Jamshedpur, Sept. 13: Meditrina Hospitals, one of the fastest growing multi-specialty hospital chain in India is planning to expand its healthcare facilities in Jamshedpur along other with tier-2 and tier-3 cities.
Searching suitable expansion plans that fit into their short and long term objectives, Vinod Kalra, Chief Operating Officer of Meditrina is in Jamshedpur for the next three days and will be holding meetings at various levels.
‘Jamshedpur has a population of around 15 lakh and there is need of providing treatment for diseases related to kidney, ortho, lungs, cardiac and neuro. We are running a 60-bed hospital in Adityapur in the adjoining Seraikela-Kharsawan district and are looking to expand to provide better health care facilities in Jamshedpur which is still lagging behind when it comes to quality health care treatment’, said Vinod Kalra.
He informed that in the next couple of years we will have 15 centres across India from current 11 and with that the 60-bed Jamshedpur centre will also be expanded. The hospital also plans to open Kidney transplant centre in the near future, Kalra said.
Addressing a press meet at a city hotel on Wednesday, Kalra said that people of Jamshedpur are forced to travel to metros for any complex disease but with Meditrina hospital expanding the healthcare facilities this number would come down and those who travel to Kolkata, Vellore, Delhi etc will now get world class health care facilities in the city itself.
Cluster head of Meditrina Hospital Amitav Chatterjee, said, the hospital has completed 2.5 years in Jamshedpur and in the last one year and since then 1600 angiography, 650 angioplasty, implanted 12 cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D), 70 pace makers and in the last one year provided dialysis for 5500 patients.
Amitav Chatterjee informed that Cardiologists Dr Imad Sheiban from Italy will treat 12 complex angioplasty cases of the city which have been rejected by other hospitals and doctors on 13th and 14th September. Also present at the press meet were Dr. Partho Pratim Choudhary and Dr. TK Mohanty.