PUNE: Aiming to facilitate free treatment of underprivileged patients suffering from health conditions such as diabetes and osteoporosis, SBI Capital Markets Limited (SBICAP), India’s leading domestic investment bank has donated Rs 1 crore to the Hirabai Cowasji Jehangir Medical Research Institute (HCJMRI).The donation amount was handed over by Mr Abhay Chaudhari, President & COO, SBI Capital Markets Limited.
The Company has a committed CSR policy in place and endeavors to help reach out to various support groups that may require its time, finances or mobilization strength. Especially with a focus on healthcare and sanitation, SBICAP has been actively pursuing and endorsing community improvement efforts in varying capacities across India with several other Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives since its inception .
“In partnership with HCJMRI, the company has pledged a support of Rs 1 crore. Of this, 60% will be used for facilitating the diagnosis of Osteoporosis (free of charge) for underprivileged people using the Bone densitometer, which is a machine used for measuring bone density” Shri. Rajnish Kumar MD & CEO from SBI Capital Markets said. Shri. Kumar added that the remaining 40% will be spent for treating around 100 children with diabetes.”
“We are thankful to SBICAP for the financial assistance that will help us provide support to around 100 affected children and families with diabetes.” Dr Anuradha Khadilkar, Deputy Director HCJMRI said.
“The clinic is specially operational for children on 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month to treat children with diabetes; funding from SBICAP will help us in giving children insulin injections, glucometers and strips for testing, medical consultations, and yearly tests for complications, medications and other support as required” said Dr Anuradha Khadilkar, Deputy Director HCJMRI.
“We aim to support underprivileged children with diabetes so that they can live a happy and fruitful life like any other normal child” Sir Cowasji Jehangir, Chairman, HCJMRI, commented about this initiative. The Hospital, emphasized that the hospital would like to reach out and assist as many needy people as is possible through such programs.
The function was also attended by Shri Abhay Chaudhari – President & COO, SBICAP, Shri. Partha Pratim Sengupta GM MCRO, State Bank of India and trustees, heads of departments and members of ethics committee of the Jehangir Hospital and HCJMRI, as well as by children with diabetes and their parents.
Other than supporting the juvenile diabetics at the HCJMRI in Pune, SBICAP has contributed to various causes namely, for children suffering from cancer at the Cancer Institute (WIA) of Chennai, and national calamities such as the Uttarakhand floods.