Ensocare gives a facelift to a district hospital by signing a 150cr PPP
Thane District Hospital to be upgraded with advanced diagnostic imaging facilities; Patients to benefit from 24/7 in-house diagnostic facilities at Government fixed, affordable rates
Thane, October 2013: Ensocare by Enso Group, a 7 billion dollar diversified conglomerate in dynamic sectors like Oil & Gas, Infrastructure & Real Estate has entered into the largest Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the space of healthcare with Government of Maharashtra. Public Health Department, Ensocare (previously named Uber), Government of Maharashtra and Wipro GE Healthcare Pvt Ltd signed this INR 150 Crores PPP project to advance healthcare in District Hospital Thane, apart from 21 district and women hospital across state. Ensocare is backing the financial investment of 150 cr; the consortium will set up advanced diagnostic facilities across hospitals, run operations on 24/7 hour basis and provide services at Government recommended rate cards for the benefit of larger population. The partnership is a reflection of Enso Group’s commitment and Government of Maharashtra’s aim to provide affordable healthcare through
The PPP agreement with Government of Maharashtra is the largest in terms of scale. Currently work at the District Hospital Thane is underway with the services scheduled to begin by end of this year. The diagnostic centers across these hospitals include installation of 4 units of 64 slice CT scanners, 13 units of advance 16 slice CT scanners, 8 units of cutting edge 1.5T Magnetic Resonance Imaging with 16 channels, 22 high end digital radiography systems, 39 color Doppler’s and 39 analog x-ray units. Women’s health is given a special boost with the inclusion of screening mammography unit for early breast cancer detection at District Hospital Thane. The other 21 district hospitals where these facilities will be provide includes Bhiwandi General Hospital, Malwani General Hospital, District Hospital Satara, District Hospital Beed, District Hospital Hingoli, District Hospital Jalna, District Hospital Osmanabad, District Hospital Parbhani amongst others.
Suresh Shetty, Health Minister said “Government of Maharashtra is committed to providing better and affordable healthcare to its people. With our association with Ensocare, we aim to cover a minimum of 60% Rajiv Gandhi Yojana Scheme Card holders in the State and also lower the costs of patients by 50% through this PPP model.”
Vaibhav Maloo, Chairman, Ensocare said “We decided to enter into this PPP to create a meaningful impact on overall Indian society. We have chalked out plans of investments of US$ 50 million with an appetite for more projects with various other state governments too. Currently, our focus lies in providing value added services and free treatments for the extreme bottom of the pyramid patients with the help of IT innovation, cutting edge technology and well-trained medical staff in Pune & other districts across the state. We are investing time in building our management bandwidth and operational capabilities to execute the job at hand as quickly as possible.”
38 district and other large hospitals under Government of Maharashtra cater to about 100 million people. It is estimated that in a year, these 38 hospitals would be referring over 100,000 CT scans, 50,000 MRIs, 300,000 color Doppler studies, 900,000 x-rays and 40,000 mammography exams required for early detection and treatment of diseases.. However, in the absence of quality diagnostic imaging infrastructure, these studies are quite often referred to private centres which substantially increases the cost of treatment.
Dr.Akil Khan, Vice Chairman, Ensocare said “More than 30% patients who visit Government hospitals in Pune are unhappy with the treatment they receive. Hence, the opportunity as provided by this PPP will help us change the dynamics of Healthcare in India especially Pune, with the largely divided middle class and the underprivileged getting Diagnostic services to begin with, at zero cost or at heavily subsidized costs and also getting Global standards of treatment.”
About Enso Group
Enso Group of Companies is a US$ 7 Billion group started in 2005 primarily with oil and gas E&P projects in Jordan, Georgia, Nigeria, Australia and India. By way of acquisitions, we expanded into oil and gas services and are currently operating in Russia in that sphere. We have proven iron ore, gold and bauxite concessions in Republic of Guinea. Enso Europe Limited is the chief consultant to the group’s overseas operations and is based out of London. Enso Healthcare is the holding company of Ensocare( previously named Uber) and has committed investments of US$ 50 million in healthcare space. Enso Group’s activities in India currently are in the sphere of infrastructure, real estate and automated products in banking and retail.