HEXEL, SSH tie up for quality accreditation

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Chennai, Oct 1 (UNI) Hexel Healthcare Consulting, a leading provider of comprehensive consultancy services for healthcare industry in India, today announced tie-up with Sonnenhof Swiss Health Limited (SSH) to provide quality accreditation to hospitals and healthcare institutions.

Under this joint venture, Hexel would adopt train-the-trainer approach and impart training to critical personnel of client's establishments and facilitate quality accreditation from Swiss Health.

Hexel CEO Ramamurthy told reporters ''India is in a transitional phase and is fast realizing the need for high quality healthcare services.

''With focus on expanding our domain expertise, we choose to partner with SSH which is a leading force in healthcare accreditation and process excellence.

''SSH's equal emphasis on process-maturity as well as hospitality is a reason for us to choose SSH as our business partner,'' he added SSH CEO Hobi Markus said the Indian healthcare industry had positioned itself as the most sought after destination for healthcare service in the world.

''Analysts expect the industry to grow to 60 billion US Dollar by 2010 with over one lakh "Medical Tourists" visiting India every year.

''This creates a huge opportunity and need for quality accreditation of hospitals, if India aims to be seen as a pioneer in providing latest and high quality medical treatment at affordable cost,'' he said.

''With this association SSH aims to reach out and intensify its business operations in India,'' he added.

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