Apollo Hospitals lines up Rs1,800-crore investment; to set up medical college

Apollo Hospitals will invest up to Rs1,800 over the next two years as part of its plan to add 2,000 beds and expand existing facilities. The hospital chain will also soon open a medical college for undergraduation, its chairman Pratap C Reddy said.

Reddy said the company is thinking of starting an undergraduate college to fill the skill gap.

While the group is building infrastructure there is a general lack of requisite skills, he pointed out.

He said Apollo was in talks with three reputed international universities for a tie-up. He did not name the three varsities.

There is also a need to change the present syllabus, which has not been updated, he said, adding, the ministry of health and ministry of human resource development are also convinced of the need for a change.

He said the group also hopes to get government approval for setting up an institute of excellence soon.