Widex India joins hands with BP Poddar Hospital

July 10th, 2008 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS  


Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) The city-based BP Poddar Hospital has joined hands with Widex India Pvt Ltd and inaugurated a state-of-the-art hearing and speech therapy centre, Senso Hearing Centre, here Thursday. Widex India is the Indian subsidiary of the Danish company Widex. Widex has 80 percent stake in the Indian unit and the rest is held by Widex India.

Widex India managing director T.S. Anand said: “We plan to invest around Rs.10 million this financial year to set up store-in-store ventures in India.”

“For this particular unit we have invested only Rs.600,000-Rs.700,000 for buying imported equipments,” he added.

This is the 26th venture of the company. It has centres in all metro cities of the country.

The company has 50 percent market share in digital hearing aid in India.

Widex India is in talks with two international companies - Cochlear Ltd of Australia and Med-el of Austria - to strike deals that could help Widex India guide patients for Cochlear implantations and enhance training and programming after the operation.

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