CM Fadnavis unveils foundation stone of IUIH Medicity

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 Aug 2017 09:17:07


Business Bureau,

IT WAS a memorable day and a historic one for the Nagpurians as Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra unveiled the foundation stone of the Indo UK Institute of Health (IUIH) Medicity on Sunday.

On the occasion, Fadnavis said, “This is indeed a historic moment as the first Medicity is being rolled out in MIHAN SEZ, Nagpur.” He said that the IUIH programme was included as a commercial announcement in the joint statement during Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi’s visit to the UK in November 2015. The announcement included the proposal for 11 new UK Indo Institutes for Health in India which, when fully implemented, would amount to investment in the region of Rs 17,600 crore into India’s healthcare system, accompanied by strategic clinical and training partnerships with the UK’s finest National Health Services (NHS) organisations, universities and private sector companies.

Fadnavis said that it was 20 years back when MIHAN was planned but could not be developed due to various reasons. But after the new Government was formed at the Centre and State the development of MIHAN got accelerated through the efforts of Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping. With the international airport and cargo hub being developed at Nagpur will be a place to leverage tourism and healthcare.

With medical expenses rising to alarming high levels the development of IUIH Medicity patients will be able to complete medical procedures by saving more than 50 per cent on expenses. Nagpur being the Tiger Capital and near to various national parks patients can also plan holidays and save lot of money. “By leveraging capacity, India can become a medical hub of the world,” he pointed out.

Once completed the campus will be providing direct and indirect employment to about 2 lakh people. The campus will be completed in three phases. The first phase of the hospital will consists of 250 beds which is slated to be completed by 2019, he added.

Dr Ajay Rajan Gupta, Group MD and CEO of Indo UK Institute of Health said, “The IUIH has a vision to provide integrated healthcare across India by partnering with global leaders in research, education, technology, manufacturing and healthcare delivery. One of the first IUIH Medicity at Nagpur is being developed in association with King’s College Hospital, London with an investment of Rs 1,600 crore.” Healthcare UK and Department for International Trade (DIT) India are supporting IUIH with its plans.

Jane Grady, Deputy Director, Trade, Economics and Prosperity, British High Commission, India said, “The UK National Health Service (NHS) is considered to be the best integrated healthcare system in the world. Through IUIH we are excited to bring to India, the UK’s expertise in training, innovation and delivery that make the NHS one of the world’s very best healthcare systems. This ambitious project will see NHS standards of care supporting the healthcare needs of people of Maharashtra. We hope that this collaboration will lead to closer working between our two countries in the healthcare sector.”

Dr Rajdeep Singh Chhina, Chief Operating Officer of IUIH proposed the vote of thanks.
Prominently present were Mark Hitchman, UK MD of Toshiba Medical, Anoop Kumar, Divisional Commissioner, Krupal Tumane, MP, Ajay Sancheti, MP, Nanda Jichkar, Mayor of NMC, Prakash Gajbhiye, MLC, Sudhakar Deshmukh, MLA, Dr Ashish Deshmukh, MLA, Suresh Kokani, VC & MD of MADC and others.