Narayana Hrudalaya to set up Health Cities across the country

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Bangalore, Feb 6 (UNI) Super specialty Narayana Hrudalaya Hospital proposes to set up a 5000-bed Health City in every state capital in the country to ensure quality health care to working class and poor, Hospital Chairman Devi Shetty said today.

Talking to reporters here, he said that the project would be taken up soon in a phased manner beginning with building of 1000 bed Hospitals in each Capital cities across the country.

"We aim to reproduce the model of Narayana Health City initially in Kolkata, Jaipur, Ahemdabad, Raipur, Jamashedpur, Bhopal and New Delhi to provide an affordable health care in association with Biocon," he said.

Each of these health cities will have a 1000 bed health hospital besides 4000 beds for other specialities like cancer, women and children and neurology, he added.

He said that "these facilities are primarily developed for the working class and poor, who are otherwise availing medical facilities in overcrowded government hospitals in their regions." Cardio Vascular disease is a number one killer of modern society and heart is an important componant of the proposed health cities, he said.

"We want the state governments to provide health insurances and we will provide health care," he said.

The real problem in launching such a large scale project is how to execute them and not funds, he said adding that this would involve huge amount of investments and Narayana Hrudalaya is able to raise it.

AIG Investment and JP Morgan have recently joined the group as private investors to scale up the health city project nationally, he said.

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