Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) on Monday donated a 32-slice computed tomography (CT) machine costing around ₹ 1.76 crore to the Shri Atal Behari Vajapayee Medical College and Research Institute (SABVMC & RI), Bengaluru, as part of its sustained corporate social responsibility activities.

According to a statement from HAL, a “memorandum of understanding” has been signed between HAL represented by Ch. Venkateswara Rao, General Manager (HR-CSR & FM) and SABVMC and RI, represented by Dr. Manoj Kumar, Director cum Dean, in the presence of Rajender Kumar Kataria, Principal Secretary, Horticulture and Sericulture Department, R. Madhavan, CMD, HAL, Alok Verma, Director (RH) -HAL, and others. Such medical help is the need of the hour and will be helpful in diagnosing patients, including those with COVID-19, Madhavan said.

Mr. Kataria said the HAL’s contribution to SABVMC and RI was a noble gesture that will improve the quality of medical services provided by the hospital.

SABVMC and RI presented a “letter of appreciation” to HAL on the occasion, the statement said.