Infosys Foundation donates Rs 8 cr to Asia Heart

Bengaluru: Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic arm of tech major Infosys, has signed a pact with Asia Heart Foundation to enable the adoption of robotics in healthcare.

As part of the MoU, the foundation has granted Rs 8 crore to Asia Heart Foundation.

The grant will be used to purchase high-end equipment — the IS 3000 da Vinci Si system to enable robotic surgeries, the Foundation said in a statement here.

The da Vinci system of surgery facilitates affordable and high quality, minimally invasive surgeries to a large number of people who currently do not have access to it, it said.

In addition, a part of the fund will be utilised for training surgeons and providing research opportunities for making use of robots in complex surgeries and indigenizing the production of such technology in India, the statement said.

Asia Heart Foundation will endeavour to conduct over 1,500 surgeries by training 97 surgeons over the next seven years, benefitting more than 1,900 patients, it added.