New hospitals a boost to health infra

by Rahul Devi

Lucknow has witnessed significant growth and transformation in the private healthcare sector over the last four decades. The city has evolved from having just a few clinics to a network of 700 nursing homes and 10,000 medical shops, indicating the rapid expansion of medical and healthcare infrastructure in the region. This growth has been fueled by prominent healthcare groups like Medanta and Apollomedics, which have completely changed the landscape of healthcare in the city.

These hospitals and medical facilities have not only elevated the quality of healthcare in Lucknow but also made it more accessible to the residents. They offer a wide range of services, including specialized treatments and surgeries. For instance, Medanta Hospital, which was established in Lucknow in 2019, boasts 600 beds, including a 202-bed ICU, 14 NICU, 40 dialysis machines, and radiation oncology. It also offers liver and kidney transplant facilities. In the near future, the hospital plans to introduce robotic and laser surgery facilities, further enhancing its services.

Apollomedics Lucknow, another leading hospital in the city, is a 330-bed facility equipped with modern healthcare amenities. It has 110 beds for critical care, biplane cath labs for complex cardiac and neuro cases, Tru-Beam LINAC for advanced cancer treatment, 24×7 dialysis, blood bank, pharmacy, and a trauma unit. The hospital also offers preventive health checks and has successfully performed various transplants, including living and cadaveric donor liver transplants, kidney transplants, and corneal transplants.

Dr Mayank Somani, the Managing Director of Apollomedics, emphasizes the hospital’s commitment to innovation. The hospital has adopted 3D implants in all reconstructive surgeries and plans to introduce AI-guided robotic knee replacements. Additionally, Apollomedics aims to expand its tertiary care facilities in Varanasi, Kanpur, and Gorakhpur, further raising healthcare standards in these regions.

Other healthcare groups like Chandan Group of Companies are also contributing to the growth of the private healthcare sector in Lucknow. Chandan Hospital in Gomtinagar, a 250-bed multispecialty hospital, is expanding to 350 beds and will add a cancer center in 2023. Furthermore, Chandan Dayal Institute of Medical Sciences, a forthcoming project, plans to be a 1500-bed hospital and medical college, scheduled to commence operations in 2025.

In addition to corporate hospitals, Lucknow also has a wide range of private healthcare providers, including nursing homes, diagnostic centers, pharmacies, physiotherapists, and dentists, which play a vital role in meeting the healthcare needs of the city’s residents. These providers offer services at various price ranges, ensuring accessibility to healthcare for all.

Looking ahead, the future of Lucknow’s private healthcare sector seems promising. The sector is expected to continue enhancing healthcare quality and accessibility, creating employment opportunities, and contributing to the state’s economy. With the constant advancements in technology and the commitment of healthcare providers, the residents of Lucknow can expect further improvements in their healthcare standards.

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