Infosys Foundation and the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms to Strengthen Maternity Care in Karnataka

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Commits INR 8.5 Crore Towards the ‘C-CAMP-Infosys Foundation Project Early Life’ which will address the early adoption of innovative healthcare technology at district health facilities

Bengaluru, India – February 21, 2024: Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic and CSR arm of Infosys, today announced its collaboration with the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP), a Department of Biotechnology, Government of India supported initiative. This collaboration marks the launch of the ‘C-CAMP-Infosys Foundation Project Early Life’, which is aimed at bolstering maternity care, both for expectant mothers and newborns, in Karnataka, using innovative medical technologies.

The C-CAMP-Infosys Foundation Project Early Life was launched at the Government of Karnataka's roundtable on health titled ‘A new paradigm with CSR and Philanthropy’, in association with C-CAMP, that was chaired by Shri Dinesh Gundu Rao, Hon’ble Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka. Infosys Foundation has committed INR 8.5 crore towards this project, which will address the early adoption of healthcare technology at low-resource health facilities to improve maternal health screening as well as address the rising cases of neonatal mortality.
As part of this project, a cutting-edge fetal monitoring technology will be deployed to enhance health monitoring of expectant mothers across district hospitals and community health centres, in Karnataka.
In addition, a neonatal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure device, which provides respiratory support for newborns in respiratory distress, will be made available across critical care newborn units in district and taluk hospitals. This collaboration aims to benefit about 50,000 to 1 lakh women and 4,000 newborns, across eight districts in the state, over a period four years.
Shri Dinesh Gundu Rao, Hon’ble Minister, Health and Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka, said, “Improving Maternal and newborn healthcare in the districts is a very important priority for us. We will be starting with Dharwad and Ballari and cover a total of eight districts to strengthen health monitoring for all mothers and quality care to newborns requiring critical care support. I whole-heartedly appreciate C-CAMP and Infosys Foundation for taking this initiative, this program will definitely make quality healthcare accessible to the masses in Karnataka’s districts.”
Dr. Taslimarif Saiyed, CEO and Director, C-CAMP, said, “We appreciate the support of Infosys Foundation and its contribution towards enhancing and improving the healthcare infrastructure for the underserved. This initiative furthers our collective endeavour of leveraging advanced technology built indigenously to provide quality care to mothers and their newborns, and creating avenues for affordable and accessible healthcare in Karnataka.”
Sunil Kumar Dhareshwar, Trustee, Infosys Foundation, said, “Maternity care has been a key area of focus for Infosys Foundation within the healthcare space. The ‘C-CAMP-Infosys Foundation Project Early Life’ will not only give a boost to the public healthcare infrastructure in the state, but also give impetus to the adoption of innovative technologies in maternal and childcare. We are grateful for the support of the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms as we strive to make quality healthcare accessible to the masses.”
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February 22, 2024