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Kotak Mahindra Bank's Vital Contribution: Enhancing Healthcare Access in Gulbarga

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March 21, 2024

Kotak Mahindra Bank's Vital Contribution: Enhancing Healthcare Access in Gulbarga

Kotak Mahindra Bank

In the north of the country, Gulbarga is one of the least-developed regions inside the state and needs more healthcare infrastructure. The reality is that many people on this are low-income organizations and want to get entry to first-rate healthcare offerings. Understanding the importance of healthcare accessibility for the deprived communities in Bidar, Kotak Mahindra Bank has been supporting the Government Institute of Medical Science (GIMS) through its CSR programs.

Bolstering Healthcare Access

To achieve the goal of the CSR initiative, Kotak Mahindra Bank aims to improve healthcare access for the marginalized communities living in and around Gulbarga. The cardiac ambulance will offer prehospital emergency medicine services to those who do not have readily available healthcare in remote areas. With the high number of cardiac diseases in this area, ambulance services would promptly meet the emergency response needs of heart patients.

The ambulance should help more than 500 patients every month, as stated. They offer emergency transportation and treatment and will replace a vital healthcare service in rural areas with very high mortality rates because of the lack of timely medical care in emergencies. The ambulance can be the difference between life and death in the region, which can be achieved by speeding up the provision of emergency lifesaving services.

As per Mr R Vardharajan, Business Head – Government Business, Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited, we strive to help local communities in their healthcare initiatives. With our CSR relationship with Gulbarga Institute of Medical Sciences, we will help patients with cardiac and respiratory ailments and augment the need for current superior healthcare services in the state.

Enhancing Healthcare Infrastructure

In addition to the cardiac ambulance, Kotak Mahindra Bank has also furnished assistance for developing a 16-mattress organ transplant ICU at GIMS under its CSR initiative. The Bank contributed INR 1.27 crore for setting up a sophisticated ICU that is equipped with today's existence-saving devices, including dialysis machines, ventilators, syringe pumps, infusion pumps, defibrillators, crucial monitoring structures, and more.

The organ transplant ICU has drastically improved the healthcare infrastructure at GIMS. It has enabled the availability of comprehensive post-operative care and management for patients who've undergone complex organ transplantation strategies. This has boosted the medical institution’s capabilities to perform more organ transplants and provide more desirable essential care to economically weaker sections, who could have, in any other case, struggled to get admission to such superior healthcare offerings.

Bolstering Specialised Care

To similarly make stronger healthcare offerings for the humans of Gulbarga, Kotak has also subsidized superior clinical gadgets for the Department of Cardiology at GIMS. The financial institution has furnished funds well worth INR 1.2 crore for shopping for specialized cardiology devices, consisting of echocardiography machines, treadmill take-a-look machines, and cardiac video display units, amongst others.

The advanced cardiology system has improved scientific skills for screening, diagnosing, and handling cardiac problems. Patients now have the right of entry to superior cardiac care, inclusive of 2D echo, color Doppler, TMT pressure check, and several other essential diagnostic tests at GIMS. This has appreciably reduced the need to travel to distant specialized centers to get the right of entry to cardiology treatments for the neighborhood groups around Gulbarga.

Multi-Specialty Services

Furthermore, Kotak Mahindra Bank has also extended support for the development of other emerging specialties at GIMS, including neurology and nephrology. Its CSR grants have financed specialized infrastructure and equipment to help boost the clinical capabilities of these super-specialty units.

In the neurology branch, the bank's contribution equipped the institute with a 16-slice CT scanner, an EEG gadget, an EMG/NCV device, and other medical infrastructure for the accurate prognosis of complicated neurological problems. The nephrology department has a supply guide for growing extra dialysis devices to beautify less expensive dialysis and get admission to financially weaker sufferers with quit-degree renal illnesses.

Reaching Out to Rural Communities

In line with its healthcare mission, Kotak Mahindra Bank has also financed mobile clinic units for GIMS to offer outreach diagnosis and treatments in remote rural areas underserved by healthcare services. Its CSR grants have sponsored ambulances equipped with necessary medical tools, devices, and medicines to facilitate organizing weekly camps in far-flung villages around Gulbarga.

During these rural outreach camps, the specially equipped mobile clinics will provide essential screening, medications, and doctor consultations for rural communities that face geographical barriers to accessing mainstream healthcare services. Teams of specialized doctors from GIMS will examine patients during these camps and recommend further diagnoses or treatments for critical illnesses, thus bridging an important healthcare delivery gap for marginalized rural communities.

Impact Created

Kotak Mahindra Bank's CSR support has had a significant impact on enhancing healthcare access for socially and economically disadvantaged communities around the Gulbarga region.

By sponsoring advanced medical equipment and ambulances, its contributions have enormously strengthened the emergency services, critical care offerings, and super-specialties like cardiology, neurology, and nephrology at GIMS. This has enabled affordable and timely access to lifesaving emergency and specialized care for low-income groups, thus filling a major healthcare gap for needy patients belonging to economically underprivileged sections of society.

 

 

In terms of impact, it is estimated that the cardiac ambulance itself will aid about 500 critical patients every month who require immediate emergency care and transportation to the hospital for timely treatment. The state-of-the-art 16-bed organ transplant ICU will facilitate an increased number of complex organ transplants, thereby saving lives and improving outcomes for terminally ill patients from poor financial backgrounds.

Likewise, the modernization of diagnostics infrastructure has enhanced GIMS’ capabilities to screen and manage more patients in cardiology, neurology, nephrology, and several other disciplines of medicine. With easy access to mobile clinics, nearly 2000 rural patients will also benefit every month by availing of screening and doctor consultation services near their villages.

Cumulatively, the equipment and infrastructure support extended by Kotak Mahindra Bank is serving over 3000 underprivileged patients every month by filling gaps across emergency, critical care, and specialized treatments. It has made quality healthcare accessible and affordable for the poorest income groups, including rural communities, thus providing renewed access to timely and advanced medical care and saving innumerable lives each year.

Kotak’s interventions have been transformational for GIMS by bolstering its healthcare capabilities multifold to cater to critical and superspeciality treatments. By addressing a key developmental gap in terms of accessibility and affordability of healthcare services for marginalized sections, it has had a high impact on supporting the medical needs of deprived socio-economic groups, thereby fulfilling an invaluable social commitment to the nation.

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