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Medica eyes state health

Calcutta-based Medica Superspecialty Hospital is planning to invest in a number of healthcare units in Jharkhand, group chairman Alok Roy said at a news meet in Jamshedpur on Wednesday.

Medica Group, which took over maintenance and operation of Bistupur-based Kantilal Gandhi Memorial Hospital after signing an MoU with Tata Steel and will relaunch it on Friday, has already invested in the renovation of a health hub in Ranchi.

Roy said they had invested Rs 70 crore in revamping the hospital in Ranchi, which would be ready by April.

“We have tied up with Jain Society for a 302-bed hospital spread across four acres in the Jharkhand capital. Named Bhagwan Mahavir Medica Superspecialty Hospital, it will be inaugurated in April and have facilities of global standards that are available at our Calcutta unit,” said Roy.

The Ranchi facility would be Medica’s second footprint in Jharkhand after the 150-bed Bistupur hospital.

“We are exploring options for tie-ups with institutions in Dhanbad and Bokaro as well,” Roy said.

He added they had footprints in Assam, Bengal and North-east and wanted to improve medical facilities in Jharkhand. “We have plans to invest Rs 460 crore in the next two years in healthcare sector,” added Roy.

The group chairman reiterated that like their Calcutta hospital, all units in Jharkhand would boast facilities in all seven medical disciplines.

Medical director of Kantilal Gandhi Memorial Hospital and eminent cardiologist N.K. Das said the heal hub, which was renovated at a cost of Rs 30 crore, would boast a fully-equipped lab and six state-of-the-art operating theatres and a 27-bed critical care unit.

“The hospital will have specialised services in laparoscopic surgery, joint replacement, phaco surgery, neurosurgery and urosurgery,” he said.