Hyderabad, India, May 13, 2020

CGI has partnered with Bala Vikasa, a reputed community development organisation in the state of Telangana to donate medical equipment to Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad, India in their battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Telangana is one of the worst affected states in India, and the Telangana state government has converted the Gandhi Hospital in Secunderabad into a full-fledged facility to treat only COVID-19 patients. To help the hospital combat the pandemic, CGI is donating critical equipment such as continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), video laryngoscopes, and deep freezers that will aid the hospital in preparing for plasma therapy to deliver high-value critical care to COVID-19 patients.

“As part of supporting the communities where we live and work, CGI is privileged to be able to furnish our health workers with the necessary medical equipment that augments their efforts to provide the best possible care for patients during these unprecedented times.” said George Mattackal, President of Asia Pacific Global Delivery Centres of Excellence, CGI.

"Bala Vikasa is pleased to collaborate with CGI to provide essential medical equipment to Gandhi Hospital, Secunderabad, a designated COVID-19 hospital. The equipment donated by CGI will aid the government and the hospital to deliver effective treatment to COVID-19 patients. We thank CGI for their generous help to the government and the citizens of Telangana." said S. Shoury Reddy, Executive Director, Bala Vikasa Social Service Society

In India, CGI employs more than 14,000 consultants in Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, who provide global delivery support to clients around the globe.

About CGI

Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent IT and business consulting services firms in the world. With 78,000 consultants and other professionals across the globe, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from strategic IT and business consulting to systems integration, managed IT and business process services and intellectual property solutions. CGI works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a global delivery network that helps clients digitally transform their organizations and accelerate results. With Fiscal 2019 reported revenue of C$12.1 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Learn more at cgi.com

About Bala Vikasa Social Service Society

Bala Vikasa, one of the leading NGOs in South India is impacting the lives of over 5 million rural poor from around 6000 villages of 6 states in India through different community development projects in water, women, education, capacity building, agriculture, environment conservation and humanitarian sectors for more than 4 decades. The organization is sister concern of Canadian NGO SOPAR which was established during 1977. Bala Vikasa has been conducting series of capacity building programs to NGOs from over 80 countries since 18 years through Bala Vikasa People Development Center based at Warangal, Telangana. This makes Bala Vikasa a globally inspiring organization. Bala Vikasa established recently a new vertical Bala Vikasa International center (BVIC) in Hyderabad to promote business social responsibility and also to incubate Social startups. Learn more at http://www.sopar-balavikasa.org/

For more information:
Lindsay Ang
Director, Communications
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