Indo-UK Institute to set up 1000-bed hospice; CM agrees to provide land, support

Hyderabad: Adding another feather to its cap in health sector, the Telangana Government has agreed to set up a 1000-bed capacity Multi Specialty hospital on the outskirts of Hyderabad abutting Outer Ring Road in coordination with Indo-UK Institute using foreign direct investments.

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has agreed to offer land, basic facilities and infrastructure for the new facility that will help boost health sector in the city, which is most likely to get three more such gigantic hospitals in future. A delegation of Indo-UK Institute of Health, led by its Chairman Mike Parker, Group CEO Dr Ajay Ranjan Gupta, Britain Deputy Commissioner Mike Nita Vrikansis and India Invest Group Manager Uday Manjal today called on KCR at his camp office and the latter assured them of all support.

During the crucial meeting, it was decided to sign an agreement in this regard between the two parties after finalizing the land for 1000-bed hospice. When Parker explained that they will build up a multi-specialty hospital with international standards use of FDI, the Chief Minister agreed to offer land near the ORR. KCR also said a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will be signed once the land was finalized for the purpose. Indo-UK Health Institute chief extended thanks to Chandrasekhar Rao in the meeting attended by ministers Dr C Lakshma Reddy, T Harish Rao, Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma and other officials, a CMO release said. (NSS)