Narayana Hrudayalaya to set up health city in Ahmedabad

January 19th, 2009 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS  

Ahmedabad, Jan 19 (IANS) Narayana Hrudayalaya, one of the largest heart hospital chains in the country, signed an agreement with the Gujarat government to set up a 5,000-bed health city here, a statement issued here said Monday. According to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Narayana Hrudayalaya and the Gujarat government, the health city will come up on a 37-acre area in Monogram Mills in Bapunagar, Ahmedabad.

Under the agreement, Narayana Hrudayalaya Health City plans to invest Rs.4.8 billion and will begin operations with a 1,000-bed heart hospital.

This will be followed by cancer, kidney, neurosurgery and women & child welfare hospitals of 1,000-beds each in subsequent phases.

The facility would also include a nursing college and paramedical training centres to raise skilled manpower for this mega project.

“Solutions are not solutions until they are affordable. This health city will bring us a step closer to our vision of making world-class healthcare services and cutting-edge medical technologies available at affordable costs to the common man,” Devi Shetty, chairman Narayana Hrudayalaya, said in a statement.

“The project would also generate direct employment for 2,000 people and indirect employment for 5,000 more people in the state,” Shetty said.

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