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ITC looking for a CEO to enter healthcare business

The requirement for healthcare demand is growing in India: Company official

IANS  |  Kolkata 

(From left) Sanjiv Puri, CEO and Y C Deveshwar, chairman, ITC Limited, at a press meet in Kolkata on Friday. | Photo: Subrata Majumder

Ltd, which is planning to enter business, is searching for a to build up a plan for this purpose, a top company official said on Friday.

"The requirement for demand is growing in India. There are lots of complaints generally that the focus of many of the is on generation because people have built by borrowing

"We would like to enter the by creating an exemplary multi-speciality hospital that keeps the patient care as the central focus of enterprise, not incentivise or anybody in creating ..," company's Chairman and Non Executive Director Y.C. Deveshwar told reporters here.

He said that there are many complaints that patients are an "instrument of revenue".

"We want to create an example where no patient would ever feel that the focus of attention is on and not in the well-being of the patient. That is our objective. We have not made a beginning. We are now in search of a CEO," Deveshwar said.

He indicated that after selecting a CEO, who will be responsible for building up the plan, the company will firm up the plan.

Asked whether the company will come up with a chain of hospitals, he said: "First, we will have one hospital and then look forward."

He said that "we will not link doctors' with revenue generation, rather link it to patient outcome".

First Published: Fri, July 28 2017. 20:15 IST