The healthcare division of Reliance Foundation has been nominated for the TOI Social Impact Awards, 2014.
Through this division, Reliance Foundation provides affordable curative and preventive services under its varied programmes. It offers many health centres, mobile medical clinics, emergency ambulance services, health awareness, diagnostic and preventive camps.
It follows the vision of “Health for All”. The division initiated a Health Outreach Programme to extend primary healthcare to vulnerable sections of the society. The Foundations Drishti Programme has supported more than 13,000 cornea transplants while Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital & Research Centre provides a world-class healthcare facility.
Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre
Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre, situated in Mumbai, is a multi-specialty tertiary care hospital with 6 thrust areas – Cardiac Sciences, Nephro-Urology, Neuro Sciences, Oncology, Orthopaedics & Spine and Woman & Child Health. It has 345 beds and spans 8 lakh square feet. This technologically advanced institution aims to provide quality healthcare at affordable fees. Respect for Life is its motto.
Originally christened Sir Hurkisondas Nurrotumdas Hospital and Research Centre, it was founded in 1918 and was at the forefront of cutting-edge technology even then. Many noted freedom fighters -including Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel -politicians, philanthropists and doctors patronised the hospital. Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre carries forward this legacy of excellence in care and service to all.
TOI Social Impact Awards
These awards are aimed to encourage organizations aimed at social development. The entries were evaluated by a panel consisting of 20 experts that have 20 to 30 years of experience in the field. The seven criteria applied were scale of impact, replicability, sustainability, finances, people’s participation, innovativeness and promotion of equity.
Out of thousands of entries received from across the nation, 66 entities were selected in the first list. 44 of these were then shortlisted in the second and final rounds. The entities span government bodies, corporate houses and NGOs.
For the next stage, reporters from Times of India will visit the areas where these organizations have been working to assess their work and check how they positively impact lives. They will interact with locals, partners and others. Final winners will be announced after the report is prepared and the votes are counted.
The awards ceremony is scheduled in March at New Delhi. Three awards will be presented, one each for NGO, corporate and government entities in each sector. Reliance Foundation is nominated with 7 others in the health sector. The voting will close on 15th January, 2015.
Reliance Foundation was established in 2010. It aims towards sustainable growth in India. It provides an impetus to the varied philanthropic initiatives of Reliance Industries. The Foundation strives to provide basic needs and develop the vulnerable sections of India. The five core pillars of the foundation are Rural Transformation, Education, Health, Urban Renewal and Arts, Culture & Heritage. More than 4 million people come within its target audience.