Fortis Healthcare on Monday opened a 250-bed multispeciality hospital in Chennai, its second such facility in the city. Fortis Hospital at Vadapalani has a nine-level building over 1.5 lakh sqft and is designed to provide world-class healthcare services.
Speaking at the inauguration, Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said: “The national credibility of Fortis Healthcare in providing quality care to patients … is truly laudable. Fortis has been providing exceptional healthcare service in our state through its first centre in Adyar. And now with the opening of this second state-of-the-art multispecialty hospital in Vadapalani will further strengthen the healthcare leadership of our state in the country.”
The new hospital features 75 ICU beds, six operation theatres, three minor operation theatres and procedure rooms, along with emergency and casualty beds and a state-of-the-art cath lab.
Ravi Rajagopal, chairman, Fortis Healthcare, said, “Chennai is not new to Fortis. Fortis Malar, a 170-bed multi-speciality hospital, has been delivering exceptional healthcare services for over 25 years and is a household name in the city today. We are committed to working with the government to ensure that the best healthcare reaches the people of the state in the most affordable manner.”
According to Fortis, the radiology department features, for the first time in Tamil Nadu, three Tesla MRI machines with an in-board cinematic experience, and a wide bore for ease of scanning for overweight patients.
Fortis Healthcare is now part of a leading international healthcare provider, IHH Healthcare Berhad.
Ashutosh Raghuvanshi, MD & CEO, Fortis Healthcare, said, “We have invested in improving our clinical capacity and healthcare technology to deliver improved outcomes. The project will also be a significant boost to the local economy, offering many jobs and opportunities for local businesses. With IHH’s collaboration and global best practices in healthcare, we are confident that we will be able to deliver advanced healthcare to our patients.”