Jamshedpur, Feb 12: Steel City’s healthcare scenario will receive a boost in the arm with Kantilal Gandhi Memorial Hospital (KGMH) reopening its doors to the citizens in a new avatar.
The hospital that has served the city for the past two decades, predominantly as an Eye and Women & Child Hospital, is going to tie-up with Kolkata’s Medica Super Specialty Hospital, one of the largest healthcare units in Eastern India. The collaboration promises to bring world-class healthcare at affordable prices in Jamshedpur.
Calcutta-based Medica Superspecialty Hospital, one of the largest healthcare units in eastern India, is eyeing health sector arena in Jharkhand in a big way.
The Medica Group has taken over maintenance and operations of Kantilal Gandhi Memorial Hospital (KGMH) at Bistupur following a MoU with Tata Steel and will re-launch it on February 14 has plans for similar taking over of existing healthcare units in all major cities of the state.
The group which spent around Rs 30 crore in renovation and upgrading of facilities at KGMH has already invested more than double the amount in renovation of a healthcare facility at Ranchi.
Medica Group chairman Alok Roy, addressing media today said that they have already invested Rs 70 crore in a superspecialty set up which would come up at Ranchi in April this year.
“We have tied up with Jain Society for a 302-bed superspecialty hospital which has been christened as Bhagwan Mahavir Medica Superspecialty Hospital spread in four acre of land which would be inaugurated in April at Booty More this year,” said Ray.
“We have our footprints in Assam, Bengal and North East and want to improve the healthcare facilities in Jharkhand. We have plans to invest Rs 460 crore in the next two years in healthcare sector in next two years,” added Alok Roy.
The group chairman reiterated that they would be providing facilities in all the seven specialties, available at their Calcutta unit at the newly opened units in Jharkhand.
“We would be providing specialized treatment in cardiac sciences, neurological diseases, orthopaedic sciences, kidney diseases, gastroenterology and GI surgery, ENT, breast diseases and critical care at all the healthcare centers. This apart we would be providing free ambulances services round the clock for patients and road mishap victims at our units in the state,” the group chairman said.
Meanwhile, KGMH medical director and eminent cardiologist N. K Das said that the renovated hospital will have fully equipped lab and six state-of-the-art OTs and 27-bed critical care unit.
“The hospital will provide specialized services in laparoscopic surgery, joint replacement, phaco surgery, neurosurgery and urosurgery,” said Das. Lt Gen (Retd) G Ramdas, Chief, Tata Main Hospital (TMH) was also present at the press meet.