Block to enable quality cardiac care for underprivileged patients
Bengaluru, India – November 17, 2021
Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic and CSR arm of Infosys today announced that it has inaugurated a 350-bed ‘Infosys Foundation Block’ within the Jayadeva Hospital premises in Bengaluru. This block was built by Infosys Foundation in an effort to help the hospital in its endeavor to provide quality cardiac care at affordable costs.
The Infosys Foundation Block which was built at a cost of INR 103 Crore, will be equipped with critical cardiac care equipment, and offer free treatment to underprivileged patients. It was inaugurated by Shri. Basavaraj Bommai, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Govt. of Karnataka, in the virtual presence of Mrs. Sudha Murty, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation.
Speaking at the inauguration, Mrs. Sudha Murty, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation, said, “The completion of this Block is testament to the long-standing collaboration between Infosys Foundation and Jayadeva Hospital. This further propels our continued efforts to ensure proper medical care and treatment for underprivileged patients in India. We are also grateful to the Government of Karnataka for the help and assistance in realizing this vision.”
This initiative further adds to Infosys Foundation’s efforts to expand hospital and quarantine facilities and ensure proper medical treatment for the public. The Foundation recently inaugurated the Infosys Foundation Vishram Sadan’ Dharamshala at the National Cancer Institute, AIIMS, Haryana. It has also supported the construction of the ‘Infosys Foundation Asha Nivas’ Dharamshala at The Tata Memorial Centre, in Navi Mumbai, a 75,000 sq. ft state-of-the-art, multi-disciplinary Outpatient Department (OPD) block at the Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bengaluru, and a Silver Jubilee medical block at the Ramakrishna Sevashrama in Pavagada, Karnataka.
Over the last one and a half years, Infosys committed a total of INR 200 Crore for Covid relief efforts across India. The Infosys Foundation also set up a 150-bed Covid care hospital in Bengaluru, in partnership with the state government.
Established in 1996, the Infosys Foundation supports programs in the areas of education, rural development, healthcare, arts and culture, and destitute care. Its mission is to work in remote regions of several states in India. The Infosys Foundation takes pride in working with all sections of society, selecting projects with infinite care, and working in areas that are traditionally overlooked by society at large. For more details, please log on: https://www.infosys.com/infosys-foundation
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