Narayana Healthcare – healthcare service provider that runs a chain of super-specialty tertiary care centres in various states,especially South India – is all set to establish a 300 bedded super-specialty hospital in Lucknow.
The foundation stone of the hospital – expected to be functional within two years – was laid down Monday.
The hospital – Aarogyam Narayana will have tertiary care facilities including Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery,Neurology and Neurosurgery,Orthopaedics,Medical and Surgical Gastroenterology,Urology and Nephrology.
Speaking on the occasion,Ram Gopal Yadav,National General Secretary of Samajwadi Party and Rajya Sabha member,said Narayana Healthcare hospital would prove beneficial because people rush to the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) for affordable treatment.
PWD and Irrigation Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav said government hospitals are over crowded and doctors are unable to provide good service.
Welcoming Narayana Healthcare in Uttar Pradesh,Health Minister Ahmed Hasan said the state is in dire need of such private and charitable hospitals for cheap healthcare facilities for poor. He assured that the state government will support the foundation in whichever way possible.
Speaking on the occasion,Dr Devi Prasad Shetty,chairman and founder of Narayana Healthcare,said the service providers are in advance talks for establishing such hospitals in Varanasi,Gorakhpur,Kanpur,Meerut and Agra.