CSR of Kalyani Group: Kalyani Group Launches Institute for Prostate Cancer in Pune


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PUNE:  Kalyani Group in association with Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune today announced the launch of its state-of-the-art Institute for Prostate Cancer for Research, Diagnostics, Treatment and Education in Pune. The Institute for Prostate Cancer represents an unprecedented commitment to bringing world-class treatment and research to the country. It will use an integrated team approach in its state-of-the-art facility for both treatment and research.

The Institute for Prostate Cancer will be established and supported by Dr Ashutosh Tewari, an eminent expert in this field while Ruby Hall Clinic will support the research activities of the Institute. Dr Tewari is a Board certified American Urologist and Oncologist. Academically, he is recognized as a world renowned expert on urologic oncology with over 250 peer reviewed published papers to his credit; he is on such lists as America’s Top Doctors, New York
Magazine’s Best Doctors, and Who’s Who in the world.

This Institute for Prostate Cancer will have five distinct priority areas that will address several needs relating to prostate cancer which will include prostate cancer screening and treatment, prostate cancer genomics, imaging and education. The Institute team comprises of Dr Ashutosh Tewari, Director of the Institute, Mr Baba Kalyani, Promoter of the Institute, Dr P K Grant, Managing Trustee, Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune and Dr R K Shimpi, Chief Urologist, Ruby Hall
Clinic, Pune.

Speaking on the occasion Mr Baba Kalyani, Promoter, Institute for Prostate Cancer and Chairman, Kalyani Group said, “I am happy to promote this state-of-the-art Prostate Cancer Institute in Pune for the people of Pune. Prostate cancer today, is the 2nd largest cause of death in males after lung cancer. Our endeavor is to create awareness about this potentially lethal disease and focus on research, early diagnosis & treatment. With the goals that the Institute strives to achieve, I am sure it will contribute in providing treatment to many patients who are suffering from this ailment. This is an important milestone in our philanthropic journey and I sincerely hope that someday in the not too distant future we will have a complete cure for this malaise.” I would also like to thank Dr. Ashutosh Tewari for taking on the mantle as Director in an effort to help eradicate this malady from our society, he added.
Also speaking at the launch of the Institute for Prostate Cancer, Dr. P K Grant, Managing Trustee, Ruby Hall Clinic, said, “It has been our constant endeavor to make available to our patients and the citizens of Pune the very best in diagnostics and modern day medicine. Testimony to which is our association with this state-of-the-art Prostate Cancer Institute
promoted by the Kalyani Group.

Addressing the media, Dr Ashutosh Tewari, Director, Institute for Prostate Cancer said, “The Institute for Prostate Cancer represents an unprecedented commitment to bringing worldclass treatment and research to the heart of India. We will use an integrated team approach in our state of the art facility for both treatment and research. The Institute will bring
together biologists, genome scientists, physicians, engineers, and computer scientists. We will build collaborations with a broader community of researchers and clinicians worldwide to help cure prostate cancer”. I am certain that the work we are doing will have a significant impact in improving the lives of prostate cancer patients, he added.

Kalyani Group, established in mid 1960s, is an Indian multi-national with high technology, engineering & manufacturing capability across several critical sectors such as Automotive, Power, Oil & Gas, Rail & Marine, Construction & Mining, Aerospace, etc. With end-to-end capability and manufacturing footprint across 5 countries – India, Germany, Sweden, US & China, the Group has an annual turnover of USD 2.5 billion.
Guided by visionary leadership of Mr Baba Kalyani, Group Chairman, with strong emphasis on market leadership through technology and it’s over 13000 strong engineering global workforce, the group today is a market leader in all its respective business segments.

As a responsible corporate citizen, the group is morally committed and has taken several initiatives in areas such as Education, Environment, Sports and Community. Mr Kalyani is the Founder Chairman of Pratham Pune Education Foundation, an NGO that is engaged in providing primary education to children belonging to the underprivileged sections of the local community. Mr Kalyani is also steering a unique initiative to empower rural youth by providing free technical and vocational training at a government Industrial Training Institute (ITI) that is being run as a Public-Private partnership. The pioneering model is being replicated in other parts of the country. Mr Kalyani also supports various  other NGOs and charitable institutes engaged in education and in uplifting quality of lives of the
disadvantaged and needy.

The group has invested in Renewable Energy Project generating Green Energy, so much so that most of its flagship plant requirement comes from green energy. The group also runs several Community Development Centers and is supporting LAKSHYA – a tennis initiative where the group is sponsoring five tennis players.

Very recently, the Kalyani Group has funded a housing project for flood affected families at Koppal District, Karnataka, India. The project is spread over an area of 41 Acres with 395 independent houses.

The group has also received the India Shining Star CSR Award and the Golden peacock Award for its several initiatives in Safety & CSR. The group takes pride in being at the forefront of a globalizing India and to contribute in making “Made in India’ a global high tech brand in the manufacturing industry.

Pune’s First & Only Nationally Accredited Hospital Ruby Hall Clinic had a humble beginning when the founder Chairman Dr. K.B. Grant, an eminent cardiologist himself, started a small nursing home in 1959 with just two beds. In 1966 it was converted from a private institution to a public charitable trust, and later converted to the Grant Medical Foundation in 2000. Today Ruby Hall Clinic boasts of 550 inpatient beds including 130 intensive care beds; with staff strength of 150 consultants, 500 panel doctors and 1400 paramedical staff.

Ruby Hall Clinic has many distinctions in its half a century existence. It was the first hospital to introduce Intensive Care and Coronary Care Units in 1969. Pune’s first kidney transplant as well as first test tube baby happened here. It started cobalt therapy for cancer treatment and MRI/CT scan facilities and the Air Ambulance for the first time. Last year it brought the most advanced Imaging technology – Positron Emission Tomography to Pune.

Being a charitable trust hospital; medical care for the underprivileged has always been a priority of the management. In the last financial year over Rs. 6 crores has been spent in free treatment. The hospital conducts free camps in the far-flung areas of Maharashtra in order to benefit the rural population.


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