Oct 302012

The Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI) – named the ‘next-generation concept hospital’- was officially inaugurated in Gurgaon on Monday. The facility is a unique combination of a multi-specialty hospital and a multi-brand shopping-mall, with eighteen retail and food outlets set up on the premises.

“This is a comprehensive institute, aimed at delivering cutting-edge medicine, in line with the best that is available in the West,” said Malvinder Singh, executive chairman, Fortis Healthcare Limited (FHL). At present, the FMRI has been equipped with 25 operating rooms and 450 beds. Fortis representatives say that this institute will provide ‘advanced multi-clinical treatments for complex medical problems.’

In the next phase of operations here will also see an expansion both in terms of space and facilities. The number of beds, for one, will be taken up to 1,000. Besides, the place will soon have a health club and spa and a movie lounge. “The facility has been designed with great sensitivity, keeping in mind the anxiety and stress that patients and their families undergo,” said Shivinder Singh, executive vice chairman, FHL.

The hospital staff comprises 400 doctors and 1,000 nurses. “It is the first hospital in its category to have a full-fledged stem-cell lab. We will also offer robotic surgery and organ transplant facilities,” said an FMRI representative.


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