The Burman family, promoters of Dabur India, has entered into a joint venture with the founders of UK-based HealthCare at Home, to expand the concept of home healthcare services in India.

The two partners said they will invest Rs 200 crore over the next 3-5 years to expand operations in India.

The Burmans will hold 65 per cent stake in the joint venture called HealthCare At Home India (HCAH), the balance will be held by Gareth Jones and Charles Walsh, the founders of Healthcare at Home.

Gaurav Burman said, “Healthcare is a sector in which we have heritage and great interest. It is a sector in which India is at its early stages of growth and we are keen to invest aggressively in this sector. We are investing with a long term view in this venture.”

HCAH India Chief Executive Officer Vivek Srivastava added, “After starting in Delhi/NCR region, we plan to expand to Chandigarh by next year. Chandigarh will serve as a hub for states such as Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. We will further look to expand in cities such as Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bangalore.”

HCAH India expects to be present across the country in the next two years. It will collaborate with corporate hospitals and doctors to offer critical healthcare services in oncology, pulmonology, post-operative care, critical care and palliative care to patients at their homes.

HealthCare at Home India Chairman Gareth Jones said that the company will be also interested in working with the public hospitals in the future. “We are introducing affordable and high quality at home healthcare services in the country. We spent the last one year studying the Indian market. We believe India is a challenging market but has huge potential,” he said.

The company is in the process of tying up with the key private hospitals in the NCR.