KVB inaugurates low-cost dialysis centre

Karur: Karur Vysya Bank managing director and CEO P R Seshadri inaugurated a low-cost dialysis facility at Abirami Maternity Centre in the bank’s home city, Karur on Monday. It was set up as part of the financial institution’s CSR activities along with the Rotary Foundation.

Speaking on the occasion, Seshadri said, “KVB is committed to giving back to society so as to improve the quality of life of the people. Thus, the bank has undertaken several initiatives in areas of education, health care and sanitation as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility obligations. A good portion of such work is undertaken at Karur itself, which is the birthplace of the bank.”

KVB has contributed Rs 1.20 crore to set up two low-cost dialysis centres. Together with The Rotary Foundation, the bank will set up three more centres in Theni, Dindigul and Tiruchi.

Rotary District 3000 has matched the contribution of KVB by raising funds from different sources and gets it as grant thereby enabling the opening of four such centres. As many as 240 patients are likely to benefit from these four centres, according to the statement released by the bank.

KVB and Karur Texcity Rotary Foundation have been running free medical centre at Panchamadevi, Karur for over six years. Consultation and medicines are given free to patients for treatment of regular ailments like fever, diarrhoea, diabetes, and so on. Nearly 50 patients visit the dispensary every day, the bank said.

 

NT Bureau