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MUMBAI: As part of this working philosophy, Tata Steel has once again extended its support to Tata Medical Centre.
Giving back to society has been one of the fundamental principles of Tata Steel’s work ethos since the inception of the Company. In keeping with the vision of its Founder, Tata Steel has worked towards improving the quality of life of communities, especially those living in and around its areas of operations.
As part of this working philosophy, Tata Steel has once again extended its support to Tata Medical Centre, a state-of-the-art and first-of-its-kind standalone Cancer Treatment and Care Facility in Eastern India.
In an innovative fund raising initiative, Tata Steel auctioned the first set of four CR coils produced at the Jamshedpur Continuous Annealing & Processing Company Pvt Ltd (JCAPCPL), Jamshedpur, a joint venture of Tata Steel and Nippon Steel Sumitomo Metal Corporation, among its Steelium distributors and raised Rs 1.1 crore. Distributors of Tata Steelium enthusiastically participated in the bidding process to contribute to a noble cause.
The entire amount of Rs 1.1 crore was contributed on June 13, 2014 to the corpus of Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata, and will go towards meeting the cost of treatment of underprivileged cancer patients. Tata Steel has leveraged opportunities to provide financial support to several healthcare institutions. Often, this has been done innovatively by involving its distributor fraternity.
With this tranche, distributors of Tata Steel have contributed a total Rs 4.2 crore towards patient care at Tata Medical Centre.
Speaking at a ceremony held at Tata Medical Centre on June 13, 2014 where the cheque for the amount was handed over, Mr Anand Sen, President, TQM & Steel Business, Tata Steel, said distributors of Tata Steel have come forward to support a good cause. This demonstrated that Tata Steel’s business partners share a common bond of keeping alive the Founder’s vision of giving back to society many times over. “In our endeavour to serve society, we believe in sponsorship with a soul”, he said.
In his address, Mr Shyamal Gupta, Special Advisor, Tata International Ltd and Trustee, Tata Medical Centre Trust, thanked the Tata Steel distributors of “showing the way to serve society”.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Mammen Chandy, Director of Tata Medical Centre, while thanking Tata Steel and its distributors for the support, said: “We need resources to achieve what we want to for our patients. We seek help to carry forward our dream to help patients who do not have the means to fund their treatment”.