L&T Technology Services (NSE: LTTS), a global leading pure-play engineering services company, announced that it has dedicated a rural COVID Care Center (CCC) in Saragur, Mysuru as part of its CSR initiative, in partnership with Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM).
The center was inaugurated by the Honorable Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka, Dr. C. N. Ashwathnarayan along with Amit Chadha, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of L&T Technology Services, who was present virtually from Washington D.C.
The CCC will serve a population of over three lakh tribals in the region. The 19-bed center has been built within 12 days using modular prefabricated technology. Each bed is equipped with oxygen supply, critical care medical equipment and all other necessary resources. The technology used here enables the safe management and care of patients, and the infrastructure is expected to benefit the local population for up to 15 years, enabling the people of Mysuru to continue availing the benefits of this key healthcare center.
Other dignitaries to grace the occasion included Mr. S. T. Somashekhar, Mysuru District In-charge Minister (Minister of Cooperation), Mr. Anil Kumar C, Member of Legislative Assembly, and Dr. R. Balasubramaniam, Founder-President of the SVYM.
Commenting on the occasion, Amit Chadha, CEO & Managing Director, L&T Technology Services said, “I take this opportunity to compliment the Government of Karnataka for their tireless efforts in containing the present pandemic and would like to thank Dr. Ashwathnarayan and other distinguished leaders of the Karnataka Government for their inspiring statesmanship. A special note of appreciation for SVYM with whom we have worked to transform and uplift the lives of the local rural population. Our association with Mysuru is decades old. We have been taking a lead role in driving technology adoption and employment generation in the region for years now. LTTS is committed to serve the people of Mysuru and the state of Karnataka. I am certain that together we can script the beginning of a new chapter of development for this important region.”
This latest initiative further marks LTTS’ commitment towards implementing pandemic relief measures in the state of Karnataka, such as providing isolation kits to the Mysuru City Corporation, donating two 24×7 free ICU ambulances for serving the underprivileged in Bengaluru, facilitating vaccination for people with physical disabilities, besides funding medical treatment for the economically weaker segments. The company is also partnering with NGOs to support children orphaned in this current wave, committing to their long-term support in line with established government norms.
LTTS has been focused towards contributing to the cause of tribal population in the region. The LTTS-SVYM alliance has, over the years, transformed over 500 tribal lives and livelihoods through technology adoption and employment generation initiatives.
K.N. Prabhakaran, Head of CSR and Mr. Rabi Rout, Center Head of Mysuru, were present on the occasion from L&T Technology Services.