Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic and CSR arm of Infosys (NSE, BSE, NYSE: INFY), today inaugurated the ‘Infosys Foundation Vishram Sadan’ (Dharamshala or rest house), near the National Cancer Institute, All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in Jhajjar, Haryana. The Infosys Foundation Vishram Sadan was inaugurated virtually by Honorable Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi.
The Infosys Foundation Vishram Sadan, a ten-storey structure has been built over an area of 271,250 sq. ft at an estimated cost of INR 93 crores. The Infosys Foundation Dharamshala will be able to accommodate close to 800 underprivileged patients and their families for both short-and long-term stays, depending on the nature of treatment.
Speaking on the occasion, Mrs. Sudha Murty, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation, said, “AIIMS is one of the most premier hospitals and medical educational institutions in India, and we are honored to be able to support this cause, in our aim to help cancer patients and their families especially the underprivileged. We thank our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi for gracing this occasion. We would like to dedicate this facility to the needy patients in our country.”
Prof. Aarti Vij, Chairperson – Media & Protocol, AIIMS, New Delhi, said,” We thank Infosys Foundation for their unwavering support in helping those who need it. Many of our patients at AIIMS come from underprivileged backgrounds and are unable to help fund their treatment and other related expenses. The Infosys Foundation Vishram Sadan will help accommodate patients and their families free of cost. We are grateful to Infosys Foundation for coming forward and helping us out in this endeavor. “
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 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 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.