17 March 2023
The State Bank of India (SBI), under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities, has partnered with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, towards the construction of the Orthopaedics Wing of the Bagchi-Parthasarathy hospital coming up on campus. An MoU was signed by SBI and IISc at the Institute on 16 March 2023.
The not-for-profit multispecialty hospital planned at IISc will support the world class clinical training of MD-PhD/MS-PhD students, while providing an unprecedented platform for advanced research at the intersection of science, engineering and medicine. In addition to delivering the highest quality care to society at large, the hospital aims to also provide state-of-the-art facilities for diagnostics, treatment and research. There will be 832 ward beds split into general beds and special beds (single and shared occupancy). The hospital will have 19 major Operation Theatres (OTs) for super specialty surgeries, and 6 minor OTs. Advanced radiology and imaging services such as CT, MRI, PET-CT, Mammography, USG and Doppler, and X-ray would be available.
SBI will provide a CSR donation of Rs 24 crore for the establishment of the Orthopaedics Wing, including the required biomedical equipment. The project will be completed by 2025.
Dignitaries present at the MoU signing ceremony included Mr Nand Kishore, SBI Chief General Manager; Mr Sandeep Bhatnagar, General Manager (Network-II); Mr Alok Kumar Dwivedi, Deputy General Manager and Circle Development Officer; Mr Murali Krishna VRM, Deputy General Manager (B&O), Bengaluru North, and Prof Govindan Rangarajan, Director of IISc, as well as other SBI officials.
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