14, Feb 2024
Bangalore, 14th February 2024: In line with its commitment to support the growing healthcare needs of the local communities, constructed Primary Health Centre (PHC), Byramangala in 2019, by Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), under its CSR initiative has been
acknowledged as one of the public healthcare facilities in Karnataka, in terms of quality standards by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt of India, New Delhi in January 2024.
The PHC located in Byramangala in Ramanagara District, underwent a rigorous quality evaluation and certification process under the National Quality Assurance Standards (NQAS) Program, scoring an impressive 90.08% during the assessment held from 8-9
November 2023. Initiated by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, the NQAS Program targets to improve services in India’s public health facilities, providing guidelines for district hospitals, community health centers, primary health centers, and urban primary health centers. This certification affirms that TKM’s initiative is aligned with the government’s focus in delivering excellent healthcare services to the local communities.
The six departments assessed under the NQAS framework include the Outpatient Department (OPD), Laboratory, Labour Room, Inpatient Department (IPD), National Health Program, and General Administration. The PHC in Byramangala, successfully met all criteria, showcasing its dedication to providing comprehensive and high-quality healthcare services.
The journey of this achievement dates to 2018 when TKM, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, undertook the task of building the Byramangala PHC. TKM constructed a modern 439 sq meter facility according to the Indian Public Health Standards (IPHS) guidelines. The newly built PHC was inaugurated on September 19, 2019, with state-of-the-art medical equipment and advanced healthcare facilities serving the surrounding rural population of over 20,000 people.
Mr. Vikram Gulati, Country Head and Executive Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Governance, at Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “At Toyota, we are deeply committed to making a meaningful contribution to the communities where we are present. Our belief in
healthcare as a fundamental human right fuels our dedication to supporting initiatives that foster improved health outcomes. The certification earned by the Byramangala Primary Health Centre (PHC) serves as a testament to our overarching aim of positively impacting the surrounding communities thereby leading to societal development. We are immensely proud to witness the recognition of the PHC for its outstanding healthcare standards, and it encourages us to persist in our unwavering commitment to usher in transformative changes and support the people residing in rural areas and the society at large.”
Toyota Kirloskar Motor continues its commitment to holistic societal development and looks forward to continuing its positive contributions to the well-being of the local communities. Some of the recent initiatives include a Community Health Centre in Bidadi, Karnataka with an exclusive oxygen-generating plant, that delivers specialized care. Additionally, school-based health and hygiene programs like ABCD, the installation of water purification units, and the Toyota Shaale Arogya Program, have significantly enhanced the health outcomes within the community. In the fiscal year 2022-23 alone, TKM made a positive impact on over 64,000 individuals, contributing to a cumulative outreach of more than 11,16,365 individuals.
15, Dec 2023
Bengaluru / India. TÜV SÜD, a leading certification, testing, auditing, inspection and training company and the wholly-owned subsidiary of TÜV SÜD Group, Germany, will inaugurate its new state-of-the-art facility ‘TÜV SÜD Bengaluru Campus’ for testing and certifying electrical and electronic products and Medical Devices to national and international standards in Bengaluru, India on the 15th December 2023.
‘TÜV SÜD Bengaluru Campus’ will be inaugurated by, Guest of Honour Mr. Friedrich Birgelen, Deputy Consul General, German Consulate General, Bengaluru, and Dr. Johannes Bussmann, CEO & Chairman of the Board of Management, TÜV SÜD.
Spanning across 3 acres and comprising 70,000 sq. feet in Phase 1, ‘Bengaluru Campus’, this integrated office, training centre and laboratory is located in KIADB Hitech Defence and Aerospace Park, Devanahalli, Bengaluru and is TÜV SÜD’s second lab facility in Bengaluru; the first one being the Food Analytical, Chemical & Microbiology laboratory in Peenya Industrial Estate. This facility is designed and utilises latest technology and building materials to be energy efficient, sustainable and has incorporated workspace design to enhance employee collaboration and wellbeing.
‘TÜV SÜD Bengaluru Campus’ will provide testing facility for luminaries, home appliances, Information Technology equipment, Telecommunications equipment, Automotive Electronics, Industrial Electronics, Machinery Equipment, Active Medical Devices, In Vitro Diagnostic Devices and Non-active Medical Devices and other electric components. The EMI/EMC and RF testing facilities are equipped to test products in the frequency range of up to 40Ghz, and equipped to accommodate larger products, with its 10m Semi-Anechoic chamber, designed with a 6 metre turn-table and payload provision of 6000 kg. The facility supports the proliferation of IoT through EMC, Wireless and Electric Safety labs as well as the rapid development of the Medical Device industry with its capabilities in biocompatibility and toxicology.
TÜV SÜD in India has been meeting the needs of testing, certification, auditing, inspection and training requirements of domestic and international markets for several years through its existing network of over 39 offices and testing facilities at Bengaluru, Ranipet, Gurugram, Mumbai, Tiruppur and Visakhapatnam.