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Infosys Foundation builds a 350-bed cardiac care unit at Karnataka

Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic and CSR arm of Infosys on Wednesday announced that it has inaugurated a 350-bed Infosys Foundation Block within the Jayadeva Hospital premises here.

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 block, which was built at a cost of Rs 103 crore, will be equipped with critical cardiac care equipment, and offer free treatment to underprivileged patients. It was inaugurated by Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai in the virtual presence of Infosys Foundation Chairperson Sudha Murty.

“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,” Infosys Foundation Chairperson Sudha Murty said.

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 rs 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. United News of India