Foundation laid for Indo-UK Institute of Health in AP
Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu laid the foundation stone of the Indo-UK Institute of Health (IUIH) Medicity.
The facility is being developed in association with King's College Hospital, London, with an investment outlay of Rs 1,600 crore.
The announcement included the proposal for 11 new Indo-UK Institutes for Health in India which, when fully implemented, would amount to an investment in the region of Rs 17,600 crore into India's healthcare system, accompanied by strategic, clinical and training partnerships with Britain's finest NHS organizations, universities and private sector companies.
IUIH programme, led by Dr. Ajay Rajan Gupta, Group MD and CEO, aims to deliver this vision by developing IUIH Medicities and IUIH Clinics across India.
Each Medicity is planned to include a 1,000-bed hospital in close partnership with one of Britain's leading NHS hospitals.
'IUIH has the vision to provide integrated healthcare across India by partnering with global leaders' in research, education, technology, manufacturing, and healthcare delivery,' said Gupta.
Healthcare UK and the Department for International Trade (DIT) India are supporting IUIH with its plans.
'This ambitious project will see NHS standards of care supporting the healthcare needs of the people of Andhra Pradesh. We hope that this collaboration will lead to closer working between our two countries in the healthcare sector,' said Jane Grady, Deputy Director, Trade, Economics and Prosperity, British High Commission, India.
The project is supported by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Invest India, which is the national investment promotion and facilitation agency for India promoted by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry.