Our interventions in the medical field range from supporting institutions in performing cutting-edge research to enabling every section of society with information on better health practices. On the institutional front, this means assisting the Tata Translational Cancer Research Center at the Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata, in creating a better future for patients with cancer in India. TCS’ aim is to develop personalized treatments, diagnostics, and monitoring tools for these patients. Since November 2016, TCS has also been providing IT support to the National Oncology Digital Nerve Center. Key services include instant messaging support, telemedicine, and virtual follow-ups. TCS also provides a fully-integrated hospital management system free of cost to the Cancer Research Institute at Chennai.
In the past, TCS set up sanitation facilities at public schools as part of the Government of India’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. In FY17, an awareness and behavior change campaign was implemented at several locations as part of our continued support to the program. This meant promoting healthy sanitation habits among students through role play, and workshops. TCS also offers pro bono IT services to social organizations such as Operation Smile, Mumbai Mobile Crèches, the Center for Social Action, and the Impact India Foundation, designing simple and user-friendly systems.