India’s fastest growing hospital network Fortis Healthcare Ltd acquires the 150 bed Vivekanand Hospital and Research Centre

Fortis Healthcare Ltd, India’s fastest growing hospital network, announced the take over of Operations and Management of the 150 bed Vivekanand Hospital and Research Centre in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh (UP). The move is in line with its strategy to strengthen its presence in India’s tier II cities. The addition of Vivekanand Hospital takes the Fortis network to a total of 51 hospitals, spread over 13 States in the Country.

The hospital will be re-christened ‘Fortis Vivekanand Hospital’ and will continue to operate in a manner consistent with the principles it was founded upon. Located in Moradabad, North Eastern UP, this multi-specialty hospital was set up under a Trust in 1985. The hospital is constructed on 6.3 acres of land with a built up area of 198,000 sq ft. A Nursing College and a Nursing School have also been built on the premises. The hospital has an impressive reputation for providing quality care with compassion.

The hospital offers comprehensive medical services with special focus on Cardiology, Gastroenterology and Neurosurgery. Additionally, the facility offers a range of services in Radiology, Orthopaedics, Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Paediatrics, ENT and Internal medicine. The hospital has four well-equipped Operation Theatres, a Cath Lab, an Analog CT/Single Slice, a Colour Doppler, and an OEC 9800 for X ray imaging and a Blood Bank.

Mr. Bhavdeep Singh, CEO, Fortis Healthcare Ltd noted Fortis’ delight to add the Vivekanand Hospital to the Fortis Hospital network, stating that the addition is in line with the firm’s strategic objectives to expand its reach and provide access to quality healthcare to communities in India’s smaller towns at reasonable costs. Fortis’ doctors, nurses and administrators will work with the local community to provide the best possible healthcare to the citizens of Moradabad, he said.

To that end, the firm looks forward to developing market specific services to meet the unique needs of the city, he added. Fortis will upgrade the infrastructure and invest to bring new technology, talent and processes to the hospital, in order to widen the current offerings and elevate the quality of care. In addition, Fortis will implement systems and processes designed to bring about high levels of clinical quality and deliver compassionate patient care.

Fortis Vivekanand Hospital and Research Centre complements the firm’s existing presence in the State and creates a corridor of care that better enables it to serve the healthcare needs of local communities.

12 Dec 2010.