05 September 2017 | News
Healthcare UK backs India to create 11 Medicities across the country IUIH’s vision is to provide integrated healthcare across India by partnering with global leaders in research, education, technology, manufacturing and health care delivery.
Healthcare UK is backing a massive project in India which will enable the country to develop 11 Mdicities across the nation. The Indo-UK Institute of Health (IUIH) programme is one of the world’s largest healthcare initiatives currently underway. It aims to partner with key NHS providers to transform the provision of quality healthcare and medical education services across India.
IUIH’s vision is to provide integrated healthcare across India by partnering with global leaders in research, education, technology, manufacturing and health care delivery.
The project led by Dr. Ajay Gupta, Group MD and CEO, IUIH will deliver a staged rollout of healthcare services across 100 cities. It will involve the development of 11 Medicities along with a network of primary care clinics across India. The project is envisaged to take 10 years to complete, with the first phase already underway.
Each Medicity will be developed in partnership with a leading NHS Trust under a commercial contract. This commitment by the Indian government and IUIH has already recorded over £150 million in export wins for the UK since 2015 and continues to grow. The scale of this project signifies significant export opportunities for NHS Trusts and other healthcare services providers throughout India.
The NHS partner for the first two sites at Nagpur and Amravati respectively is Kings College Hospital (KCH). Healthcare UK was responsible for introducing Dr. Ajay Gupta (IUIH) to KCH. Lord Kerslake, Chairman of Kings College sees the role of KCH as “bringing healthcare expertise and advice to the project”.
In the last couple of weeks, high profile foundation stone laying ceremonies have been held at the first 2 Medicity sites at Nagpur and Amravati. This milestone is a major step forward and owes a great deal to 2.5 year’s hard work by Healthcare UK and the Department for International Trade (DIT) India who have provided significant support and guidance to IUIH.