NHH plans low cost heart hospitals
NHH plans low cost heart hospitals

Bangalorebased Narayan Hrudayalaya Hospitals NHH which is setting up Rs 600 crore Health City here on Thursday announced that they plan to build lowcost heart hospitals across India with collective capacity of 30000 beds in the next 57 years time

The Group with 14 hospital having collective capacity of 6000 beds in seven states on Thursday commenced operations of its 300bed health care facility in eastern part of the city under the first phase of the Health City project with an investment of Rs 110 crore The remaining project is expected to be completed in next four years

quotIn India as many as 25 million people require heart surgeries every year but less than 01 million get operated uponquot chairman NHH Dr Devi Prasad Shetty one of the leading cardiac surgeons in the country said

quotWe are in the process of building lowcost heart hospitals across the country using prefabricated construction material We intend to have such hospitals in place with collective capacity of 30000 beds in the next 57 years This is in a bid to reduce the cost and make surgery affordablequot he said

Shetty explained that each such hospital would have 300 beds each which can be built with in six months with a cost of Rs 30 crore each

quotWe believe that the entire delivery concept of health care will undergo a dramatic change and India will become the first country in the world to dissociate health care from affluencequot he added

The NHH has already commenced nine such lowcost heart hospital projects One such project in Mysore with 300 bed capacity is likely to become operational in next 34 months

Talking about groups project in city NHH Managing Director VC amp Group CEO Ashutosh Raghuvanshi said that the Health City spread across 37 acre land in Rakhiyal area here will have 5000bed capacity in its various super speciality units besides a medical college nursing and paramedical educational institution

The hospitals will have facilities for cardiac surgery orthopedic cases neurosciences urology nephrology pediatrics and other advanced medical procedures Raghuvanshi said that there were also in talks for setting up similar health cities in other city of the country

The Group which has implemented micro health insurance for underprivileged people in Bangalore with a monthly premium of Rs 5 also hoped that Gujarat government would replicate their concept in the state for the benefit of the poor

Date : 04 May, 2012
Reference : http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/nhh-plans-low-cost-heart-hospitals/473316/

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