To provide a grant of INR 55 crore for development of high-quality medical infrastructure for maternity and childcare
Bengaluru, India – September 4, 2023
Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic and CSR arm of Infosys, today announced that it will construct a 100-bed maternity and child care hospital in Kunigal Taluk, Tumakuru district of Karnataka, in collaboration with the Directorate of Health and Family Welfare Services, Karnataka. Infosys Foundation will provide a grant of INR 55 crore to support the building of this hospital within the premises of the Taluk General Hospital.
This initiative aims to provide timely, holistic, quality, and affordable healthcare to the rural population in Kunigal and surrounding areas. The hospital aims to benefit approximately 30,000 mothers and children from the community every year by providing access to high-quality diagnostic, surgical, ante and post-natal services, emergency management of obstetrics, along with neonatal and paediatric services.
Further, this collaboration advances Infosys Foundation’s commitment towards rural development and to provide better medical infrastructure for the benefit of the society. Previously, Infosys Foundation had supported the construction of a 100-bed maternity and child healthcare hospital in in Kanakapura Taluk, Ramanagara District of Karnataka in collaboration with the Directorate of Health and Family Welfare Services, Karnataka. The Foundation had also supported the creation of a new 350-bed block for Jayadeva Hospital in Bengaluru to provide quality cardiac care to underprivileged patients.
Sri. D.K. Suresh, Member of Parliament, Bengaluru Rural, Karnataka, said, “We deeply appreciate the support from Infosys Foundation for its contribution towards strengthening Karnataka’s healthcare infrastructure. This initiative is a step towards ensuring the easy accessibility of affordable and quality healthcare for mothers and children, and future generations of Kunigal Taluk.”
Sunil Kumar Dhareshwar, Trustee, Infosys Foundation, said, “Infosys Foundation has been working relentlessly towards creating affordable and accessible healthcare for the rural population in India. Through our valued engagement with the Government of Karnataka, we have been able to make high-quality, holistic care available to mothers and children in various districts of the state. We are grateful to be able to join the government today at this foundation stone laying ceremony.”
Established in 1996, the Infosys Foundation supports programs in the areas of education, rural development, healthcare, women empowerment, arts and culture, and destitute care. Its mission is to work with the underprivileged across the country and strive towards a more equitable society. 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.
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