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Friday , December 28 , 2012
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Hospital plan for Salt Lake

The Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals group will set up a 450-bedded multi-speciality hospital in Salt Lake’s Sector V. It is likely to start functioning from 2014.

“The hospital will have super-speciality units, including cardio-thoracic and nephrology. Construction will start next year and the hospital will be operational in 2014,” said Ashutosh Raghuvanshi, managing director, vice-chairman and group CEO, Narayana Hrudayalaya, which runs the RN Tagore Institute of Cardiac Sciences in Calcutta.

Around Rs 60 crore will be spent on setting up the hospital, which will come up adjacent to the 90-bedded eye hospital run by the group.

The new hospital will be part of the Bangalore-headquartered Narayana Hrudayalaya group’s larger plan to offer 23,000 beds across the country in five-seven years. However, most of the expansions will take place in Tier II and III towns.

The Salt Lake unit is being set up in collaboration with Rotary Club, which has provided the land.

The group is also setting up a 3,000-bedded health city in Siliguri, which will come up across three acres. “The speciality units in the health city will be located in separate buildings,” said a Narayana Hrudayalaya official.

The group on Wednesday announced a tie-up with Westbank Hospital. “Narayana Hrudayalaya will set up a cardio-thoracic unit at Westbank’s new hospital in Howrah’s Andul. The group will provide equipment and expertise for the cardiac care unit,” said Asish Chakraborty, the group executive director, Westbank Hospitals.

Westbank’s second hospital in Andul, which also has a oncology unit, has 220 beds.

Narayana Hrudayalaya has also tied up with the IQ group to set up a private medical college in Durgapur. Raghuvanshi said the outpatients’ department of the 700-bedded hospital will become operational by January.

“We have already applied to the Medical Council of India (MCI) for inspection,” he said.