Development of 11 medicities commences

The Indo UK Institute of Health (IUIH), supported by Healthcare UK, has commenced development work for two out of eleven 1,000 bed medicity sites.

Healthcare UK is supporting a large project in India to create a network of 11 medicities across the country. The Indo-UK Institute of Health (IUIH) programme is one of the world’s largest healthcare initiatives currently underway. It aims to partner with key NHS providers to transform the provision of quality healthcare and medical education services across India.

IUIH’s vision is to provide integrated healthcare across India by partnering with global leaders in research, education, technology, manufacturing and health care delivery.

The project will deliver a staged rollout of healthcare services across 100 cities. It will involve the development of 11 medicities along with a network of primary care clinics across India. The project is envisaged to take 10 years to complete, with the first phase already underway.

Each medicity will be developed in partnership with a leading NHS Trust under a commercial contract. The scale of this project signifies significant export opportunities for NHS Trusts and other healthcare services providers throughout India. The NHS partner for the first 2 sites at Nagpur and Amravati is Kings College Hospital (KCH). Foundation stone laying ceremonies have been held at the first 2 medicity sites at Nagpur and Amravati.