IT giant Infosys, led by Vishal Sikka, got a green light on his proposal to set up three more campuses in Bengaluru at an investment of Rs 1,918 crore from the Karnataka government on Saturday.
Infosys has proposed to develop one new campus at Electronic City and two at Konappana Agrahara in Bengluru. The company has claimed in its proposal that it will create 27,000 new jobs from these three projects.
The IT major has also planned a Software Technology Park with an estimated cost of Rs 1,079 crore. In this project, the number of direct employment would be 15,000.
The govt. also approved the proposal from Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited with an investment of Rs. 20,000 crore and another proposal from Biosciences with an investment of Rs. 235 crore.
Tech major Infosys has donated Rs 2.50 crore to the Neurosurgery Department of the state-run Medical College hospital, here.
The money was used to install a brand new neurosurgery dedicated operating microscope, replacing a two decade old one.
Speaking to IANS, P. Anil, Head of Department Neurosurgery, said that Infosys answered to a request he had made in 2017.
“I took a chance and I wrote to Infosys if they can come to our help. It was an year back. Soon they responded and after they undertook a brief study of our activities, they decided to help us,” he added.
“In between there were some issues with regards to GST but finally the equipment has been installed. We have already put it to use in the first case, a few days back,” said Anil.
Anil said the new piece of device has come as a huge boon to the patients who mostly come from poor background.
The Thiruvananthapuram Medical College hospital has the most crowded casualty department with accident cases coming for expert and quick treatment.
Speaking to IANS, Sunil Jose, a top official attached to the Infosys unit here, said their company always has set aside money as part of the corporate social responsibility programme.
“Our studies found out that the department provides yeomen services to accident victims and most of the patients came from the low and middle income category.
“In this microscope project, we started working on it as soon as we got the proposal from the Neurosurgery Department. We felt that they are doing a good job and sanctioned it,” said Jose.
Incidentally this is not the first time that Infosys have helped the hospital. They had built a sky walk connecting the major building after finding out that patients were being moved in stretchers through the road. IANS