MP Govt and GE Healthcare, Sanya Hospitals sign PPP deal

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Mumbai, Dec 23 (UNI) The Madhya Pradesh government, General Electric Healthcare (GE Healthcare) and Sanya Hospitals and Diagnostic Center have signed a Public Private Partnership (PPP) contract to provide quality healthcare services at affordable rates in the state.

Under the partnership, GE Healthcare will help set up an advanced, hi-tech diagnostic centre at the Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Medical College Hospital in Jabalpur. The center will be equipped with 16-slice computed tomography system (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system. Sanya Hospitals and Diagnostic center will provide the diagnostic imaging services.

Sanya Hospitals and Diagnostic Centre will invest Rs 80 million on equipment and in providing trained professionals including doctors, nurses and technicians to the medical college hospital for diagnostic imaging services using CT and MRI.

This is the first of its kind in the healthcare sector, a release said here today.

Sanya Hospitals and Diagnostic Centre Director Hiralal Gupta said ''This partnership will create a breakthrough by reducing costs for patients by approximately 30 per cent and by up to 50 per cent for below poverty line (BPL) patients.'' ''Our ambition is to take this model forward in the state as well as across the country, creating a wave of transformation in the Indian healthcare industry,'' V Raja, President and CEO of GE (Healthcare), was quoted as saying in the release.


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