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Apollo opens facility at Lavasa
 
15-January-2010
Source: ConstructionWeekonline.in online Edition

Apollo Hospitals has opened its first state-of-the-art integrated healthcare and wellness centre, the Apollo Hospital Lavasa. Shri Ashok Chavan, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, inaugurated the 100 bed facility at Dasve, Lavasa.

The hospital is the beginning of the creation of one-of-its kind healthcare and wellness destination in the world that will encompass rejuvenation, world-class medical care, health education, research and others. Lavasa is free India's first Hill City being developed by Lavasa Corporation Ltd, a part of the HCC Group. Inaugurating the new hospital, Shri Ashok Chavan congratulated Lavasa and Apollo Hospital for bringing a unique concept in healthcare and wellness to the Maharashtra state.

The phase I of the development is the 100 bed hospital and phase two shall comprise of creating 360 degree healthcare presence in one location. The work has already begun and Apollo has acquired 200 acres of land at Lavasa to develop the integrated healthcare city. Proposals have been received from leading architects globally and three of top 10 architects in the world have been short‐listed for developing the master plan and the architectural design for the proposed phase II of the wellness and healthcare destination.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ajit Gulabchand, Chairman, Lavasa Corporation said, “The commissioning of Apollo Hospital constitutes our commitment to provide the best in class infrastructure facilities and services planned for Lavasa. By joining hands with Apollo, we aim to get the best healthcare and education services available to the region, with all critical facilities within reach. With education, hospitality, and tourism, initiatives, already in operation, the city of Lavasa is now poised to become a destination for medical research & development and medical tourism.”

Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group said “With the dawn of a new decade comes a renewed promise to the city of Lavasa. Apart from delivering superior outcomes in cardiology, oncology, orthopedics and emergency, to name a few areas of excellence, the development at Lavasa will emphasize on overall wellness and rejuvenation programmes on the lines of the centres in Switzerland, Boston and San Fransisco. A senior team has been working on the wellness concepts for the past 3 years and has thoroughly researched the wellness needs of the customer. With the launch of Apollo Hospital Lavasa, we hope to bring hope, health and happiness in the region.”

Ms. Shobana Kamineni, Chairman of Apollo Lavasa Corporation said, “The Lavasa locale, with its pristine environment, is ideal for a facility like this. It is a pleasure to be partnering with a forward‐looking organization like Lavasa, which is determined to support us in our aim to demonstrate how a model healthcare facility can function in a rural setting. The Lavasa environment is ideal not only for recuperating patients and people using the wellness and rejuvenation centres, but also for research and development.”

 
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