mahaveer and has an immense desire to help the needy and assist the underprivileged in our society.
The Trust undertakes socially relevant activities with special focus on health care. These include the running of free eye and dental camps both at Chennai and in remote rural areas within a distance of about 100 k.ms from Chennai where patients are provided eye care including provision of spectacles and referral to hospitals for cataract surgery where necessary. So far, more than 2,81,310 spectacles have been distributed free of cost – the achievement has been lauded by Limca Book of Records.
Further, Singhvi Charitable Trust also runs a pathological laboratory providing health care services at modest rates. Apart from normal tests, facilities are also provided for digital X-ray, Ultrasound & CT Scan and ECG.