Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic and CSR arm of Infosys announced the launch of four mobile laboratories also called ‘Lab Built on Wheels’ to provide cost-effective diagnostic solutions and curb the spread of communicable diseases primarily among the rural population of Karnataka.
Infosys Foundation had signed a MoU with Rotary Bangalore Southwest Charitable Trust (Rotary Trust), to support with a grant of INR 4 crores to make these mobile medical laboratories.
Infosys Foundation, together with Rotary Trust, handed the mobile laboratories to the Government of Karnataka in the presence of Basavaraj Bommai, Chief Minister of Karnataka. The launch event was also attended by Krish Shankar – Executive Vice President and the Group Head of Human Resource Development, Infosys, and other dignitaries from the government and Rotary Trust, the company said.
“We have always embraced our responsibility to create a positive impact on the environment and the communities we work in. This is part of a continuous effort by Infosys Foundation to ensure that the underprivileged people in India have affordable, on-time access to clean, hygienic, and appropriate medical treatment and healthcare. We are grateful to the state government for their support and appreciation,” said Krish Shankar – Executive Vice President, Group HR Head, Infosys & Trustee, Infosys Foundation.
Rotary Trust has collaborated with Saicorp Health Technologies (SHTPL) who have set up these labs in accordance with BSL level 2 safety standards. Each mobile lab is equipped with a medical unit, pharmacy, and a minimal invasive emergency care unit.