RAIGARH: Fortis Healthcare Ltd, India’s fastest growing chain of hospitals today announcOP Jindal Hospitales that it has taken over Operations and Management of the 100 bed O.P. Jindal Hospital in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh, in an effort to provide superior healthcare services in the region.
This move is in line with Fortis’ strategy to strengthen its presence in India’s tier II cities. The addition of O.P. Jindal Hospital takes the Fortis network to a total of 50 hospitals. The hospital is located within the campus of Jindal Steel & Power Limited and caters to their employees, families and general population of Raigarh and surrounding areas.
This 100 bed multi-speciality secondary care hospital offers services in Ophthalmology, Internal medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, ENT, General Surgery, Orthopaedics and Paediatrics, in addition to primary healthcare services. The hospital has four well-equipped Operation Theatres, a dialysis unit, a blood bank, well equipped Medical ICU, Surgical ICU, a Burns ICU and a Neo-natal ICU.
Commenting on the new affiliation, Mr. Bhavdeep Singh, CEO, Fortis Healthcare Ltd. said, “This addition to our network of hospitals is in line with our commitment to delivering quality healthcare at affordable prices, to people in India’s smaller towns and cities.”
O.P. Jindal hospital plans to expand its medical programmes by upgrading its clinical services in minimal access surgery, critical care, cardiology, nephrology and neurosciences and introduce high end imaging services like CT Scan, MRI and other investigation facilities. Fortis will leverage its tertiary care expertise to enhance the medical programme at this facility. In addition, Fortis will implement systems and processes designed to bring about high levels of clinical quality and compassionate patient care.
Commenting on this occasion Mr. Rakesh Kumar, Secretary of the Society and Executive Vice President (Finance), Jindal Steel and Power, Raigarh said, “we are happy to join hands with Fortis Healthcare limited, India’s leading healthcare provider in our efforts to improves the quality and width of medical care being provided at the hospital. ”
Fortis Healthcare Limited
Fortis Healthcare Limited is committed to clinical excellence and patient-centric healthcare, which is manifest in hospital design, patient services, medical programmes and the compassionate approach of medical and non-medical hospital staff. Fortis commissioned its first hospital in 2001 at Mohali, near Chandigarh, and has expanded its operations to become a network with around 8000 bed capacity across 50 hospitals. The Fortis network has a large number of international accreditations, including four JCI (Joint Commission International) and six NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals) certifications. The network’s capability covers multi-speciality hospitals and super-speciality centres that provide tertiary and quaternary healthcare to patients in the major medical specialities.
O.P. Jindal Hospital, Raigarh
OP Jindal Hospital & Research Centre (OPJHRC) was established three years ago by the Jindal Education and Welfare Society, a not for profit organization promoted by the Jindal Steel & Power group. The Society is active in providing education, training and health care. OPJHRC provides support to the various rural health care initiatives of the Group.
These include health camps, population stabilization activities, eye camps, village school dental health programme, for the population in and around Raigarh and surrounding districts. Located in well endowed premises OPJHRC caters to the primary and secondary healthcare needs of those working in the various JSPL plants in the region and also of the general public.
The hospital has rapidly gained a reputation as a referral centre. Complicated cases requiring expert care are increasingly being sent to the hospital instead of being referred to Raipur, over 250 kms away. Last year the hospital saw 70,000 footfalls. The busy Emergency Dept handles 150 patients a day. Many are victims of road accidents which are rapidly on the rise in the region. The 150 strong staff of the hospital includes around 20 doctors, and 50 nurses and technicians.