India's leading passenger vehicle manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki sets up a multi-specialty facility in Gujrat's Sitapur (Ahmedabad district) in association with Zydus Hospitals. Spread over 7.5 acres, it will serve nearly 3.75 lakh beneficiaries residing in Sitapur, and nearby towns/villages such as Mandal, Mehsana, Patan, Viramgam, and others. Currently, it is being used as a Covid care facility and is working with 50-beds but the capacity can be extended to accommodate 100 beds if required.
The hospital has been built up with a total capital expenditure of Rs 126 crores, funded by the Maruti Suzuki Foundation (a CSR initiative of Maruti Suzuki). However, the hospital will be governed by the Ramanbhai Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) wing of Zydus Group.
Here are some salient features of this hospital: –
- 24×7 super specialization services such as emergency care & trauma, advanced diagnostics, critical care for stabilisation in life-threatening conditions, mother & childcare, cardiac care, eye care, burns, ENT, internal medicine, and general medicine.
- Manned by qualified & experienced doctors recruited & trained by Zydus Hospitals.
- Integrated residential facility with 160 dormitory occupancy and 20 two-BHK flats for staff employed in managing operations of the hospital.
- It also has facilities like a gymnasium, cafeteria, shops, library and garden for the staff.
Comemnting on its start, Mr Kenichi Ayukawa, MD and CEO, Maruti Suzuki India said –
“When our Gujarat car plant started, there was no major medical facility available in the region. We decided to build a good quality multi-speciality hospital for the benefit of all residents of that area and partnered with one of the best names in healthcare – Zydus Hospitals. Fortunately, it was in time for the Covid-19 second wave and we have converted it into a Covid-care facility to help fight the pandemic. We would like to express our gratitude to the Government of Gujarat and the Government authorities of Ahmedabad District for their support in this project.”