Infosys opens Silver Jubilee Block at Sri Ramakrishna Sevashrama, Pavagada
Infosys said that its philanthropic and CSR arm Infosys Foundation has inaugurated the Silver Jubilee Block at Sri Ramakrishna Sevashrama in Pavagada, Karnataka.
Infosys Foundation is said to have given a grant of INR 5.5 crores for the construction and development of the block, which was virtually inaugurated by Indian Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.
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.”
According to Infosys, the Silver Jubilee Block at Sri Ramakrishna Sevashrama will strive to offer ophthalmology and ENT services, and other healthcare facilities to patients.
The block is planned to facilitate nearly 4,000 surgeries and benefit at least 30,000 outpatients annually. It will have special units for eye care, a couple of operating theatres for surgical procedures, an ENT center, a high-tech diagnostic centre, and a cancer clinic.
A part of the grant from Infosys Foundation was also used for procuring the required medical equipment, computers, furniture, and air conditioners for operation theatres.
Sudha Murty — Chairperson of 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.”