Amaravati: Twelve leading firms in healthcare sector have evinced interest to setup hospitals in Amaravati. At a round-table conference organised by CRDA here on Thursday, additional commissioner Rama Manohara Rao elaborated on the potential of developing the healthcare sector and the time-bond programme to develop infrastructure in the capital region. The APCRDA team also presented the development plan of Amaravati. “As the population of Amaravati will touch 5 to 6 lakhs by 2026, there will be requirement of almost 5000 tertiary care beds to meet the requirement.” the officials said.
The officials and representatives of the healthcare firms discussed three models of partnership: land sale, long term lease and revenue sharing. The participants were invited to give their views and suggestions on the land extent, partnership model, phasing of development and any other government support needed for establishment of hospital facilities.
Besides expressing their interest to invest, the hospital industry participants also voiced their opinion on initiatives to be implemented by APCRDA for enabling friendly system for investors. This would entail initiatives such as single window clearances, supporting healthcare policy, technology enables initiatives for patient care administration and also encouraging the setup of educational and training facilities for manpower such as nurses, technicians, etc.
Representatives from Apollo Hospitals, Narayana Health, Manipal Hospitals, LV Prasad Eye Institute, KIMS, Kamineni Hospitals, Usha Cardiac Centre, Rainbow Hospitals, Nagarjuna Hospitals, Nori Mother and Child Hospital, Bollineni Hospitals, NeuroGen Brain and Spine Institute participated in the meeting.