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Fortis Healthcare plans for Fortis Hospital Seshadripuram in Bengaluru

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Unveils new logo of the hospital

 

Fortis Healthcare, the second largest healthcare chain in India that recently acquired a majority stake in erstwhile Apollo RM Hospital today shared its plans for repositioning the hospital as a complete multi-specialty neighbourhood healthcare facility providing medical care at secondary level. The hospital has been rechristened as Fortis Hospital, Seshadripuram. Consequently, the range and quality of healthcare services at the hospital will be enhanced over a period of time.

Mr. Shivinder Mohan Singh, Managing Director, Fortis Healthcare also unveiled the hospital’s new logo. Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Singh said, “Karnataka is very important for us in deepening our presence in the south. We are delighted to be in the high tech city of Bangalore with our first project in the state. This takes us a step closer to becoming a national player and in realizing our vision of bringing the Fortis quality of healthcare to the people of India. We shall continue to expand our presence in south.”

Fortis is committed to use its experience and expertise to upgrade and expand the range and quality of services being provided at Fortis Hospital Seshadripuram and also expand the bed capacity to 200 over time. Fortis Hospital, Seshadripuram will meet every aspect of common man’s day to day healthcare needs. In line with its patient centric approach, Fortis plans to introduce Home Care services wherein basic medical services shall be provided right at the patient’s doorstep. Besides, the hospital shall tie up with prominent medical experts of the city in different specialties for rendering OPD and IPD services.

The hospital will also upgrade the existing medical program and introduce new specialties while continuing to provide high end advanced medical care in Renal Sciences. The range of multi specialty services available at the hospital includes General Surgery, Orthopedics and Trauma, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry, General Medicine, Pediatrics amongst others. The hospital will also be equipped to offer high end Emergency Care to ensure that patients are attended to within the shortest possible time.

The hospital shall be fully equipped to provide comprehensive diagnostics services as per well established Fortis standards. It will also provide Executive Health Checks and pre-employment checks for Corporates and offer a screening process for Cardiac, Diabetes, Cancer and Renal problems.

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Prof. Colin McGuckin Is Cryo-Save Group’s New Scientific Director

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Cryo-Save Group, Europe’s Largest Adult Stem Cell Banking Company announced the appointment of its new Scientific Director, Professor Colin McGuckin. In his new role, Professor McGuckin will be responsible for integrating new scientific technologies and keeping Cryo-Save’s storage services at the leading edge.

Professor McGuckin has made several advancements in stem cells including the creation of a “mini liver” from the umbilical cord blood, nervous tissues and blood vessels from cord blood cells as well as “pancreatic islets” – a major producer of insulin for treating diabetes amongst others.

Armed with 20 years of experience in stem cells, Professor McGuckin is an opinion leader who has been called upon by governments and hospitals around the world. He is also President of the Novus Sanguis Consortium, which brings together leading adult stem cell researchers and clinicians from across the world to work on specific diseases of the human condition, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and organ degeneration.

Professor McGuckin stated, “My vocation is to treat patients with umbilical cord blood and I believe Cryo-Save, with their innovative and responsible program for storing cord blood will help achieve this goal faster, for more patients on an international scale.”

Rob Koremans, CEO, Cryo-Save said, “Prof. McGuckin’s recruitment is an auxiliary step in our efforts to put Cryo-Save at the forefront of the global stem cell market place. Gaining such tremendous scientific know how will help sustain financial security and contributions to patients”.


Fortis Healthcare strengthens presence in South by entering Karnataka

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In tune with its strategy to expand its network rapidly and to strengthen its presence in Southern India, Fortis Healthcare Limited (“Fortis”), one of India’s leading private chain of hospitals, today announced its foray into the State of Karnataka. The Company through one of its wholly owned subsidiaries has now become a majority stake holder
in the Bangalore based Apollo RM Hospital, now rechristened Fortis Hospital, Seshadripuram.

The announcement is in line with Fortis’s plan to replicate its model to establish a network of super-specialty “centres of excellence” and multi-specialty hospitals to deliver quality healthcare to patients across the country. This will allow Fortis to leverage its knowledge of the healthcare sector and brand recognition to attract both doctors and patients to such facilities. This will be Fortis’s second project in South India after its investment in Malar Hospitals Limited in Chennai.

Fortis Hospital, Seshadripuram:

  • Has 100 beds, which is expandable to 200 beds.
  • It is a multi-specialty hospital situated in the well located Seshadripuram area of central Bangalore and
  • Has a Centre of Excellence in Advanced Urology with specialized facilities for Urology, Nephrology and related specialties.

The hospital also provides comprehensive range of services in the areas of :

  • Renal Sciences
  • General Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Oncology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  • Orthopaedic & Trauma Care
  • Dentistry
  • Psychiatry
  • Ophthalmology
  • Dermatology
  • Neurology
  • ENT
  • Neurosurgery
  • Preventive Health Checkup.

Besides, it also has a Diet Clinic, Dialysis Centre, comprehensive Physiotherapy department, 24 hours Emergency Care, 24 hours ambulance service, Diagnostics, Comprehensive Lab medicine, Radiology and a 24 hours pharmacy.

Fortis will leverage its expertise to further strengthen the existing medical programme, upgrade and expand the facility, add new specialties and replicate its operating systems to provide superior medical and patient care.

Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Shivinder Mohan Singh, CEO and Managing Director, Fortis Healthcare Limited said, “We are pleased to announce our entry into the vibrant capital of Karnataka. This is a step forward to realize our vision of becoming a strong national player and brings the FORTIS brand of healthcare to the people of the state. Southern and Western India shall continue to be focus of our network expansion plans.”

Kindly visit http://www.fortishealthcare.com

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30 January, 2009 at 7:44 pm

iSOFT wins US $ 2.78 million deal with Healthscope

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iSOFT, an IBA Health Group company, yesterday announced an agreement with leading Australian private hospital provider Healthscope Limited valued at US $ 2.78 million over three years.

The agreement to implement its iSOFT’s software at 38 Healthscope hospitals is in addition to a US $ 9.27 million agreement in December 2007 for software licences and support services over seven years. The initial agreement included pilot implementations of iSOFT’s web-based patient administration solution at two hospitals. Following the success of these pilots, implementation will start shortly at Healthscope’s remaining hospitals, including Knox Private Hospital in Victoria, Allamanda Private Hospital in Queensland and Mount Hospital in Western Australia.

The implementation services covered under the latest agreement include:

  • project management
  • software installation
  • system configuration
  • training
  • migrating medical records and data from a range of legacy systems

`Dougall McBurnie, Healthscope’s Group Chief Information Officer said: “Given the marked improvements in feature and function from iSOFT’s web-based patient administration solution experienced at the two pilot installations, we have elected to roll-out the solution to all of our hospitals, thus standardising our data sets, configurations and business processes.” He further added, “The ease of implementation of a common group-wide solution and smooth transition to a modern solution with minimal disruption for staff is a huge bonus.

Healthscope, one of Australia’s largest private healthcare operators, owns or manages medical/surgical, rehabilitation and psychiatric hospitals. It also operates a leading pathology business with facilities in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia.

iSOFT, an IBA Health Group company, is one of the world’s largest providers of healthcare IT solutions. It designs, builds and delivers industry-leading software systems that serve the entire health sector. iSOFT’s capacity to embrace change and keep abreast of emerging new directions in healthcare allows its customers to explore the exciting potential of new technologies while securing their existing investments. Today, over 13,000 provider organizations in 35 countries across five continents use iSOFT solutions to manage patient information and drive improvements in core processes. Its solutions are a catalyst for change, increasing efficiencies and providing direct benefits to all stakeholders across the whole spectrum of care. iSOFT’s business is driven by the collective talent, experience and commitment of over 4,000 specialists around the globe. iSOFT Global Development Centres of Excellence in Chennai and Bangalore contribute strategically to this international footprint.

For further details, please contact:

Ramesh Karajgikar

iSOFT – An IBA Health Group Company

Mobile: +91 (0) 97910 35005

Email: ramesh.karagikar@isoftplc.com

Ozonegroup launches “Ozone Evergreens”, India’s 1st affordable city housing project, in Bengaluru

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Ozonegroup, announced the launch of ‘Ozone Evergreens’, India’s first affordable city housing project. The 912 unit development is located within Bangalore (off Sarjapur road) and is being developed on a 10 acre prime property comprising of two-bed and three-bed units. Ozone Evergreens is exclusively marketed by ICICI Property Services, a division of ICICI Home Finance Company Ltd.

‘Ozone Evergreens’ will offer high-quality amenities and facilities for its residents. The project has a uniquely designed large club house with an exclusive swimming pool for women, a state-of-art gymnasium, Jacuzzi, kids play room with crèche, indoor games room – table tennis, pool, carom, chess, multipurpose hall with dry kitchen, meeting rooms with conference and business centre and convenience stores for fresh fruits, daily needs, pharmacy, ATMs and Kiosks.

The development has ample amenities. An ambulance for emergency for exclusive use of its residents, swimming pool for men with Jacuzzi, children’s pool with activity zone, an amphitheatre, visitor’s surface parking area, children’s play area with skating
ring, jogging tracks, are just some of the amenities provided at Ozone Evergreens.

Speaking on the occasion, Vasudevan. S, Managing Director, Ozonegroup, said, “Ozonegroup has been working on lowering the bar for home buyers and will now have the unique distinction of being the first real estate development company to develop and offer a ‘city based affordable housing project’. We are sure ‘Ozone Evergreens’ will set a new benchmark in affordable housing projects.” “Ozonegroup through ‘Ozone Evergreens’ project will be fulfilling the aspiring need for quality, affordable housing for the customer”, he added.

Headquartered in Bangalore with offices in Chennai and Goa, the group currently has projects in Bangalore, Chennai and Goa. All projects of Ozonegroup are aesthetically designed with world class architectural capabilities. The projects offer a variety of amenities for customers which enable them to lead a better quality of life. In addition, the projects are designed with an emphasis on being very environmentally responsible. The development will have unique water management and conservation systems. Rainwater Harvesting systems and primary and tertiary water treatment will recycle and reuse black as well as grey water, thus conserving both ground water sources as well as municipal water.

Added Sudarshan K.S, Chief Operating Officer, Ozonegroup, “We have been working on making homes affordable to a larger segment of the population and Ozone Evergreens is the first small step to make homes affordable for a large section of the city’s population. We have worked diligently in optimizing the designs resulting in Ozone Evergreens having high quality, safety and finish. Ozone Evergreens has fully loaded amenities that would re-define the meaning of affordable housing in India. This project will set the benchmark for value-for-money real estate products.” Adding further, he said, “The units are uniquely designed so that units do not face each other, utilize natural lighting in the best possible way, face either the background greenery or the landscape and the structures are Seismic Zone II compliant.”

Evergreens will be ready for occupation by February 2011.

You can visit www.ozonegroup.com for further information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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21 January, 2009 at 10:24 pm

State-of-the-art, fully automated stem cell banking facility setup at Bangalore

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Cryo-Save Group announced the launch of its Indian operations through its 100 percent subsidiary –Cryo-Save India. Cryo-Save India offers a depth of expertise and experience in stem cell banking.

Stem cells are the natural repair kit of the human body. In the last 18 years more than 10000 patients have been treated with cord blood stem cells transplantations in over 150 countries. Umbilical cord blood stem cells have been used over the years in an increasing number of treatments including leukaemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, lymphomas, red cell disorders and more. Currently stem cell research is being done for more than 85 diseases.

Speaking on the occasion V.R. Chandramouli, Managing Director, Cryo-Save India, said, “We are very happy to launch the Indian subsidiary and offer our expertise in adult stem cell banking services in India. A world class stem cell banking service was the need of the hour for a huge market like India and Cryo-Save India will be offering this. We are very keen to extend our footprint to India and we are very excited about the immense market potential for adult stem cell banking or family banking in India. The launch of the Indian operations will mark a new chapter in the quality of stem cell banking services offered. Cryo-Save India will bring in our global expertise, best practices and our vast experience to the Indian customer.

Cryo-Save India will be the only company in India with its unique offering of dual-storage system. They are also the only company that does automatic processing to avoid manual intervention and contamination. The company will be offering the collection and storage of ADULT stem cells derived from cord blood. The services will be available across all metros and other cities.
Cryo-Save has never been, and does not intend to become, involved in the storage or expansion of embryonic stem cells.

Cryo-Save India is headquartered in Bangalore with a state-of-the art, one-of-its-kind, fully automated adult stem cell storage facility. The facility at Bangalore covers 10,000 sq ft with a storage capacity of 150,000 samples, extendable to 300,000 immediately. Cryo-Save India is a 100 percent subsidiary of Cryo-Save Group, which is Europe’s largest adult stem cell storage bank and has its operations in 37 countries over three continents.

For further details click on the following link:

http://www.cryo-save.com/india/index.html

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29 December, 2008 at 9:42 pm