Bangalore Hospice Trust (BHT) - Karunashraya
Palliative care
Estd: 1994
Used for Beneficiaries: 83% *
Address : Old Airport Varthur Main Road, Kundalahalli Gate, Marathahalli, Bengaluru 560037. Karnataka
Email :
Web-site :
Telephone : +91 80 42685666
Donor Contact : Archana / +91 9886743319 /
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201120122013
Income From
Government Sources000
Institutional Sources000
Foreign Sources1,912,3331,225,6178,486,889
Other Income292,300250,663314,051
Total Income (A)18,580,71121,247,67743,604,205
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities2,523,6502,836,6402,797,357
Programme Staff Cost6,412,1166,766,2518,753,968
Travel Expenses34,23336,375104,310
Direct Programme Expenses8,969,9999,639,26611,655,635
Fund Raising Expenses551,344683,6621,663,840
General Staff Cost000
Overhead Expenses2,313,7132,383,0814,482,083
Other Expenses/Transfer4,500,0004,500,0004,500,000
Total Expenditure (B)18,947,88419,033,33124,012,873
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)-367,1732,214,34619,591,332
Balance Sheet201120122013
Fixed Assets13,723,89113,745,62212,979,398
Current Assets (excl. Cash)2,068,5683,354,6744,954,822
Cash/Bank 7,662,32712,123,18716,182,561
Accumulated Deficits367,17400
Total Assets139,121,960157,261,245197,275,968
Corpus / Share Capital87,544,21599,294,534115,123,164
General Funds1,436,7673,283,94022,875,272
Earmarked Funds50,018,66054,518,66059,018,660
Current Liabilities122,318164,111258,872
Total Liabilities139,121,960157,261,245197,275,968
Other Details201120122013
Direct Beneficiaries (Nos)9229891,180
Indirect Beneficiaries (Nos)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Cost Per Direct Beneficiary (Rs) - Avg. 17,71717,39718,900
Number of Staff1008681
Highest Salary (Rs p.a.)540,000540,000360,565
Lowest Salary (Rs p.a.)48,00048,00049,680
Note: * Adjusted. Transfers to Reserves have been excluded from total expenses to calculate the proportion of expenses 'Used for Beneficiaries'
Regd. under : The Indian Trust Act, 1882
Auditor : Varma & Varma
Bankers : State Bank of India

Donor tax benefits : 80G 50%
Eligible for foreign donations : Yes

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
Mr. Kishore S. Rao, Chairman Mr. Gurmeet Randhawa, Managing Trustee
Ms. Kala Devarajan, Treasurer Dr. S. N. Simha, Member
Mr. Ajith Kumar Rai, Member Mr. Cyrus Unvalla J., Member
Dr. Ms. Latha Jagannathan, Member Mr. Praveen Dave, Member
Ms. Sheila Premkumar, Member Ms. Ambika K. Narayan, Member

Source : Audit Report 2013

NGO Profile :
The Bangalore Hospice Trust (BHT) was established to provide free of charge professional palliative care for advanced stage cancer patients who are beyond cure. BHT has been offering home care since 1995 and in-patient care since 1999, and has treated over 12,000 patients since then. The Bangalore Hospice Trust (BHT) Karunashraya, meaning an abode of compassion was incepted as a registered charitable trust by the Indian Cancer Society (Karnataka Chapter) and Rotary Bangalore.

Cancer is a very painful disease in its last stages, and over-the-counter painkiller medicines don’t help in controlling these pains. BHT with its expertise and the required licenses to administer morphine, is able to mitigate pain to its suffering patients thereby providing a peaceful end for its patients.

Their objectives are as follows:

  • To alleviate pain related symptoms
  • To offer all round intensive care
  • To ensure quality of life at every step and to counsel the patients' family in order to give them fortitude to accept the situation
  • To heighten awareness of palliative care

Girls from lower economic backgrounds are provided 6 month training on basic patient care, on course completion are certified as health assistants, thereby satisfying the twin objective of creating health assistants and fulfilling the requirements of these health assistants in homes where 24 hour care is needed.

BCT is run by an experienced and committed team of nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, health assistants, counsellors, support staff, trustees and volunteers. While doctors and nurses provide medical care, trained family counsellors reach out to the patients and their family by sensitively informing them regarding the seriousness of the situation and help them deal with the trauma of the disease.

All these services are provided free of cost to the patients, more than 85% of whom are from the lower economic sections of society.