TTD inks pact with Tata Trust for world class cancer hospital in Tirupati

The temple management of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) has signed an MoU with Tata Trust to set up world class State of Art Cancer Hospital in Tirupati.
TTD inks pact with Tata Trust for world class cancer hospital in Tirupati
TTD Executive Officer Dr D Sambasiva Rao


Executive Officer Dr D Sambasiva Rao and Tata Trusts Managing Director  R Venkataramanan have formally signed the documents in Ranganayakula Mandapam in Tirumala in the presence of Natarajan Chandrasekharan , Chairman of Tata Group and Mr RK Krishna Kumar, Trustee of Tata Trusts. The TTD EO said, “With a noble intention the state government has intended to make Tirupati a medical hub.
Aravind Eye Hospital has come forward to set up a hospital with world class standards. In another 15 days, construction works of the hospital will commence. Now the Tata Trust has come forward to set a state of art cancer hospital to provide good services to the needy. The hospital will be ready in the next couple of years. 
Already for the past one and a half years, TCS have provided enhanced IT services in darshan, accommodation and laddus, with transparency to multitude of visiting pilgrims in Tirumala and Tirupati. Now they will be offering best medical services to cancer patients soon, “ Rao maintained. The managing Trustee of Tata Trusts Venkataramanan said, “We are delighted to sign the MoU with TTD to set up this hospital in Tirupati. 
The hospital will completed in 18-24 months. Our aim is to provide affordable and equitable high quality cancer care to the masses, he added. Chairman of Tata Group, Mr Chandrasekharan and Trustee of Tata Trust Krishna Kumar have shared their joy in this venture. Meanwhile, TTD has leased out 25 acres of land near SV Vedic Varsity in Tirupati to Tata Trusts towards construction of the hospital. The total cost of the project is Rs 140 crore. 
A major contribution of Rs 100 crore will be borne by Tata Trust and the remaining amount will be met out from donors. Nitin Gadkari offers prayers Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, accompanied by family members, offered prayers to Lord Venkateswara during Ni japada Seva on Friday. 
He was given a warm welcome and inside the sanctum sanctorum, priests of Tirumala temple explained to the Minister about the significance of Lord and the jewels adorned to the presiding deity. Mr Gadkari spent few minutes praying before the presiding deity of Lord Venkateswara and later reached Ranganayakula Mandapam where he was accorded Vedasirvachan am by temple priests.

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