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Fortis to Add 280 Hospital Beds in Bengaluru by 2016

PR Newswire | 24 Mar, 2014
BANGALORE: Fortis Healthcare Limited (Fortis), India's largest and fastest growing integrated healthcare delivery provider, today underlined its commitment to the region by putting in motion expansion plans that will see the commissioning of two high end medical facilities in Bengaluru, aggregating 280 beds, over the next two years.

Executive Chairman and Executive Vice Chairman, Fortis Healthcare Limited, Malvinder Mohan Singh and Shivinder Mohan Singh, together laid the foundation stone for an exclusive centre, Fortis La Femme, dedicated to mother and child care, at Richmond Road, in the heart of the city. The ground-breaking ceremony, for Fortis's 210-bed tower on Bannerghatta Road (BG Road) with a comprehensive cancer-care facility, will be performed tomorrow. Apart from oncology, the new expansion will have additional operation theatres with a high end Brain Suite and state-of-the-art ICU's.

Malvinder Mohan Singh and Shivinder Mohan Singh said, "It has always been our desire to expand access and bring high quality affordable medical care to patients across the country. Karnataka is an important hub for us. Both facilities will fill a vital need gap and complement Fortis' medical specialty offerings in the city. Together with our existing hospitals in Bengaluru, Mysore and Chennai, these new facilities will set higher benchmarks for medical care in the region."

Fortis La Femme at Richmond Road, a 70-bed hospital will be ready to receive patients by mid-2015. It will provide primary to tertiary medical care and surgical capability in gynaecology, obstetrics and cosmetology, in addition to an In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) clinic and a fully-equipped neonatal intensive care unit. Through Fortis Mamma Mia, the hospital will provide holistic ante and post-natal services for women and day-care medical services for children.

The proposed Centre for Oncology at BG Road assumes significance in light of the worrying trends revealed by the Population Based Cancer Registry (PBCR) Report 2013. Bangalore now has the third highest number of cancer cases in India, with around 125 cases per lakh of population detected every year. Additionally, Bangalore has seen a higher number of women than men being detected with the disease.

Fortis' comprehensive Centre for Oncology will provide end-to-end cancer care from diagnostics to rehabilitation, integrating cutting-edge medical technology and internationally acclaimed clinical expertise, to provide treatment across medical, radiation and surgical oncology. The latest advancements in linear accelerators, brachy therapy, and nuclear medicine will be incorporated.

The centre will also serve as a preferred treatment facility for patients from the rest of Karnataka and neighbouring states like Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

About Fortis Healthcare Limited

Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading integrated healthcare delivery service provider in India. The healthcare verticals of the company primarily comprise hospitals, diagnostics and day care speciality facilities. Currently, the company operates its healthcare delivery services in India, Singapore, Dubai, Mauritius and Sri Lanka with 66 healthcare facilities (including projects under development), over 10,000 potential beds and approx. 260 diagnostic centres.

Media Contact: Raghu Kochar, raghu.kochar@fortishealthcare.com, +91-9811617256, Fortis Healthcare Limited

 
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