Infosys Foundation Inaugurates the Silver Jubilee Block at Sri Ramakrishna Sevashrama, Pavagada
Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic and CSR arm of Infosys (NSE, BSE, NYSE: INFY), today announced the inauguration of the Silver Jubilee Block at Sri Ramakrishna Sevashrama, Pavagada. The Foundation provided a grant of INR 5.5 Crore towards the construction and development of this Block, that will aim to provide the best-in-class Ophthalmology and ENT services, among other healthcare facilities to patients.
The Silver Jubilee Block was inaugurated virtually by Shri. M. Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Vice-President of India.
The grant from Infosys Foundation was utilised to construct this Block which will accommodate special units for eye care, two operating theatres for surgical procedures, a high-tech diagnostic centre, an ENT centre and a cancer clinic. In addition, a part of the grant was also used to procure necessary medical equipment, furniture, computers, and air conditioners required for operation theatres.
This Silver Jubilee Block will aim to facilitate almost 4,000 surgeries and benefit a minimum of 30,000 outpatients every year.
Speaking on the occasion Mrs. Sudha Murty, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation, said, “Infosys Foundation always tries to do its best towards those who are in need. This hospital and its services will aim to help thousands of underprivileged patients in the country. We thank our Hon’ble Vice President Shri. Venkaiah Naidu for gracing this occasion, and convey our best wishes to Sri Ramakrishna Sevashrama, Pavagada.”
Swami Japananda, President of Sri Ramakrishna Sevashrama said, “We are grateful for our continued collaboration with Infosys Foundation. Providing proper treatment to help underprivileged patients receive quality healthcare, will play a big role towards the development of healthcare services in our country. We wholeheartedly thank Infosys Foundation for their unwavering commitment and support in this endeavour.”
This initiative further adds to Infosys 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. The Infosys Foundation also set up a 150-bed Covid care hospital in Bengaluru, in partnership with the state government, and recently supported the construction of a 75,000 sq. ft state-of-the-art, multi-disciplinary Outpatient Department (OPD) block at the Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bengaluru.