The Companies Act 2013 mandating CSR for companies in India paves the way for collaboration between companies and social organizations like Lions Clubs. A shared vision has helped BEL, Bangalore, one of India’s leading Public Sector Companies and Lions District 317C to partner successfully and construct a much needed Burns Ward at the Udipi District Government Hospital.
BEL is highly involved in the planning and execution of the Burns Center Project, from constructing the building to providing the necessary infrastructure and equipment for the Center to be fully functional. The 4000 sq. ft. Burns Ward is now being constructed under the supervision of BEL engineers. Rs. 75 lakh is required to complete the project of which BEL is donating Rs. 50 lakhs for construction, purchase of equipment and facilities. The project is expected to be completed in March 2015.
The Lions BEL Burns Ward will provide patients and their families much needed support and quality treatment for free. The center will also provide employment for several people - a true tribute to community service.