What is the Shanti Avedna Sadan?
The Shanti Avedna Sadan is India’s
first Hospice, an institution that takes
care of the advanced terminally ill
Cancer patients. It is neither a hospital
nor a home, but is in fact both, offering
the specialized care of a hospital together
with the love of a home
What does the
The Logo shows a strong hand holding
a weak hand to signify support, comfort
and consolation in the hour of need,
within the flame of love under the roof
of the Sadan. Shanti means peace, Avedna
signifies absence of Pain and Sadan
is a home. Shanti Avedna Sadan therefore
literally means “Peace in the
absence of pain home”. The Logo
also has the words St.Augustine: “Where
there is love, there is no pain”,
which continues as, “if there
is pain, it is a pain that is loved!”
What are the
aims of the Institution?
The aims of
the Institution are :
- To care for the advanced and terminally
ill Cancer patients and those cancer
patients suffering from AIDs also.
- To offer this care to all who
need it, irrespective of community
caste or creed.
- To give preference to the poor
- To five this care totally free
- To conduct research for palliation
in advanced Cancer.
Yes. The Shanti Avedna Sadan is entirely
a non-governmental voluntary organization,
run by a Charitable Trust.
Is it a registered body?
The Shanti Avedna Sadan Trust is a Charitable
Trust , registered under the Societies
Registration Act of 1860 No.BOM 173/78
G.B.B.S.D and the Bombay Public Trusts
Act 1950, No.F-4862 (Bom) of 1978.
Are there any
The main Branch is in Mumbai, situated
in Bandra, with Branches in Delhi, near
Safdarjung Hospital, and another Branch
in Goa, in the village of Loutulim.
What is the capacity?
The main Branch in Mumbai, with the
new extension can accomodate upto 100
inpatients, in five patient wards of
10 beds each and fifty patients in double-bedded
The Branch in Delhi has a capacity of
40 beds, with one floor for the males
and one for the females.
The Branch in Goa is in a village setting,
with small wards and rooms to accommodate
upto 20 patients.
Are there any
The Shanti Avedna Sadan is a service
organization where absolutely no charges
are levied. Hence, there are no private
rooms in any of the Branches. The patients
are always encouraged to be in the wards,
as they can be looked after better and
never remain lonely. The single rooms
are not given on request, but are allotted
by the nursing staff according to the
needs of the patients. Each bed in the
ward in all the Branches, however, can
be curtained off for individual privacy
and comfort when needed. Further, in
Mumbai, each bed has a beautiful serene
view of the Arabian Sea. Also, all the
wards and rooms are well lit and ventilated.