TRUST - Introduction
The Ganga Prem Hospice
project is a project of the Delhi-based Shradha
Cancer Care Trust. The Trust is a public charity
set up to establish desperately needed cancer
care facilities in Northern India.
Shradha Cancer Care Trust
was founded by the eminent oncologist Dr A. K.
Dewan from Delhi. Dr Dewan is the head of the
Surgical Oncology Department and is also now Medical
Director at the Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute
in North Delhi. He has been working with cancer
patients for 27 years and has been deeply moved
by the physical agony and mental anguish which
confronts both the patients and their families.
The lack of cancer facilities
in India, where there are 1,000,000 new cancer
cases every year, has been a source of great concern
to him. In November 2005, this sincere concern
led him to establish the Shradha Cancer Care Trust.
The Trust is a public charity dedicated to creating
medical facilities in general and in particular
cancer care centres.
Ganga Prem Hospice
As its first project, the Trust has chosen to
create a much needed hospice for terminally ill
cancer patients. The Ganga Prem Hospice, which
will have a spiritual and holistic orientation,
will be constructed on the bank of the river Ganga,
near the town of Rishikesh in Uttrakhanda. Dr.
Dewan and his Trust members have been joined in
their efforts by spiritual adepts and holistic
therapists from the area.