Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic and CSR arm of Infosys, today announced the inauguration of a 350-bed Infosys Foundation Block on the grounds of Jayadeva Hospital in Bengaluru. This block was built to support the hospital in its quest to provide high quality heart care at an affordable cost.
The Infosys Foundation Block, built for ₹ crore, will be equipped with cardiac medical equipment and free treatment for disadvantaged patients. It was made by Karnatakas Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai. inaugurated, in the virtual presence of Sudha Murty, Chair of the Infosys Foundation.
Speaking at the inauguration, Sudha Murty, Chair of the Infosys Foundation said: “The completion of this block is a testament to the longstanding collaboration between the Infosys Foundation and Jayadeva Hospital. This strengthens our ongoing efforts to ensure adequate medical care and treatment for disadvantaged patients in India. We are also grateful to the government of Karnataka for their help and support in making this vision a reality. ”
This initiative further contributes to the Infosys Foundation’s efforts to expand hospital and quarantine facilities and ensure appropriate medical treatment for the public. The foundation recently opened the Infosys Foundation Vishram Sadan ‘Dharamshala at the National Cancer Institute, AIIMS, Haryana. It has also helped build the Infosys Foundation Asha Nivas Dharamshala at the Tata Memorial Center in Navi Mumbai, a 75,000 square foot state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary outpatient department (OPD) block at the Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bengaluru, and a Silver Jubilee Medical Block at Ramakrishna Sevashrama in Pavagada, Karnataka.
In the past year and a half, Infosys has allocated 200 billion yen to Covid relief efforts across India. The Infosys Foundation, in collaboration with the state government, has also set up a 150-bed Covid nursing hospital in Bengaluru.