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Global Hospital, Mumbai

Global Hospital is starting its first project in Western India

Location: Lower Parel, which is in central Mumbai.

When did construction start: July 2007.

Time of commissioning: December 2010.

Promoters: Dr K Ravindranath, Dr Amit Maydeo, Dr Prashant Rao, Dr Bharat Shah, Dr Pradeep Rao; Dr Sushil Shah and Ameera Shah (Metropolis).

Total number of beds: 425 beds.

Number of beds to be commissioned in first phase: 150 ward plus 50 ICU beds.

Budget (inclusive of cost of land, construction and equipment): Between Rs 175 crore to Rs 190 crore in the first phase.

Type of investment: Private equity plus bank loan.

Corporate or trust hospital: Corporate.

Other hospitals of the group: Chennai, Hyderabad (2), Bangaluru (4) and many outreach centres.

"Its location in midtown Mumbai makes it easily accessible via arterial roads, local and national railway as well as domestic and
international airports"

- Dr RV Karanjekar
CEO & Group Director
Global Hospital

Single speciality or multi-speciality: "It is a high-end multi super specialty hospital offering treatment for digestive and kidney diseases with focus on multi organ transplants like liver, heart, kidney, pancreas and lungs. There is not such dedicated hospital in the city as yet, based on the demand-supply gap analysis," says Dr RV Karanjekar, CEO & Group Director, Global Hospitals.

Any subsidy taken from the Government: The land has been given on lease by Maharashtra Government on a 99-year lease.

Total area of the land: Approximately 11,300 square metres.

Total square feet area of the hospital: Approximately 34,000 square metres.

About architecture: Local architect from Hyderabad, which will specially look in to green building aspects, great operation theatres and energy efficient building of more than 16 floors.

Reason for choosing Mumbai: "It is perfectly placed and well connected for state, national and international patients. There is an acute gap in the western region for high quality, end-to-end, affordable care in organ transplants, digestive and kidney diseases," says Dr Karanjekar.

Vision and mission: Intends to be high end super-specialty centre of excellence in digestive, liver, kidney, urological diseases, organ transplants, cardiology and orthopaedics as well as related oncology offering comprehensive, end-to-end therapeutic, surgical, diagnostic services, available under one roof. "It will be a unique project, a first-of-its-kind in Mumbai, with a stated mission statement to provide high quality, state-of-the-art care, making it the preferred national/international referral centre and an established brand name in its chosen sphere. Its location in midtown Mumbai makes it easily accessible via arterial roads, local and national railway as well as domestic and international airports," says Dr Karanjekar. "The promoters include highly qualified medical professionals who have been educated, trained and are attached to internationally reputed medical institutions/ hospitals in the US/ UK/ France/ Germany and within India. The combined skill sets of the promoters-cum-doctors cover the gamut of services required to offer complete solutions in the chosen specialties. As full timers, they will be bringing their own market share in their specialties to the hospital," says Dr Karanjekar.

USP of the project: Dedicated full-time consultants with proven track records of excellence and market dominance in their chosen fields of expertise.

Number of clinicians and non-clinicians to be hired: Over 150 clinicians, who will be a mix of full timers and part-timers. It would be manned by 600 to 650 administrative staff.

Centrally air-conditioned: Yes.

Environment-friendly measures: Energy efficient temperature control and lighting, alternative/re-cycled energy source used for hospital activities, integrated building management system, rain water harvesting and sewage water treatment plant.

Use of technology: "The hospital will be one of the most advanced hospitals in technology specially, when we will be starting with liver, pancreas, heart and lung transplants, the only of its kind in India. It will not only have all radiological and pathological modalities but also genetic study. The technology in GI endoscopy will on par with any of the world's latest and biggest," says Dr Karanjekar.

Use of IT: "Will run on a central platform HIS that connects it to the rest of the hospitals and outreach centres within the chain. This ensures seamless patient care delivery," says Dr Karanjekar.

Ways to market it: Powerful 'brand' consultants who are dedicated to the hospital and 'inclusive approach' to patient care which involves, educates and delivers healthcare in a humane way.

Future plans: Increase ease of access for patient by setting up feeder outreach centres and hospitals in other suburbs on Mumbai and to be the largest affordable chain in Mumbai, catering all strata of the society, to remain at the forefront of technology in the city imbibing newer trends and to become the first large brand beyond tertiary hospital in the next five years.

rita.dutta@expressindia.com

 

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