Kolkata, Oct 26: Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals has approached the West Bengal government for 10 acres of land in Rajarhat for setting up a medical and para-medical institute at a cost of Rs 150 crore.
The institute would provide medical training to the human resource available in the state and carry on research in the medical field, V. Satyanarayana Reddy CEO Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, said here last evening.
''We are waiting for the government to identify and hand over a site for the project so that we can start work. The project will be completed within a year of getting the land,'' Mr Reddy said.
Meanwhile, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital has intiated expansion work at its existing facility at the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass over three acre of adjacent land, Mr Reddy said.
Around Rs 50 crore would be spent for the expansion. The day cure surgery units and alternative medicare units would be housed in the new facility spread over 72,000 square feet area, he said.
The group operating 32 hospitals, mostly in the southern states, also plans to open a hospital in Mumbai and Bhubaneswar, the executive said.
The group having a hospital at Dhaka (Bangladesh) is in talks with the Bhutan and Myanmar governments for setting up hospitals in those regions, he informed.
The Rs 1,000 crore group is eyeing a 35 per cent growth in the current fiscal, Mr Reddy said while speaking at the inauguration of an ayurvedic clinic here within the hospital premises.
The clinic would be run by The Kerala Ayurvedic Health Spa, a unit of Kerala Vaidyashala (I) Pvt Ltd.
''We have put importance on the necessity of integrated approach to medicine and the clinic will help in restoring the natural balanced state of the human body by detoxifying or removing accumulated harmful chemicals,'' Dr V R Ramanan, director, medical services, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, said.
The cost of the treatment would start from Rs 500.