RIPN Stephanie Urchick, during her recent visit to India to participate in the Visakha Vista Rotary zone institute in Vizag, took time off to visit the Sparsh Hospice established by RC Banjara Hills, RID 3150, in Hyderabad. The hospice, which was initially set up with 12 beds in 2011 to provide palliative care to terminally-ill patients, was upgraded in Oct 2021 at a cost of ₹14 crore (Read https://rotarynewsonline.org/a-rotary-hospice-in-hyderabad-at-rs-14-crore/ )
The new facility built over 60,000 sqft has an auditorium, amphitheatre, library, dining hall, physiotherapy and prayer rooms for patients and their attendants. All facilities including stay, medicines and food are entirely free for them.
The president-nominee was accompanied by DG Raja Sekhar Reddy, DGE Shankar Reddy and DGN Sharath Choudary. Club president Prabhakar Dhulipudi, secretary G Vaasudevan and treasurer Jagadish Ramadugu were also present.