This ambitious project will see NHS standards of care supporting the health care needs of the people of Maharashtra.
Nagpur: Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday unveiled the first Indo-UK Institute of Health (IUIH) in the city in a foundation stone-laying ceremony.
The IUIH Medicity programme was included as a commercial announcement in the joint statement during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United Kingdom in November 2015.
The announcement included the proposal for 11 new IUIHs in India which, when fully implemented, would amount to investment in the region of `17,600 crore into India’s health care system, accompanied by strategic clinical and training partnerships with the UK’s finest NHS organisations, universities and private sector companies.
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 India. Each medicity is planned to include a 1,000-bed hospital in close partnership with one of the UK’s leading NHS hospitals. Stating that the IUIH has a vision to provide integrated healthcare across India by ‘partnering with global leaders’ in research, education, technology, manufacturing and healthcare delivery, Dr Gupta said, “One of the first IUIH medicities here in Nagpur, is being developed in association with King’s College Hospital, London, with an investment outlay of `1,600 crore.”
Jane Grady, deputy director, trade, economics & prosperity, British high commission, India, said at the event, “The NHS is considered to be the best integrated health care system in the world. Through IUIH we are excited to bring to India the UK’s expertise in training, innovation and clinical delivery that make the NHS one of the world’s very best health care systems. This ambitious project will see NHS standards of care supporting the health care needs of the people of Maharashtra. We hope that this collaboration will lead to closer working between our two countries in the health care sector.”
The project is supported by ministry of health & family welfare, government of India, and Invest India, which is the national investment promotion and facilitation agency for India promoted by department of industrial policy and promotion, ministry of commerce and industry, government of India.