Fortis to set up cardiac centre in Dehradun

PTI New Delhi | Updated on March 08, 2011

Fortis Healthcare plans to set up a cardiac centre at Dehradun under Public Private Partnership model with the Uttarakhand Government at an investment of Rs 10 crore.

The facility at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya (Coronation) Hospital would be the first comprehensive cardiac care facility in Dehradun, and will be operational by November 2011, Fortis Healthcare said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange.

“We are pleased to join hands with the Government of Uttarakhand and look forward to serving the people of the state in our distinctive patient centric manner,” the Fortis Healthcare Regional Director, Mr Ashish Bhatia, said.

Under the terms of agreement, Fortis will invest in infrastructure and technology as the hospital building is already provided. The initial phase of contract will be for a period of 10 years, the company added.

Commenting on the occasion, the Government of Uttarakhand DG Health Services, Ms Asha Mathur, said: “We are confident that the people of Dehradun will benefit immensely and...will improve the healthcare ecosystem in the city.’’

The proposed facility will have cardiac care unit, cath lab, cardiac OT, non-invasive diagnostic lab and intensive care unit for the cardiac surgery, Fortis said.

“The addition of this facility takes the Fortis’ network to a total of 55 hospitals with over 8,000 beds across the country,” it added.

Meanwhile, the company shares were today trading at Rs 152.35 in the afternoon trade on the Bombay Stock Exchange, up 0.59 per cent from its previous close.

Published on March 08, 2011

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