05 February 2018 | News
The Indo UK Institute of Health (IUIH) Medicity Programme was announced as a Joint Statement between the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron in 2015.
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One of the largest public-private partnership (PPP) healthcare infrastructure projects in the world, Indo UK Institute of Health (IUIH) plans to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Assam for setting up an integrated IUIH Medicity in the state.
The Indo UK Institute of Health (IUIH) Medicity Programme was announced as a Joint Statement between the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron in 2015.The programme involves an investment of Rs 17600 crores into Indian healthcare aimed at benefitting over 400 million Indians by opening 11 institutes across India in partnership with the world's best healthcare system - the National Health Service (NHS), UK.
Each IUIH Medicity, including the one to come up in Assam, shall be developed with an investment outlay of Rs 1600 crores and have a 1000 bed hospital in association with one of UK's leading NHS hospital. The IUIH Medicity in Assam shall also have medical college, nursing college, PG academy and a training facility for allied health professionals.
IUIH has tied up with leading implant companies like Stryker, Medtronics, Zimmer Biomet, Johnson & Johnson; and leading medical equipment companies like Toshiba, GE healthcare, Philips, Canon etc. Many of them would start their manufacturing operations in IUIH Medicities in accordance with Prime Minister Modi's 'Make in India' program bringing the healthcare cost further down for patients in India.
Besides Assam, the other 11 states to benefit from the IUIH programme include Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Punjab, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana.