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Piramal Healthcare honours the best interventional cardiologists in India

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Piramal Healthcare Limited, one of India’s largest pharmaceutical companies, awarded the ‘Piramal Knowledge Academy Best Intervention Award 2009‘ to four eminent interventional cardiologists at the National Intervention Council (NIC) on April 26, 2009 in Hyderabad. Around 500 interventional cardiologists attended the program. Dr. Sarat Chandra, Chairman, National Intervention Council was instrumental in integrating this award in NIC. He presided over the conference and headed the jury that chose the winners.

Piramal Knowledge Academy supports the cause of the Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA) Registry and is aimed at promoting unique Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) by interventional cardiologists. PTCA Registry is a mid-term scientific fiesta which is organised every year, where more than 100 pre-selected cases are shown and discussed for everyone’s benefit over the course of the three days of the Registry. Piramal Knowledge Academy will continue to honour and acknowledge the best angioplasty cases in the country every year.

Piramal Knowledge Academy conducts a host of Advisory Panel Programmes, Skill Upgradation Programmes and Collaborative Educational Programmes with the medical fraternity. Dr. Swati Piramal, Director Communications & Strategic Alliances, Piramal Healthcare Limited said, “Piramal Knowledge Academy was conceptualized with the belief that sharing of knowledge with the medical fraternity is an imperative to alleviate the lives of the end patients and thereby the status of healthcare in India. It is our humble attempt at recognizing and felicitating stellar achievements in interventional cardiology.”

The winners of the prestigious award this year are:

  • Dr. Navneet Singh from AIIMS, Delhi for his unusual case of CoArc dilatation,
  • Dr. Bhanu from J.J. Medical College, Mumbai for her case on ballooning and stenting in peripheral and pulmonary artery stenosis,
  • Dr. Pankaj Jariwalla from Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad for his case on left systemic artery to pulmonary vein AV valve formation, closed by vascular plug & coil embolisation and
  • Dr. Harikrishna from Shri Chitra Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum for Ductal stenting in a neonate. The winners were honoured with a monetary award of Rs. 20,000, a certificate and an annual print subscription to an international health journal of repute.

The medical fraternity unreservedly appreciated this initiative from Piramal Healthcare. “It is a great honour for me to receive this award,” said Dr. Harikrishnan.

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.

Fortis announces O&M agreement with Apollo Modi Hospital in Kota, Rajasthan

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Fortis Healthcare Ltd., one of India’s leading chains of private hospitals, announced taking over the Operational & Management control of ~ 200 bedded Apollo Modi Hospital in Kota for providing superior healthcare services in the region. The hospital has been renamed as “Fortis Modi Hospital“. This is the third hospital added to the Fortis network in the last one month. Earlier, in end January, Fortis announced the acquisitions of Fortis Clinique Darne in Mauritius and Apollo RM Hospital in Bangalore.

The announcement is in line with Fortis’s deep penetration strategy. The company already has a ~ 320 bed capacity hospital operating in Jaipur and an upcoming 150 bed hospital in Vashi, Navi Mumbai. This second venture in Rajasthan – situated in Kota in Southern Rajasthan – strengthens Fortis’s presence in western markets. It will also enable Fortis to expand its coverage to major cities in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, apart from serving people in and around Kota. The addition of Fortis Modi Hospital takes the Fortis network to a total of 26 hospitals with capacity to increase inpatient beds to ~ 3000 beds.

Fortis Modi Hospital, spread over 1.5 acres, was commissioned in November 2007. With a built up area of ~ 1.5 Lacs sq. ft., the hospital is equipped with state of art technology and offers services in

  • Cardiology,
  • Cardiovascular Surgery,
  • Endocrinology,
  • Nephrology,
  • Neurology & Neuro Surgery,
  • Orthopedics & Trauma,
  • Respiratory Medicine and
  • Urology.

Fortis, leveraging its tertiary care expertise will enhance and complete the medical programme from where it was left off by the previous management. Fortis will implement its systems and processes in the hospital, leading to higher level of quality and patient care.

Commenting on the new association Mr. Shivinder Mohan Singh, Managing Director, Fortis Healthcare Ltd. said, “We are happy at this addition to our network of hospitals. We are committed to providing quality healthcare to the people of Rajasthan. This facility shall facilitate increasing number of people in Rajasthan to experience and benefit from FORTIS’s patient centric approach and quality care. We appreciate and respect the trust in us by Ram Niwas Modi Charitable Society, for allowing us to work with them to make this a quality hospital”.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. R.N. Modi of,
RNMCS said, “There has been a long awaited need for a professional and competent healthcare delivery provider partner. Fortis Escorts Hospital has already made a significant mark in the field of healthcare in Rajasthan. We are very optimistic about the association with the Fortis Group and are confident that it will add immense value to the services offered in the hospital.”

EMRI’s 108 EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES CROSSES THE 10,000 MARK

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Recently, Emergency Management and Research Institute (EMRI) embarked on a major milestone. The organisation served an all time record of over 10,000 emergencies on a single day. The 10,000-emergency milestone reiterates EMRI’s commitment and pledge to save lives. The 108 emergency response services continued with the same vigour and in an uninterrupted manner during January and February 2009. The EMRI team has reposed their faith towards the service and continues to save lives with dedication, passion, commitment and service.

Since its inception in August 2005, EMRI till date has served over 42 lac emergencies and saved over 51,000 lives. Each ambulance attends to an average of six emergencies a day. Rural emergency cases account to 65 percent of the total emergencies of which 97 percent are medical and three percent cases are of police and fire. Out of the total medical emergencies, Maternal complications have been the highest emergencies which account to 21 percent of the total emergencies followed by Injuries (road accidents) which is 16 percent. Acute abdomen is 15 percent. Suicide attempts, cardiac account to five percent each and respiratory problems account to four percent of the total emergencies.

EMRI launched the 108 Emergency Response service on the 15th of August, 2005 in Hyderabad in Public, Private, Partnership with the Government of Andhra Pradesh. Having started operation with barely 15 ambulances, EMRI today operates over 1628 ambulances in nine states ( Andhra Pradesh – 652, Gujarat – 402, Uttarakhand-90 , Goa- 18, Rajasthan-100, Tamil Nadu-159, Karnataka-113, Assam-79 and Meghalaya-15) serving a population of 368 million people . An average of 120+ lives are saved every day, these are the lives that would have been lost in the absence of the 108 emergency response service.

EMRI is a non profit organization in the PPP business model. 95 percent of the costs are funded by the respective state Governments. EMRI has tie ups with over 6800 private and Govt. hospitals to ensure immediate patient stabilization on admission to the hospitals. A completely free service, anyone, anywhere in the operational states can call the toll free number 108 for any emergency (Medical, Police, Fire) and help will reach them in an average of 15 minutes in an urban area and 20 minutes in rural areas.

Apart from the nine states EMRI, two more states, Madhya Pradesh & Punjab have signed an MOU with EMRI to replicate a similar model of Emergency Response Service in the states. The vision of EMRI is to provide free emergency response services for Medical, Police and Fire emergencies across India by 2010 in PPP framework and to respond to 30 million emergencies and save one million lives annually.

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18 February, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Medium Healthcare – A healthcare consultancy firm in India

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Consulting for business strategy, performance enhancement, marketing impact and service quality for the healthcare industry in India and other emerging economies

With a vision to spur innovation in the healthcare industy, Medium Healthcare Consultancy has been launched in India. Medium Healthcare aims to provide consulting services in the areas of business strategy, performance enhancement, marketing impact and service quality to healthcare organizations in India and other emerging economies.

Medium Heathcare Consulting helps its clients identify niche, but with significant potential, opportunities in healthcare in line with their overall objectives. These opportunities – typically aimed at a single or mix of specialties and focused target audience from a particular income segment – offer scope to emerge as viable, sustainable and scalable business models. Medium Healthcare also offers services in marketing of healthcare services with focus on enhancing revenue and profitability and service quality with a motto to maximize word-of-mouth referrals.

There are a few general consulting firms, which also have healthcare vertical. Healthcare consulting firms in India focus primarily on the project-related areas. Medium Healthcare intends to focus on business strategy and the softer’ side – marketing and service quality and is perhaps the only firm with this focus. The company plans to engage with existing healthcare players with a greater focus on emerging markets including India. It is also keen to advise newer entrants about the right healthcare strategy

Announcing the launch, Mr. Ratan Jalan, Founder & Principal Consultant, Medium Healthcare Consulting, said, “Almost everyone wants to build large, multi-specialty world-class hospitals in metros. It is a very myopic view, since the industry offers significant scope for innovation in alternative business models that are even more profitable and scalable.” He added, “In comparison to other service industries such as hospitality, banking or aviation, critical areas such as marketing and service quality continue to be handled in a fairly primitive manner in most healthcare organizations”.

“Within a few weeks, we have had very encouraging response from diverse players ranging from large, multi-specialty hospitals and small rural community hospitals on one hand to diagnostic services providers and healthcare architectural firms on the other”, he added.

You can visit www.med-ium.com

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

Fortis Healthcare goes International by foraying into Mauritius

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Fortis Healthcare Ltd., one of India’s leading private chains of hospitals announces its first foray into the International healthcare market. Fortis, through one of its wholly owned subsidiary, has joined hands with a diversified Mauritian Industrial Group CIEL, through its subsidiary Novelife Limited, to acquire jointly a controlling stake in Mauritius’s largest private hospital, “Clinique Darné,” now rechristened Fortis Clinique Darné

Fortis Clinique Darné is one of the most modern medical centres in Mauritius, combining the traditions of dedicated personal care with hi-tech facilities and offering wide range of general and specialized medical services in a caring and friendly environment. Fortis plans to use this strategic entry into Mauritius to spread its footprints in developed markets and replicate its successful business model.

Fortis has also taken over the operations and management of the hospital and plans to develop the hospital into a large super specialty hospital in the region. Fortis Clinique Darné has adequate potential for growth keeping in mind its six acre property and the size of the market in Mauritius and neighboring countries.

Fortis Clinique Darné represents a strategic acquisition

Mauritius Healthcare is dominated by public sector hospitals, community and health centres that are under-equipped in terms of infrastructure and medical skills. Many Mauritians have to travel to other countries for high end treatment. This would enable Fortis to leverage Medical Value Travel by creating a gateway to Fortis Network of hospitals within India, as also develop Fortis Clinique Darné as a hub for Medical Tourism in Mauritius. Mauritius, with nine lakhs tourists visiting every year, presents ample opportunity to promote medical tourism for elective procedures and minor surgeries.

Fortis, through this acquisition will get a seamless entry into Mauritius where majority of the population is of Indian origin. Fortis Clinique Darné is evenly poised to leverage Fortis’ expertise and experience of operating super specialty hospitals to upgrade the clinical level of its medical programme to tertiary care and grow significantly in size. Fortis, with its wide network of telemedicine in African countries, would also help evolve Fortis Clinique Darné as a super specialty centre for neighboring countries.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Shivinder Mohan Singh, CEO and Managing Director, Fortis Healthcare Ltd. said, “This deal marks Fortis’s first foray internationally. We are very excited about this opportunity to work with our partners to develop tertiary level quality healthcare in the Mascareignes region. This deal is a clear indication of India’s rise in the International healthcare space and we are privileged to be leading that transformation.”

About Fortis Clinique Darné

  • Fortis Clinique Darné, with an installed bed capacity of 120 beds , is the Leading private hospital in Mauritius.
  • Perceived to be the most premium hospital, the hospital caters to the high end populace of the country.
  • The hospital is located in the populated up-market locality of Floreal, Curepipe and surrounded by residential localities. The location is central and accessible from all parts of Mauritius.
  • Spread over six acres of land, the hospital offers scope of expanding the bed capacity.
  • The hospital offers services in various multi specialties including Cardiac, Orthopaedics and Neuro Sciences. It is the only private hospital in Mauritius that undertakes cardiac surgeries.
  • It is well equipped and has the latest Cath lab and a 64 slice CT scanner

For further details contact:

Mr.Sudarshan Mazumdar @ 9810955533

Ms.Pawandeep Kaur @ 9810353439

Fortis Healthcare Ltd.

Also visit website http://www.fortishealthcare.com