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Top 10 Healthcare CSR Projects in India in 2018

By CSRBOX On 11 December 2018
Top 10 Healthcare CSR Projects in India in 2018

The quality of healthcare services in India is alarming. With the annual spending on the sector remains among the lowest globally, it is high time to channel the focus on the poor condition of public health across the country. Though the government has the responsibility to provide last mile healthcare facilities to the citizens, yet it will be unfair to hold it accountable entirely.

The CSR mandate in India has shown significant involvement in the sector post-2013, making it the second most preferred sector for involvement, next to education. The involvement of corporate houses has opened avenues for improved technology, equipment, services as well as finances, which in turn has benefitted the citizens, especially in the rural areas.

This article will bring into light the best CSR initiatives undertaken by companies in providing comprehensive healthcare facilities to the people, highlighting their unique features in due course.

1. Reliance Industries Limited

Name of the Project: Sir HN Reliance Foundation and Research Centre

Location: Maharashtra

The total expenditure of the Project: INR 111.10 Cr.

Total amount outlay in Healthcare: INR 215 Cr.

Total Prescribed CSR 2017-18: INR 703.08 Cr.

About the Project

Since its inauguration in 2014, Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre has emerged as a center of quality care in Mumbai. Keeping abreast of medical innovations and adopting the best practices in clinical care, the hospital is poised to offer world-class medical care. A large number of patients with complex medical issues have been treated here. Its state-of-the-art operation theatre complex, including robotics, cutting-edge diagnostics and imaging facilities, enable the hospital to offer excellent care.

The Hospital organizes health awareness programs to empower people to make informed decisions about health issues. It has organized such programs in various schools and communities. Through subsidized and free services, the hospital benefitted 10,000 out-patients this year. True to the hospital's motto, ‘Respect for Life', it provided over 200 charity patients with varied medical services including paediatric cardiac surgeries, cochlear implants and cancer therapies.

Source: Reliance Foundation Hospital


  • The hospital has performed more than 6500 procedures in the current year.
  • They have conducted complex surgeries and have conducted the first robotic kidney transplant in Maharashtra.
  • It has successfully undertaken advanced Child Haplo-identical Transplant by TCR Alphabeta and CD45RA Depletion Method, the first such transplant in India.
  • They have treated more than 10000 outpatients and more than 200 charity patients in the current year.

Brief about the Company

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is an Indian conglomerate holding company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. They own businesses across India engaged in energy, petrochemicals, textiles, natural resources, retail, and telecommunications and is one of the most profitable companies in India, the largest publicly traded company in India by market capitalization and the second largest company in India as measured by revenue. More about Reliance Industries’ CSR portfolio

2. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited

Name of the Project: The National Cancer Institute

Location: Maharashtra

The total expenditure of the Project: INR 100 Cr.

Total amount outlay in Healthcare: INR 159.95 Cr.

Total Prescribed CSR 2017-18: INR 487.04 Cr.

About the Project

The National Cancer Institute in Nagpur is a 455-bed quaternary care oncology center. The center provides comprehensive cancer treatment, patient care and research through sustainable charity. In addition to providing general cancer care, the institute also provides training courses for nurses, paramedical staff and medical fraternity, including super specialty training in Oncology and PhD programs.

The Primary beneficiaries of the project are patients referred by NGOs, local physicians in and around 500 km radius of Nagpur. It benefits people from Vidharbha region of Maharashtra, parts of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh.

Source: ONGC


  • The institute has benefitted the rural communities in and around Nagpur, providing support for cancer treatment.
  • Its updated equipments have helped in better detection of the disease.
  • Additionally, training courses conducted have given the opportunity to the medical fraternity to enhance their skills as required.

Brief about the Company

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is an Indian multinational oil and gas company, a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) of the Government of India, under the administrative control of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. It is India's largest oil and gas exploration and production company. It produces around 70% of India's crude oil and around 62% of its natural gas. More about ONGC’s CSR portfolio.

3. Tata Steel Limited

Name of the Project: Maternal & Newborn Survival Initiative (MANSI)

Location: Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Orissa, West Bengal

The total expenditure of the Project: INR 94.65 Cr.

Total amount outlay in Healthcare: INR 117.31 Cr.

Total Prescribed CSR 2017-18: INR 85.62 Cr.

About the Project

Lack of easy access to institutional care and low level of awareness about proper care for mothers and babies lead to mortality among and infants in remote rural areas. MANSI reduces mortality among neonates and infants by enhancing the capacity of Government health volunteers (ASHAs/Sahiyas) in the Home Based Newborn Care (HBNC) system.

Tata Steel, the National Health Mission (NHM), American India Foundation (AIF) and the Society for Education Action and Research in Community Health (SEARCH) – the pioneer of HBNC in India – have collaborated in this public-private partnership, working in 12 blocks across Jharkhand and Odisha.

Source: Tata Steel Limited


  • The project has been successful in reducing NMR by 61% since inception.
  • It has reduced IMR by 63% since inception.

Brief about the Company

Tata Steel Limited, formerly Tata Iron and Steel Company Limited is an Indian multinational steel-making company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, and a subsidiary of the Tata Group. It is one of the top steel producing companies globally and the second largest steel company in India. More about Tata Steel’s CSR portfolio.

4. NHPC Limited

Name of the Project: Comprehensive Healthcare Initiatives

Location: Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Manipur, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh

The total expenditure of the Project: INR 21.70 Cr.

Total amount outlay in Healthcare: INR 24.54 Cr.

Total Prescribed CSR 2017-18: INR 59.52 Cr.

About the Project

Health is a major issue that the company is concerned about. It has deployed 20 Mobile Medical Units (MMUs) in Assam equipped with medical facilities, qualified doctors and medical attendants. The MMUs provide basic health services in villages. It has organized a large number of medical camps, cataract surgery camps in surrounding areas of projects and distributed free medicines to economically weaker families and individuals. It has also distributed aids and assistive devices to differently abled persons. The Company also provides Ambulances, Medical Equipment and other infrastructural support to Govt. Hospitals and health awareness camps around the year.

Source: NHPC


  • The medical assistance to remote villages has helped rural people to access better healthcare facilities.
  • The awareness camps have helped in curbing ignorance among people regarding diseases.

Brief about the Company

NHPC Limited is an Indian Hydropower generation company that was incorporated in the year 1975 with an objective to plan, promote and organise an integrated and efficient development of hydroelectric power in all aspects. Later on, NHPC expanded its objects to include other sources of energy like Solar, Geothermal, Tidal, Wind etc. More about NHPC’s CSR portfolio.

5. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited

Name of the Project: Project Dhanwantari

Location: PAN-India

The total expenditure of the Project: INR 15.24 Cr.

Total amount outlay in Healthcare: INR 15.244 Cr.

Total Prescribed CSR 2017-18: INR 126.38 Cr.

About the Project

Project Dhanwantari strives to meet the basic medical needs of people residing in remote rural areas and urban slums by taking medical facilities to their doorsteps through Mobile Medical Vans (MMVs). The MMVs offer free consultation and medicines from qualified doctors. During 2017-18, HPCL operated 18 MMVs in the remote and backward villages and urban communities of 10 states/Union Territories.

Source: News Bharti


  • The company has been successful in meeting the basic medical needs of the remote people residing in remote rural areas.
  • The project has been able to reach the backward villages as well as urban communities.

Brief about the Company

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) is an Indian state-owned oil and natural gas company with its headquarters in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It has about 25% market-share in India among public-sector companies (PSUs) and a strong marketing infrastructure. More about Hindustan Petroleum Corporation’s CSR portfolio.

6. Cipla Limited

Name of the Project: Comprehensive Healthcare Initiatives

Location: Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Delhi, Sikkim

The total expenditure of the Project: INR 15.04 Cr.

Total amount outlay in Healthcare: INR 21.54 Cr.

Total Prescribed CSR 2017-18: INR 31.05 Cr.

About the Project

The company has undertaken various healthcare initiatives to provide medical services to the people.

The 'Doorstep Health Services' has brought primary healthcare services within the reach of communities through mobile health vans. It includes free services of diagnostics, counselling, awareness and follow-up services. Its maternal health services have helped in strengthening the primary healthcare services focusing on improving maternal health outcomes in seven municipal corporations in Mumbai. Its other initiatives include training to nurses and primary care physicians for the timely diagnosis of hepatitis and a help desk for eye care in Mumbai.

Source: Cipla Limited


  • The free diagnostic has helped the people to get better access to healthcare services.
  • The initiatives have helped in improving maternal health status in and around Mumbai

Brief about the Company

Cipla Limited is an Indian multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology company, headquartered in Mumbai, India. It primarily develops medicines to treat respiratory, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, diabetes, weight control and depression; other medical conditions. More about Cipla’s CSR portfolio.

7. Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited

Name of the Project: REACH- Paediatric Healthcare Program

Location: Gujarat

The total expenditure of the Project: INR 14.08 Cr.

Total amount outlay in Healthcare: INR 20.25 Cr.

Total Prescribed CSR 2017-18: INR 27.68 Cr.

About the Project

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited and Torrent Power Limited jointly initiated a Child Centric Health Care Program - REACH – Reach EAch CHild under the aegis of the Tornascent Care Institute. The program encompasses three major pillars, SHAISHAV for Grass root intervention, JATAN for greenfield action and  MUSKAN for other allied initiatives.

Source: Torrent Pharma Limited


  • Under SHAISHAAV, 226 paediatric camps for more than 51000 under-deserved children have been covered.
  • Under JATAN, quite a number of children are supported by providing basic medical support. Treatment by paediatricians and doctors are provided along with medicines and basic laboratory tests free of cost.
  • Under MUSKAAN, counselling and support are provided to adolescent girls and it has been able to reach more than 400 adolescent girls in 70 villages.

Brief about the Company

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. is the flagship company of the Torrent Group.Torrent Pharma is active in the therapeutic areas of Cardiovascular (CV), the central nervous system (CNS), gastrointestinal, diabetology, anti-infective and pain management segments. It has also forayed into the therapeutic segments of nephrology and oncology while also strengthening its focus on gynaecology and pediatric segments. More about Torrent Pharmaceuticals’ CSR portfolio.

8. Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited

Name of the Project: Bright Smiles, Bright Futures

Location:  PAN- India

The total expenditure of the Project: INR 12.05 Cr.

Total amount outlay in Healthcare: INR 13.67 Cr.

Total Prescribed CSR 2017-18: INR 16.67 Cr.

About the Project

Colgate is committed to improving children's oral care and through one of its Flagship initiative Bright Smiles, Bright Future, has tried to make an impact in the oral healthcare system in India.

The initiative aims to spread awareness among children about correct oral habits, basic hygiene and diet, to reduce the prevalence of dental caries. The company has been delivering oral health education to children by reaching out to influencers – like school teachers and the Anganwadi workers in the community to promote preventive oral care education. Children between the age group of 6 to 14 years studying in primary schools are taught good oral hygiene habits, the right techniques of brushing with the use of a tooth model and a toothbrush, and the importance of brushing at night through an interactive module where the importance of a good mouth cleaning regimen is strongly instilled in them. At the end of the program, each child is given a ‘Dental Health Pack' consisting of a toothpaste and a basic toothbrush, along with attractive charts depicting valuable oral care information in order to encourage these children to brush twice a day and take care of their oral care hygiene. A chart containing oral care information is left in each classroom as a reminder to the children, and for the teachers to reiterate the oral care message. School teachers are trained and provided with a ‘Teacher's Guide' to help them instill good oral care habits on an on-going basis.

Source: Colgate Palmolive (India) Limited


  • The program has reached 9.5 million children across the country in the financial year.
  • The outreach through schools and teachers has helped in reaching a large number of target audience.

Brief about the Company

Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited is India's leading provider of worldwide consumer products company focused on the production, distribution and provision of household, health care and personal care products. The range includes toothpaste, tooth-powder, toothbrushes and mouthwashes under the Colgate brand as well as a specialized range of dental therapies under the banner of Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals. More about Colgate Palmolive’s CSR portfolio.

9. GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Limited    

Name of the Project: Eliminating Lymphatic Filariasis

Location: Pan- India

The total expenditure of the Project: INR 9.95 Cr.

Total amount outlay in Healthcare: INR 20.14 Cr.

Total Prescribed CSR 2017-18: INR 19.81 Cr.

About the Project

The Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GAELF) has been created to eliminate one of the world's leading causes of disability and disfigurement as a public health problem by the year 2020. An estimated 120 million people suffer from the disease, and nearly one billion are at risk of infection. The project has involved National Ministries of Health of the endemic countries. Initiated by the World Health Company (WHO) and GlaxoSmithKline in 1998, the Global Alliance has evolved into a global partnership between international companys in the public and private sectors, academia and non-governmental companys working in partnership with ministries of health in tropical countries where lymphatic filariasis (LF) is endemic.

Source: GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Limited  


  • The mission to eliminate Lymphatic Filaria along with the World Health Company has helped in spreading large-scale awareness.
  • The initiative has benefited such people who otherwise could not get access to medication related to the disease.
  • The subsidized medicines have helped in reducing difficulties of the patients to a certain level.

Brief about the Company

GSK Consumer Healthcare Ltd is a science-led global healthcare company with a mission to help people to do more, feel better, live longer. The vaccines, medicines and consumer healthcare products they research and develop helps in improving people's health and well-being, ultimately helping them to live life to its fullest and contribute to the prosperity of their communities. GSK Consumer Healthcare Ltd is an associate of GlaxoSmithKline Plc. of U.K, one of world's largest consumer healthcare companies. More about GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare’s CSR portfolio.

10. Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Limited

Name of the Project: Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)

Location: Maharashtra, Jharkhand

The total expenditure of the Project: INR 9.34 Cr.

Total amount outlay in Healthcare: INR 9.6 Cr.

Total Prescribed CSR 2017-18: INR 22.98 Cr.

About the Project

A system strengthening program to build the capacity of frontline workers to deliver effective services for children, pregnant mothers, lactating mothers and adolescent girls in the community,  ECCE has covered programs for children from prenatal to six years of age, catering to their needs in all domains of development i.e. physical, motor, language, cognitive, socio-emotional, and creative and aesthetic appreciation, while ensuring synergy with health and nutrition.

This program has been delivered through Anganwadi centres (courtyard centres), run as part of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) by the Ministry of Women and Child Development. The Company has implemented this program in partnership with the Department of Women and Child Development (WCD), District Administration in Palghar District of Maharashtra and Bokaro District of Jharkhand in 2017-18.

Source: DHFL


  • The program covered 1886 Anganwadis in Palghar, Vasai. Dahanu and Talasari Talukas of Palghar District and 465 Anganwadis in Bokaro District.
  • It has reached out to over 1,20,000+ children and mothers in both the states.

Brief about the Company

Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd. (DHFL) is a deposit-taking housing finance company, headquartered in Mumbai with branches in major cities across India. It was established to enable access to affordable housing finance to the lower and middle-income groups in semi-urban and rural parts of India. More about Dewan Housing Finance Corporation’s CSR portfolio.

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