Indo-UK Institute of Health commences devpt of Medicity

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 20 Dec 2017 09:06:38


Staff Reporter,

The Medicity in MIHAN-SEZ is the first among 11 such projects to be developed across the country by IUIH

The Nagpur Medicity to be ready with a 250-bed
hospital by 2019


Indo-UK Institute of Health (IUIH), one of the world’s largest healthcare projects with an investment of Rs 17,600 crore in India, commenced development of its Medicity in Multimodal International Hub and Airport at Nagpur (MIHAN)-Special Economic Zone (SEZ) here on Tuesday.

The Medicity coming up in MIHAN-SEZ is the first of 11 Medicities to be developed by IUIH in 11 Indian states. In August earlier this year, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had unveiled the foundation stone for the Nagpur Medicity. Suresh Kakani, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC), performed bhoomipujan of IUIH Medicity in MIHAN-SEZ on Tuesday. Pardeep Sood, Vice-President (Infrastructure), IUIH; and Dr Rajdeep Singh Chhina, Chief Operations Officer, IUIH, also were present prominently on the occasion.

IUIH Medicity Nagpur is proposed to be the central logistics hub of supply chain for all 11 IUIH Medicities in India. “We are in talks with 40 NASDAQ listed companies that are our partners in this project. IUIH Medicity Nagpur will become the manufacturing site for medical equipment as well, in accordance with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ programme,” said Vinay Singhal, Board Member, IUIH. Centres of Excellence for cutting-edge medical research are proposed to be set up in IUIH Medicity Nagpur and the focus shall be on clinical research analysing the patient data, genetics and stem cells.

According to Suresh Kakani, “We have 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 in our premises such that the travel time is curtailed. Technical teams are interacting on regular basis to speed up the work.”

Dr Ajay Rajan Gupta, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of IUIH said, “The first phase of Medicity was slated to come up in three years. However, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis want this to be fast tracked, we shall be ready with a 250-bed hospital by 2019 itself.”

Krupal Tumane, Member of Parliament from Ramtek, hoped that when all three phases of IUIH Medicity Nagpur were complete within 12 years, direct and indirect employment for 2,00,000 people would be generated. According to Dr Rajdeep Singh Chhina, IUIH has tied up with IT majors for big data analytics.

“Our e-Health and m-Health platforms, to be ready in the first phase itself, will facilitate exchange of patients’ medical records electronically using telemedicine, tele-radiology and tele-pathology for diagnostics etc. IUIH believes in covering the last mile across the neighbouring villages and taking healthcare services down to patient’s doorstep,” he said.

Pardeep Sood thanked State Government, especially MADC, for ‘phenomenal support’. Dr Ajay Rajan Gupta said that IUIH Medicity Nagpur intended to outscore domestic competition by offering procedures at 30 per cent less than the prevailing rates. “NHS standard healthcare at lower price points will be our winning formula to tap the medical tourism business potential,” he added.
About IUIH Medicity Nagpur

Being built in association with King’s College Hospital, London, with an investment outlay of Rs 1,600 crore, IUIH Medicity Nagpur has been designed by IBI Group.

The firm Cushman & Wakefield has been appointed as project manager and Larsen & Toubro shall carry out its development. KPMG has been appointed as tax advisor and auditor and Ernst & Young is programme assurance partner.
Once ready, IUIH Medicity Hospital shall support all major Government health schemes like Central Government Health Scheme, Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana etc.
IUIH Medicity Nagpur shall have seven distinct yet connected zones.

Healthcare Delivery Zone will house a 1,000-bed NHS branded hospital.
Education and Training Zone will have medical college, nursing college, post-graduate college etc. The nursing college will be affiliated to Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, King’s College Hospital, London, and shall train 200 nurses every year.

The medical college shall be affiliated to one of the top British universities and shall train 100 doctors every year.
Commercial Zone will have a hospital hotel to facilitate patients and those accompanying them, nursery, wellness centre, retail area etc.

The Administration Zone, besides the office area, will have house transport facilities and a helipad for air ambulance.
Medical and Technology Zone will accommodate medical device/equipment manufacturers, pharmaceutical production and healthcare technology companies including IT service providers.
Research & Development Zone will incubate healthcare start-ups and have centres for big data analytics as well as medical supplies development.