Infosys opens Asha Nivas Daharamshala at Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Infosys’ philanthropic and corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm — Infosys Foundation has opened the Infosys Foundation Asha Nivas Daharamshala at The Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer, Tata Memorial Centre in Navi Mumbai.
The Infosys Foundation Asha Nivas is a 13-story building that has been constructed at an estimated cost of INR 80 crores. The rest house at the Tata Memorial Centre provides accommodation for underprivileged patients and their attendees. It has a built-up area 2,30,850 square feet.
Dr. R A Badwe — Director of Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, said: “We are privileged to have organizations such as the Infosys Foundation taking steps to provide accommodations to underprivileged patients and their attendees through the inauguration of the Infosys Foundation Asha Nivas Dharamshala in our campus.
“This initiative will play a significant role in boosting India’s healthcare ecosystem. We thank Infosys Foundation for its support and assistance in our endeavour.”
Infosys said that the initiative is a further addition to Infosys Foundation’s efforts to expand hospital facilities and quarantine facilities, and provide proper medical care for the public.
Sudha Murty — Chairperson of Infosys Foundation said: “Treatment of Cancer is extremely expensive, and many people find it beyond their means to afford sustainable medical care. Infosys Foundation has been dedicated towards providing healthcare facilities to underprivileged communities in India, and the Infosys Foundation Asha Nivas is one such step towards supporting patients and their families in taking care of their ancillary costs, such as accommodation, when they travel for treatment. We are very happy that this dharamshala is now ready and that we have been able to be a part of Tata Memorial Centre’s vision.”
The Indian IT major said that it had committed INR 200 crore to Covid relief efforts in India over the past one-and-a half years.
In partnership with the Karnataka government, Infosys Foundation had established a 150-bed Covid hospital in Bengaluru.
Recently, the Infosys CSR unit supported the construction of a 75,000 square feet multi-disciplinary outpatient department (OPD) block at Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology in Bengaluru as well as a Silver Jubilee medical block at the Pavagada Ramakrishna Sevashrama in Karnataka.