On 23 Jan 2018, a 25-bedded palliative care centre (hospice) was inaugurated at Sivananda Rehabilitation Home, Kukatpally, an end-stage care unit for critically ill patients and supportive care for those who are fighting various illnesses. Of the 25 beds in the centre, 10 beds will be available for patients with HIV/AIDS while five have been set aside exclusively for patients with HIV and TB co-infection.


The facility has well-designed toilets, a separate laundry area for attenders and patients besides a dining hall which will serve piping hot food for the inmates and attenders from the in-house kitchen.


The centre will be managed by Sivananda Rehabilitation Home and supported by Helping Hand Foundation (HHF). HHF would provide logistical support in moving patients from tertiary hospitals to the hospice and also bear the funeral expenses in the event of the death of a patient at the hospice and help those patients without attenders and family in performing their last rites.