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 Logo mean?

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 and needy
  • To five this care totally free of cost.
  • To conduct research for palliation in advanced Cancer.
Is it a NGO?

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 branches?

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 rooms.

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 private rooms?

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.




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