Bangalore, India - December 10, 2010: Wipro Infotech, the India, Middle East and Africa, IT Business of Wipro Ltd, and a leading provider of IT and business transformation services announced today, that it has been awarded a 5-year IT outsourcing contract by Vasan Eye Care - one of India's largest network of eye care centres and a unit of Vasan Healthcare Group. As part of this contract, Vasan Eye Care will outsource its entire IT Infrastructure to Wipro, for monitoring and management for duration of 5 years.
The scope of service includes entire IT Infrastructure management encompassing the complete gamut of Datacenter Management and End User Support Services. Vasan’s network of hospitals comprises close to 75 independent hospitals, distributed across 4 southern states of India, and caters to 5 million patients a year.
Endorsing the choice of Wipro as it’s trusted IT partner, Dr. A. M. Arun, Chairman & Managing Director, Vasan Eye Care said, “Vasan has come a long way and today is synonymous with world-class eye care and expertise. We are happy to be associated with Wipro and trust Wipro to help us in our mission to create a world-class service system by implementing world-class technologies, and thereby achieve our vision of becoming the world’s largest eye care provider.”
Dr. K Premraj , Chief Mentor, Vasan Eye Care said, “Vasan Eye Care has proved to be a successful model in offering standardized, high-quality, Eye Care in India. We were on the look out for an IT partner who would be able to provide end-to-end IT services, as well as live up to the high standards we have set for ourselves in the healthcare space. With Wipro on board, we are now free to concentrate on our core competency of offering quality eye care to patients across India.”
Mr. Kiran Desai, Vice President & Business Head – Managed IT Services, Wipro - India, Middle East & Africa said "We are delighted to be awarded this contract by a premier Eye Care Group like Vasan. We are confident, that with our expertise and experience in managing IT Infrastructure and applications, we would help deliver superior service to customers of Vasan Eyecare.
Wipro was selected for the engagement from among several domestic and international IT players.
About Vasan Eye Care
Vasan Eye Care is a division of Vasan Healthcare Private Limited. Headquartered at Tiruchirapally, it has grown consistently into one of the fastest growing healthcare delivery enterprises in India. Comprising a team of 500+ ophthalmologists - specialized in various fields of ophthalmology, and 3500 paramedical staff, Vasan Eye Care is regarded as a pioneer in delivering ophthalmic care, technology and innovation to over 3 million patients across South India. The Group has a network of over 60 hospitals spread across Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. Vasan aims to have 100 hospitals by 2011 making it the largest eye care provider in the world.
About Wipro Infotech
Wipro Infotech, a division of the US $6 billion Wipro Limited, provides enterprise customers with high value Information Technology Products, Software Services, Solutions and Consulting Services in India and the Middle East. Headquartered at Bangalore, Wipro Infotech serves customers in India through a network of 22 offices and 170 service locations across the country. It also has regional offices across the Middle East serving the region.
About Wipro Ltd
Wipro Limited provides comprehensive IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, IT enabled services, package implementation, software application development and maintenance, and research and development services to corporations globally. Wipro Limited is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified IT Services Company globally. In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services. In the Asia Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro also has profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. Wipro's ADSs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange - Mumbai, and the National Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit our websites at www.wipro.com and www.wiprocorporate.com.
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