Fortis sets up hospitals in Hyderabad and Agra

Fortis Healthcare (India) Ltd today announced the launch of two more hospitals, one in Hyderabad and the other in Agra, taking its hospital network in the country to 68.

The super-speciality hospital in Hyderabad with a 150-bed capacity will be functional in the 2013 financial year and is the company's second project in the city, the first being a tertiary care hospital with a 450-bed capacity, which is expected to be operational by end-2013.

The hospital in Agra will initially function as a cardiac care centre, in a hub and spoke model, and expand eventually to become a multi-speciality hospital. The 75-bed hospital will be operational by the end FY2012.

''These two new projects are in line with our commitment to increasing the network and making quality healthcare accessible across the country. We are currently present in 17 Indian states and will continue to expand to newer geographies, while strengthening our presence and increasing bed-capacity in existing cities and states,'' Aditya Vij, chief executive of Fortis Healthcare (India) Ltd, said.

Fortis Healthcare (India) Limited commissioned its first hospital in 2001 at Mohali, near Chandigarh, and has expanded its operations to become a network with an over 10,000 bed capacity across 68 hospitals. The Fortis network has a large number of international accreditations, and covers multi-speciality hospitals and super-speciality centres that provide tertiary and quaternary healthcare to patients in the major medical specialities.