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Indo UK Institute of Health set to start work on Amaravati healthcare project

Ch.R.S Sarma Vijayawada | Updated on January 09, 2018 Published on December 21, 2017

The Indo UK Institute of Health (IUIH), one of the world’s largest healthcare projects with an investment of Rs 17,600 crore in India, announced on Wednesday development work on the second of its 11 Medicities to come up in 11 states. Work at Amaravati, the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, is slated to begin soon, as IUIH is scheduled to get possession of allotted land from the Andhra Pradesh government anytime now, according to a press release.

It is being built in association with King’s College Hospital, London, with an investment outlay of Rs 1,600 crore. According to Ajay Rajan Gupta, the Group MD and CEO, IUIH, “We aim to start construction work immediately after we get possession of the allotted land from the state government. We have set an ambitious target of getting an IUIH clinic and diagnostic centre inaugurated by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Gandhi Jayanti next year. The 250-bed hospital, phase-1 of the plan, will be operational by 2020. By 2022, we intend to have the NHS branded 1,000-bed King’s College Hospital as well as the medical college up and running in Amaravati.”

Besides this, IUIH Medicity Amaravati will be the headquarters of all 11 IUIH Medicities in India. “We are in talks with 40 NASDAQ-listed companies, who are our partners in this project, and IUIH Medicity Amaravati will become the manufacturing site for medical equipment and implants in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Make in India programme,” said Vinay Singhal, Board Member.

Published on December 21, 2017
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