The development curve of Nagpur is on an all time-time high. With many development projects already on its way, Nagpur is now set to become a hub for manufacturing medical equipment. The city has tied up with the Indo-UK Institute of Health (IUIH) 'Medicity' for the same and setting up the base in our very own MIHAN.
IUIH is slowly expanding all over the world by initiating tie-up plans with as many as 40 medical equipment manufacturers. In Nagpur, the medical giant has tied up with Larsen & Tubro and looking to invest Rs. 1,600 crores into the project. The designing of the project has been done by the noted IBI group and the project managers are Cushman and Wakefield.
Dr. Ajay Rajan Gupta, CEO of IUIH, said, "The first phase of Medicity was planned to come up in three years. However, as the prime minister and chief minister want this to be fast tracked; we shall be ready with a 250-bed hospital by 2019."
"We are also relying heavily on technology and have tied up with IT majors for big data analytics. Our e-Health and m-Health platforms will facilitate exchange of patient's medical records electronically using telemedicine, tele-radiology and tele-pathology," said the project coordinator, Dr. Rajdeep Chhina.
The Nagpur center of Medicity will be the logistics supply hub for all the 11 IUIH Medicities across India.
One of the board members, Vinay Singhal, said, "We are in talks with 40 NASDAQ listed companies, who are our partners in this project, and IUIH Medicity Nagpur will become the manufacturing site for medical equipment as well."
Managing director of Maharashtra Airport Development Corporation (MADC), Suresh Kakani, said, "We've been working very closely with IUIH team. Clearances that generally take longer are being fast-tracked for them. We have also offered them office space on rent on our premises."
The project is being implemented by a task force of both, India and UK. Government officials of both the countries are involved in the task force. The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) is being regularly updated about the six monthly meetings conducted by the Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Information source: timesofindia
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