Columbia Asia opens 8th facility in India Back to News

Nov. 23, 2010

Expansion is part of a plan to build multiple facilities in urban areas.

Columbia Asia has opened a hospital near New Delhi, the company’s eighth facility in India.

The new hospital is in Ghaziabad, a city of 3.3 million people east of Delhi. The city is also part of the 13,000-square-mile National Capital Region around Delhi, the fastest growing urban area in India.

Columbia Asia Hospital – Ghaziabad, which cost US$20 million, is the company’s second hospital in the Delhi area.

The new 90-bed hospital will provide much-needed healthcare in India’s largest urban area. The facility is also an important step toward Columbia Asia’s plans to build multiple facilities in major urban areas, but usually outside the central city.

“Our presence in Ghaziabad is the result of our conclusion that the population and economy of the area will continue to grow, and the demand for high quality healthcare will grow with it,” said Tufan Ghosh, the CEO of Columbia Asia in India. “We are committed to building an integrated healthcare system in North India, and this is another step in the process.”

Columbia Asia Hospital – Ghaziabad focuses on non-invasive cardiac care, medical oncology, internal medicine, neurosurgery, gastroenterology, minimally invasive surgery, critical care medicine, high-risk obstetrics and gynecology, diabetes, endocrinology and neonatology.

The hospital is equipped with four operating rooms, ambulatory services, dedicated labor & delivery suites, dialysis, and endoscopy units. It also has dedicated comprehensive care facilities for trauma patients and those in need of emergency care.

Columbia Asia has 19 facilities across India, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia, and plans for 15 new hospitals by the end of 2011.

Most of the company’s new hospitals – nine – will be in India: Bangalore (2), Pune and Trivandrum in South India, and Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Meerut, Chandigarh and Jallandhar in North India.