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Maharashtra CM Fadnavis lays foundation stone of IUIH Medicity

Press Trust of India  |  Nagpur 

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today laid the foundation stone of the first 'Indo Institute of Health Medicity' (IUIH) here. The IUIH programme was included as a commercial announcement in the joint statement during Prime Minister Modi's visit to the in November 2015. It included proposal to set up 11 new Indo Institutes for Health in accompanied by strategic clinical and training partnerships with UK's National Health Service (NHS) organisations, universities and private sector companies. Fadnavis said it is historical moment that such a reputed and huge initiative is rolling out from "Globally, the cost of healthcare is going up, however, advanced medical treatment will be available at 50 per cent less price here and it will boost medical tourism in Maharashtra," said Fadnavis on the occasion. He said we were working for the early launch of this project for last six-months and assured of support and help in necessary clearances for the project. The IUIH programme led by Dr Ajay Rajan Gupta, Group MD and CEO, aims to deliver this vision by developing IUIH Medicities and IUIH Clinics across Each will include a 1,000 bed hospital in close partnership with one of the UK's leading NHS hospitals. "IUIH is launching its first from and it's first of its venture anywhere in the world starting from It has a vision to provide integrated healthcare across by partnering with global leaders in research, education, technology, manufacturing and healthcare delivery. "The first is being developed in association with Hospital, London, with an investment outlay of Rs 1,600 crore," said Group MD and CEOAjay Rajan Gupta. in will have all modern medical facilities with a campus having hotel, retail, commercial and residential facilities, he said. In the first a 250-bed hospital will be completed in next three years and the entire project is expected to be completed in next 7-8 years, said Gupta. Out of 11 medicities the next will be launched at Amravati (Andhra Pradesh) on August 16 and then at Hyderabad on August 18. Jane Grady, Deputy Director, Trade, Economics and Prosperity, British High Commission, said "The NHS is considered to be the best integrated healthcare system in the world.

Through IUIH we are excited to bring to the UK's expertise in training, innovation and clinical delivery that make the NHS one of the world's best healthcare system.

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First Published: Sun, August 13 2017. 16:42 IST