Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Kotak Mahindra Bank Extends Support To Gulbarga Institute of Medical Sciences By Providing A Fully Equipped Cardiac Ambulance

* The Cardiac Ambulance will play a vital role in delivering necessary oxygen and respiratory assistance to critically ill patients in Gulbarga, Karnataka

Under its Corporate Social Responsibility commitment, Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited (“KMBL”/“Bank”) has extended support to Gulbarga Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS), Karnataka, by providing a fully equipped Cardiac Ambulance for critical healthcare emergencies. The Cardiac Ambulance was inaugurated by Dr. Sharanaparakash Rudrappa Patil, Hon Minister of Medical Education and Skill Development, Karnataka; along with Dr. Umesh S R, Director & Dean, GIMS and R Vardharajan, Business Head - Government Business, Kotak Mahindra Bank.

Through this CSR association with GIMS, Kotak aims to strengthen access to healthcare for local communities. The fully equipped Cardiac Ambulance will provide initial emergency treatments such as cardiac and respiratory ailments. On average, it is anticipated to support close to 500 patients each month, contributing significantly to the healthcare needs of the community in Gulbarga.

R Vardharajan, Business Head - Government Business, Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited, said,"We are committed to support the healthcare needs of local communities. Through our CSR association with Gulbarga Institute of Medical Sciences we will provide critical support to patients with cardiac and respiratory ailments and contribute to the need for superior healthcare services in the state."

Dr. Umesh S R, Director & Dean, GIMS said, “We are delighted to witness yet another feat which resembles the commitment of Gulbarga Institute of Medical Sciences and is in line with the service-oriented tradition of the hospital. This latest addition of Cardiac Ambulance to serve the underserved will prove to be a blessing for cardiac patients. We thank Kotak Mahindra Bank to have supported us in fulfilling our mission to serve the poor and enhance the quality of treatment.”

Kotak Karma is the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) identity of the Kotak Mahindra Group of companies.

About Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited

Established in 1985, Kotak Mahindra Group is one of India's leading financial services conglomerates. In February 2003, Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd. (KMFL), the Group's flagship company, received banking licence from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), becoming the first non-banking finance company in India to convert into a bank - Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited.

The Bank has four Strategic Business Units – Consumer Banking, Corporate Banking, Commercial Banking, and Treasury, which cater to retail and corporate customers across urban and rural India. The premise of Kotak Mahindra Group’s business model is concentrated India, diversified financial services. The bold vision that underscores the Group’s growth is an inclusive one, with a host of products and services designed to address the needs of the unbanked and insufficiently banked. As on 31st December, 2023, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd has a national footprint of 1,869 branches and 3,239 ATMs, and branches in GIFT City and DIFC (Dubai).

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About Gulbarga Institute of Medical Sciences:

Established in 2014, affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and Governed by National Medical Council, Gulbarga Institute of Medical College (GIMS), Kalaburagi seeks to be a centre of excellence in Medical education, training, health care and research imbued with scientific culture, compassion for the sick and commitment to serve the underserved.

GIMS aims at providing quality and affordable medical education, ensure availability of adequate and high quality medical professionals and promote equitable and universal health care. Kalaburagi being the divisional headquarters of Kalyan Karnataka region, receives patients from various parts of the region with unique concerns and demands. GIMS, with a dedicated team of health care professionals is committed to deliver an optimal health care to the patients. GIMS offers a wide range of medical specialties including Medicine & it’s allied with super specialty, Surgery & it’s allied with super specialty, Maternity and Child health care, Trauma care services etc.

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