Bengaluru: Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic and CSR arm of Infosys (NSE, BSE, NYSE: INFY), today announced that it has completed constructing a 75,000 sq. ft state-of-the-art, multi-disciplinary Outpatient Department (OPD) block at the Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bengaluru. The Infosys Foundation has spent INR 25.5 Crore on this new OPD block, which will cover over 12 departments, and aim to accommodate nearly 1,800 patients every day.
This new OPD was inaugurated by Shri. Basavaraj Bommai, Honorable Chief Minister, Govt. of Karnataka, and Dr. K. Sudhakar, Health Minister, Govt. of Karnataka, in the virtual presence of Mrs. Sudha Murty, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation.
Speaking at the inauguration, Mrs. Sudha Murty, said, “Lack of proper treatment and medical infrastructure often manifests in unfortunate circumstances for patients and their family. This is a small effort by the Foundation to ensure that people have access to clean, hygienic, and timely medical intervention, especially at a time when we are engulfed by a pandemic. We are thankful to the State Government, our Honorable Chief Minister, Health Minister, and Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, for their collaboration and support in this initiative.”
Infosys Foundation has been working closely with the Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology on several projects since 2001. This new OPD, a dharamshala renovation, five fully equipped operation theatres and one ICU completed earlier, add to Foundation’s efforts to expand hospital and quarantine facilities and ensure proper medical treatment for the public. Over the last one and a half years, Infosys committed a total of INR 200 Crore for Covid relief efforts across India, through the Infosys Foundation, and also helped set up a 150-bed Covid care hospital in Bengaluru, in partnership with the state government.