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The availability of tertiary healthcare facilities in India is skewed heavily in favour of urban areas despite the fact that they are home to less than 30% of the population. According to estimates, almost 70% of the doctors in India are concentrated in urban centres, which enjoy access to almost 65% of the country's hospital beds.
Patients travel long distances, often from rural Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, even West Bengal for a basic facility that is every individual's right - quality healthcare. Often, patients requiring critical emergency surgeries fail to reach the nearest metro cities on time resulting in situations beyond their control. While India's much-celebrated healthcare sector - a hub of medical tourism - receives lofty praise for providing highly affordable world-class care to patients from across the world, it fails to provide millions of its own citizens quality and affordable healthcare. Even as high-quality private tertiary care hospitals have mushroomed in metropolitan cities, small towns in India have remained off the radar of the private sector.
"Paras Healthcare believes in working at the grass-root level with patients and their families. The idea is to provide the highest quality of healthcare that is affordable and accessible to all. It has established super specialty hospitals based on Affordability, Accessibility & Quality at locations that have no access or scarce availability of specialized healthcare," Dr. Dharminder Nagar adds, referring to the morals and beliefs embedded in the people at Paras Healthcare.
What deters private players from moving to tier III centres is the lack of profitability. With people having limited ability to pay and low penetration of insurance, revenue realization in these areas is naturally constrained. Healthcare services in these areas have to be significantly priced much lower as compared to metros. Here, hospitals have to focus on devising intelligent and innovative cost-cutting measures that provide quality healthcare comparable in standards to metros but at a much lower cost. Basically, a no-frills attached service module works in these regions.
Paras Healthcare has taken the lead in this direction by centering its focus on tier III cities such as Patna, Darbhanga, and Panchkula. Five years from now, Paras Healthcare projects will have a bed strength of 1500, most of these in small towns and cities.
About Paras Healthcare
Paras Healthcare was founded in 2006. The key specialties that are mainly focused in all units are - Cancer Care, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics & Joint Replacement, Urology, Nephrology, Kidney Transplant, Cardiology, Cardiac Sciences, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, General & Lap Surgery along with Plastic Surgery to list a few. Approximately each unit has at least 30 specialties and super specialties.
Shweta Gopika Chopra
Manager Corporate Communications & Branding Paras Healthcare
Source: Paras Healthcare Pvt.