A home away from home for cancer patients.

Cancer patients are often reluctant from seeking medical care in cities due to the high costs of treatment and failing to find accommodation during the long duration of the treatment .In the absence of good options, many patients and their relatives are forced to stay in unhygienic places which further worsens their disease. Such situation often forces many families to abandon continuity of treatment and return to their hometown.

‘Premashraya’ a residential facility for needy cancer patients & families has been conceived as a ‘home away from home’ for patients undergoing treatment at Tata Medical Center, Kolkata. It is constructed on an acre of land bought by the Tata Trusts and built as a ten storeyed structure which was totally funded by Coal India Ltd [CIL] as their CSR initiative.

Premashraya provides accommodation to 200 patients & their relatives, approx. 300 no undergoing long term treatment at the TMC. This iconic building was designed by a German architect & internally it radiates warmth cum friendliness with bright open spaces. There is a canteen facility which provided food, round the clock at affordable rates. Facilities of common dining areas, wash rooms are present between the clusters of residential rooms where family members can sit, chat and bond between themselves.  Every floor has a theme inspired by nature and is decorated with many wall hangings depicting the same. A corridor of prayer at the ground floor respects the universality of all religions and binds the residents as common humans suffering from this dreadful disease. There are 2 floors dedicated to children and one floor for Palliative Care unit plus houses a Cafeteria, large Auditorium for common programme, well stocked Library for occupants, play room and kids’ library for children, prayer room, an ATM and a grocery shop serve the residents needs along with abundant parking and round the clock housekeeping plus security services. The rooms are offered only to out station patients & relatives at a very subsidized rate.

St Judes , an NGO for children, functions from here.

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