Columbia Asia commissions its eleventh hospital in India

‘Gujarat, an important market for Columbia Asia’

Ahmedabad, September 18, 2014

Columbia Asia, the reputed international chain ofhospitals, extended its footprint in India by commissioning its eleventh facility here in Ahmedabad. This tertiary care hospital in Hebatpur – Ahmedabad will have a team of highly qualified medical personnel and nursing staff practicing International protocols and providing the best possible care to the community.

The hospital was formally launched in the presence of Tufan Ghosh, Chief Executive Officer, Dr Nandakumar Jairam, Chairman and Group Medical Director, Madhur Varma, Vice President Operations, Columbia Asia Hospitals India Pvt. Ltd. and Faisal Siddiqui, General Manger, Columbia Asia Hospital – Ahmedabad.   

 “It gives us great pleasure to launch this world-class facility in Ahmedabad. We at Columbia Asia would like to present to the city a truly International healthcare facility. Our focus is on quality and ensuring that every person who steps through our doors is given the best possible attention and treatment.” said Dr. Nanda Kumar Jairam, Group Medical Director Columbia Asia Hospitals.

Columbia Asia Hospital - Ahmedabad

Speaking to the media today, Mr. Tufan Ghosh, Chief Executive Officer, Columbia Asia Hospitals said, “Gujarat is an important market for Columbia Asia, the population here is well educated and seeks quality healthcare. In addition, Ahmedabad has also emerged as one of the leading destinations for medical tourism.”

Addressing the media queries, Madhur Varma said, “At Columbia Asia, patients are the centre of our attention and their convenience and comfort is the number one priority. What sets us apart is the quality of people we have and the organizational focus on training and development.”

Talking about the hospital, Mr. Faisal Siddiqui said, “One of our key differentiators is flat pricing. Our charges for a procedure do not vary based on the room type preferred by the patient. We also maintain all patient medical records electronically and the entire medical history of the patient is available at a click of a button making it convenient for the doctor to understand the patient history.”

Columbia Asia, one of the largest hospital systems in Southeast Asia and India, has recently unveiled plans to invest another $150 million to expand its network to 34 hospitals and one clinic by 2018. The company currently has more than 8,000 employees serving more than 2 million patients a year in 27 facilities across India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam. Columbia Asia has opened three new hospitals just in the last few months – in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, in the Indonesian city of Semarang and in Bangalore - India.

In the next four years, Columbia Asia will open eight more hospitals: three in Malaysia, three in India and two in Indonesia.  Mr. Ghosh added, “In India, the three hospitals planned would each have around 150 beds. Columbia Asia’s strategy is to create clusters of hospitals in large urban areas.  This allows the group to achieve operational and brand leverage across the market in each large city.”  

The Columbia Asia hospital system, headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, was created two decades ago with an innovative business model focused on modern, efficient and affordable multispecialty hospitals located close to where patients live and work. 

Columbia Asia’s parent company, Columbia Pacific Management, has unprecedented experience in delivering healthcare to Asia and the United States.  Besides Columbia Asia, the company has three senior living facilities in China through its China senior care affiliate, Cascade Healthcare.

About Columbia Asia Hospitals Pvt. Ltd.

Columbia Asia Hospitals Pvt. Ltd. is the only company in India to utilize 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) route in the hospital sector.

About Columbia Asia Group of Companies

The Columbia Asia Group is owned by more than 150 private equity companies, fund management organizations and individual investors. The group currently operates eleven facilities in India and has presence in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad, Kolkata, Mysore, Patiala and Pune. The company also operates hospitals in Malaysia (10), Vietnam (3), and Indonesia (3). The Indian management operations are managed from its office in Bangalore.

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Kanchana Prasad
Columbia Asia Hospitals
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