An Indian-American couple have donated $1 million for the construction of outpatient facility providing service to cancer patients at the University of Arizona (UA).
The couple, Dr. Ram, an orthopedic surgeon and, Meera Krishna, made the donation in memory of Mandira Jalajakshi, Meera's sister, who was a physician practicing in England when she passed away in 2012.
The donation will be used for the construction of outpatient facility at St Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, UA Cancer Center donation. The five-story, 2,20,000 square-foot facility is currently under construction in downtown Phoenix and expected to open in a couple of months.
The outpatient facility would offer comprehensive cancer services including infusion, radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging, endoscopic radiology, a prevention center, clinical lab space and several specialized cancer clinics.
Ram said in a press statement, "I was very impressed with President Hart's vision, and we wanted to give back. Education and research in the medical field are very important to us."