Columbia Asia opens tertiary care hospital in Pune
Ninth facility in India to provide the best in healthcare services to the community
Pune, March 5, 2013: Columbia Asia, the reputed international chain of hospitals, extended its presence in India, launching its ninth facility in the rapidly growing city of Pune.
This tertiary care hospital in Pune will have a team of highly qualified medical personnel nursing staff who would be practicing International protocols and providing the best possible care to the community.
The hospital was formally launched in the presence of Mr Tufan Ghosh, Chief Operating Officer, Columbia Asia Hospitals India Pvt. Ltd, Dr Nandakumar Jairam, Chairman and Group Medical Director, Col (Retd) Dr Sunil Rao, General Manger and Dr. Jyoti Shah Chief of Medical Services, Columbia Asia Hospital – Pune.
“Our focus is on quality and ensuring that every person who steps through our doors is given the best possible attention and treatment,” said Dr Rao, speaking at the formal launch of the facility.
The facility also reflects the growing importance of Pune as a healthcare destination in Maharashtra, as well as for international patients turning to India for quality medical services.
Situated close to the IT Parks at Kharadi, the facility is fairly accessible to most people in the city. The hospital’s infrastructure along with internationally benchmarked standards of medical, nursing and operating protocols are the key components that will make it a preferred hospital in Pune. A proprietary hospital information system and electronic medical record management assures error free and convenient patient records management, thereby greatly minimizing patient waiting time.
“Our public healthcare system is not equipped to deal with the healthcare situation in the country. Private players, hence, have an important role in filling this gap. Moreover, Pune is also emerging as a major medical tourism destination and our endeavor is to tap in on this development by providing high-class medical care,” said Mr. Ghosh.
Columbia Asia Hospital – Pune:
A 100-bedded hospital, equipped with state-of-the-art laboratory and diagnostic techniques, is situated close to Pune’s IT hub and will offer a wide range of clinical services such as cardiology, obstetrics & gynecology, minimally invasive surgeries, medical and surgical oncology, pediatrics and neonatology, ophthalmology, urology, gastroenterology, renal transplants, orthopedics, joint replacements, plastic surgery and bariatric surgery.
The hospital is also well equipped to tackle infectious diseases and seasonal illnesses such a dengue and H1N1. State-of-the-art facilities, comprehensive health check-up packages and a completely patient-centric approach intend to change the face of healthcare services in Pune.
With an aim of offering patient-friendly care, the hospital has ensured a well-designed physical environment that helps reduce the stress level of people with health problems as well as their family members who accompany them.
About Columbia Asia Hospitals Pvt. Ltd.
Columbia Asia Hospitals Pvt. Ltd. is one of the first healthcare companies to enter the country through 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) route.
About Columbia Asia Group of Companies
The Columbia Asia Group is owned by more than 150 private equity companies, fund management organizations and individual investors. The group currently operates seven multi-specialty hospitals, one referral hospital and one clinic in India. The company also operates hospitals in Malaysia (10), Vietnam (3), and Indonesia (1). The Indian management operations are managed from its office in Bangalore.
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