Manipal, September 16, 2023: Dr. Ranjan Pai, President of MAHE Trust and Chairman of MEMG, formally inaugurated the construction of the Manipal Hospice and Respite Centre in Havange, Udupi District.
Pro-Chancellor Dr. H.S. Ballal, Vice Chancellor Lt. Gen (Dr.) M.D. Venkatesh, Registrar Dr. Giridhar Kini, Pro Vice Chancellors Dr. Sharath K. Rao, Dr. N.N. Sharma, and Dr. Dilip Naik, alongside Hari Narayan Sharma, CEO Manipal Foundation, C.G. Muthana, Chief Operating Officer of MAHE, Dr. Anand Venugopal, Chief Operating Officer of Manipal Teaching Hospitals, Dr. Avinash Shetty, Medical Superintendent of Kasturba Hospital, Dr. Unnikrishnan, Dean of KMC Mangalore, and Dr. Naveen Salins, Head of the Department of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care were present, along with other key administrative figures from MAHE, MAGE, and KMC.
The Manipal Hospice and Respite Centre, an ambitious initiative, is committed to delivering exceptional palliative care services, ensuring a high quality of life for individuals irrespective of their health conditions. The primary goal is to provide outstanding support, proficient symptom management, preserve dignity, and offer comfort to those facing incurable, chronic, severe, and life-limiting ailments. Patient-centric care takes precedence to enhance self-reliance, alleviate suffering, and promote overall well-being. Additionally, the dedicated team will prioritize effective communication, education, and empowerment to assist individuals and their families in navigating challenging times.
What sets the Manipal Hospice and Respite Centre apart is its groundbreaking 100-bed inpatient facility, positioning it as the second largest of its kind in India. Notably, it will be the pioneer facility in India affiliated with both a hospital and a university, offering hospice and respite services under one roof. Furthermore, it will extend its services to both cancer and non-cancer cases, catering to both adults and children facing incurable illnesses.
Dr. Ranjan Pai’s visionary leadership has set the stage for an extraordinary healthcare facility that will offer solace, care, and hope to those in need. The Manipal Hospice and Respite Centre is poised to become a beacon of compassion and support, leaving a profound impact on the lives of countless individuals and their families.