Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Toyota Kirloskar Motor Built Byramangala Primary Health Centre - Gets Recognised For Its High-Quality Standards

In line with its commitment to support the growing healthcare needs of the local communities, constructed Primary Health Centre (PHC), Byramangala in 2019, by Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), under its CSR initiative  has been acknowledged as a one of the public healthcare facilities in Karnataka, in terms of quality standards by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt of India, New Delhi in January 2024.

The PHC located in Byramangala in Ramanagara District, underwent a rigorous quality evaluation and certification process under the National Quality Assurance Standards (NQAS) Program, scoring an impressive 90.08% during the assessment held from 8-9 November 2023. Initiated by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, the NQAS Program targets to improve services in India's public health facilities, providing guidelines for district hospitals, community health centres, primary health centres, and urban primary health centres. This certification affirms TKM’s initiative is aligned with government’s focus in delivering excellent healthcare services to the local communities.

The six departments assessed under the NQAS framework include Outpatient Department (OPD), Laboratory, Labour Room, Inpatient Department (IPD), National Health Program, and General Administration. The PHC in Byramangala, successfully met all criteria, showcasing its dedication to providing comprehensive and high-quality healthcare services.

The journey of this achievement dates to 2018 when TKM, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, undertook the task of building the Byramangala PHC. With an investment of about Rs. 35 million, TKM constructed a modern 439 sq meter facility in accordance with the Indian Public Health Standards (IPHS) guidelines. The newly built PHC was inaugurated on September 19, 2019 with state-of-the-art medical equipment and advanced healthcare facilities serving the surrounding rural population of over 20,000 people.

Mr. Vikram Gulati, Country Head and Executive Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Governance, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “At Toyota, we are deeply committed to making a meaningful contribution to the communities where we are present. Our belief in healthcare as a fundamental human right fuels our dedication to supporting initiatives that foster improved health outcomes. The certification earned by the Byramangala Primary Health Centre (PHC) serves as a testament to our overarching aim of positively impacting the surrounding communities thereby leading to societal development. We are immensely proud to witness the recognition of the PHC for its outstanding healthcare standards, and it encourages us to persist in our unwavering commitment to usher in transformative changes and support the people residing in rural areas and the society at large.”

Toyota Kirloskar Motor continues its commitment to holistic societal development and looks forward to continuing its positive contributions to the well-being of the local communities. Some of the recent initiatives include a Community Health Centre in Bidadi, Karnataka with exclusive oxygen-generating plant, delivering specialized care. Additionally, school-based health and hygiene programs like ABCD, installation of water purification units and Toyota Shaale Arogya Program, have significantly enhanced the health outcomes within the community. In the fiscal year 2022-23 alone, TKM made a positive impact on over 64,000 individuals, contributing to a cumulative outreach of more than 11,16,365 individuals.

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