In a recent press conference, Dr. Ajay Rajan Gupta, Group CEO and MD of IUIH [Indo UK Institute of Health] revealed that an ultra-modern campus in the heart of Nagpur is in its early stages and will change the medical tourism structure of the country. The campus will be spread over a land of more than 152 acres and will include a 1000-bed hospital, separate clinical, stencil and genetic research centers, hostel, water bodies, commercial areas, nursing college, medical college, diagnostic equipment manufacturing center, housing for staff members, a five star hotel, and various recreational areas/centers.
With an investment predicted to be in excess of Rs 1,600 Crore, the IUIH Medicity project will surely stamp Nagpur on the map alongside global medical tourism leaders and will give a much-needed boost to medical tourism in India.
With the second and third phase of the ambitious medicity project expected to be completed within the next 7 years, the first phase, that includes a 250-bed hospital construction, will be completed by the end of 2019. Two new medicities will also be launched this month, in Andhra Pradesh on 16th of August and in Hyderabad on 18th.
Due to the mammoth structure and close-knit working facilities of the medicity, better and affordable healthcare services will be available.
The planned commencement of the construction is pending subject to the sanctions of the authorities involved. Vinay Sehgal, a spokesperson of IUIH Medicity Nagpur, said that the construction of the project will begin as soon as December this year, the contact of which is given to L&T.
The project is approved and supported by Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and also by ‘Invest India’ which is promoted by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion and Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Although the project is completely commercial, some of the most reputed and well-established names in healthcare from around the world are being consulted, Jane Grady, Deputy Director, Trade, Economics and Prosperity, British High Commission revealed. She also said that by consulting the leaders of healthcare, they want to successfully bring their expertise to a city like Nagpur and provide better healthcare services to the patients.