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Narayana Hrudayalaya Health City, Jaipur

Bangaluru-based Narayana Hrudayalaya Private Limited is a health city in the pink city

Location: Pratap Nagar, Sangner.

When did construction start: May 2008.

Time of commissioning: March 2010.

Promoters: Narayana Hrudayalaya Private Limited.

Total number of beds: 1,000 beds.

Number of beds to be commissioned in first phase: 500 beds.

Budget (inclusive of cost of land, construction and equipment): Rs 100 crore.

Other hospitals of the group: Narayana Hrudayalaya Institute of Cardiac Sciences - Bangaluru, Narayana Hrudayalaya MS Ramaiah- Bangaluru, Narayana Hrudayalaya Diagnostics Centres - Bangaluru, Narayana Hrudayalaya Dental Clinic - Bangaluru, Narayana Hrudayalaya Malla Reddy health city - Hyderabad, Narayana Hrudayalaya Devraj URS Hospital - Kolar, Narayana Hrudayalaya Bramhananda Hospital - Jamshedpur, Narayana Hrudayalaya Health City - Ahmedabad, Narayana Hrudayalaya SDM Hospital- Dharward, Narayana Hrudayalaya Diagnostic Centres - Dharwad, Narayana Nethralaya - Bangaluru, Rabindranath Tagore Institute of Cardiac Science - Kolkata, Armenian Church Trauma Centre - Kolkata, Manjulaben Mehta Kidney Hospital - Kolkata, Rotary Narayana Nethralaya - Kolkata, Sparsh Hospital - Bangaluru, and Thrombosis Research Centre, Bangaluru.

Type of investment: Mix of debt and equity.

Corporate or trust hospital: Corporate hospital.

Single specialty or multi-specialty: Multi-specialty tertiary care hospital with primary focus on cardiac to cater to the high demand of standardised quality and affordable healthcare in the region.

Any subsidy taken from the Government and what is the arrangement with the Government against that: According to Lalith Sayani, CEO, Narayana Hrudayalaya, Jaipur, "The Government of Rajasthan has provided the land at subsidised rates as an incentive towards commitment to delivery of affordable healthcare."

Total area of the land: Five acres,

Total square feet area of the hospital: 18,500 square metres.

"We aim to reproduce the model of Narayana Health City in Kolkata, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Raipur, Jamshedpur, Bhopal and Delhi"

- Dr Devi Shetty
CMD
Narayana Health City

Why investing in Jaipur: The hospital is part of the group's plans of creating large health city in every state capital. Said Dr Devi Shetty, CMD, Narayana Health City, "We aim to reproduce the model of Narayana Health City in Kolkata, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Raipur, Jamshedpur, Bhopal and Delhi." Each of these health cities will have a 1,000-bed heart hospital and another 3,000-4,000 beds for other specialties like cancer, women and children, neurology etc. These facilities are primarily developed for the working class and poor people of the region who are otherwise availing medical facilities in over-crowded Government hospitals. Our experience at Narayana Health City at Bangaluru convinced us that a complex heart surgery can be done at a low cost and we can still remain financially viable," added Dr Shetty. "Growing demand for quality and affordable healthcare and with the Government's focus on financing healthcare delivery model for the masses and also, the fact that there is no hospital of this scale in Jaipur, we wanted to expand in Northern India," adds Sayani. The group has taken another 35-acre plot on the Ajmer Road to build a medical college.

About architecture: Contemporary architecture with vernacular designs to showcase regional attachment.

Vision: "Our vision is affordable quality healthcare to the masses worldwide and mission is our dream of making quality healthcare available to the masses worldwide. To make the dream a reality we commit ourselves to being a tertiary care referral centre for complex medical and surgical problems, developing a health city model, to be replicated nationally and internationally and excelling as an education, training and research centre in medical, paramedical and allied specialties," says Sayani.

USP of the project: Multi-specialty, quality and affordable healthcare.

Centrally air-conditioned: Yes.

About technology that is latest in the area: Telemedicine.

Environment-friendly measures: "Care has been taken at the architectural phases by using latest technology and environmental friendly designs to ensure to minimise the consumption of resources for running the hospital," says Sayani.

Number of clinicians and non-clinicians to be hired: For 500 beds, the total HR strength is 1,500, consisting of 100 doctors, 1,200 nurses / paramedical staff and 200 administrative staff.

Ways to market it: "In line with the vision of Narayana Hrudayalaya to reach out the masses, marketing efforts will be focused on community outreach programmes, rural health initiatives, involvement of primary healthcare centres, telemedicine setup and partnering with the Government for micro health insurance scheme," says Sayani.

Future plans of the hospital: Phase two of the project would make it 1,000 beds at a cost of Rs 250 crore.

rita.dutta@expressindia.com

 

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