Bruce Cleaver, CEO of De Beers Group
De Beers Group has set aside US$250,000 to support Kiran Hospital in India’s diamond capital of Surat. The fund is aimed at helping the facility provide accessible and high-quality healthcare services to patients.
According to the company, the donation reflects its commitment to help create a sustainable future for the communities it operates in and leave a positive legacy that lasts beyond diamonds.
Opened in 2017, Super Specialty Kiran Hospital is a not-for-profit facility that provides a comprehensive range of health and medical services, treating patients from all sections of society and from across the state of Gujarat, as well as India more broadly.
De Beers’ donation complements the donations and support of many other diamond businesses from across India that have played a major role in establishing and supporting the facility.
Presenting the cheque at the hospital, Bruce Cleaver, CEO of De Beers Group, said, “I’m delighted to make this donation on behalf of De Beers Group to Kiran Hospital, a very meaningful and tangible example of the good that diamonds do. At De Beers, we are committed to finding ways to work with the societies and communities where we operate. Offering support that helps people lead healthy lives is one of the greatest legacies the diamond industry can offer.”
Laljibhai Patel, trustee and founding member of Kiran Hospital, and chairman of Dharmanandan Diamonds, commented, “We thank De Beers for this donation, which will support us in continuing to provide high quality care and facilities to our patients. The diamond industry has benefited greatly from Surat and its people. This donation, along with the support of many diamond businesses throughout India, is just one example of ensuring Surat, and the broader India population, also benefits from the diamond industry.”