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Press Release

Zydus Hospitals acquires Columbia Asia Hospital’s Ahmedabad unit,
to set up a comprehensive cancer care centre

Ahmedabad, 30 October 2018

After creating a benchmark in quality healthcare and medical services in three years since its launch, Zydus Hospitals is expanding its operations with the acquisition of the assets of Columbia Asia Hospital Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad unit. The financial details of the transaction remain undisclosed.

Spread across 1 lakh square feet area, Columbia Asia Hospital – Ahmedabad, was instituted in August, 2014. It is a 99-bed tertiary care centre, equipped with world-class technology and infrastructure built to cater the community surroundings in Gujarat. The hospital management of Columbia Asia has decided to exit from operations and hand over the unit to Zydus Hospitals.

Zydus Hospitals currently offers one-stop solutions for comprehensive critical care at Ahmedabad and Anand in Gujarat. This acquisition provides an opportunity to get a ready infrastructure and will enable Zydus Hospitals in setting up an exclusive cancer care centre with the latest technology and infrastructure just adjacent to its hospital in Ahmedabad. The cancer care centre will be a state-of-the-art one with advanced technology for diagnostics and treatment in a multi-departmental, integrated approach. The focus will be on the use of latest guidelines and protocols along with the appropriate use of technology for affordable and ethical cancer care. The availability of the advanced genetics and molecular laboratory will fortify the fight against cancer.

Speaking on the development, the founder of Zydus Hospitals, Mr. Pankaj R. Patel said, “As a group, we have always believed in offering the very best in terms of technology, innovation, quality and patient-centric services. We believe that, with this new addition in our fold, we will be able to expand our operations rapidly and offer comprehensive cancer care to the people of Gujarat.”

Large and expansive, Zydus Hospitals, Ahmedabad is spread over 7.5 lac sq.ft. and has 14 specialty ICUs with over 160 beds which includes dedicated Cardiac ICUs, Cardio Thoracic, Paediatric, Neonatal, Transplant , Neurology and Critical care ICUs. Out of the total 550 beds in the hospital, 30% are intensive care beds. With a 1000 member strong team comprising full time specialists, intensivists, nurses and paramedics, the Hospital offers round the clock critical care, emergency, blood bank, laboratory, radiology and pharmacy services.

It offers treatment in core specialties such as cardiac care, critical care, trauma care, diabetes and endocrinology, orthosciences, renal sciences and neuro sciences. It has also emerged as an important hub for transplant medicine with advanced technology and full time specialists for liver and kidney transplants. The hospital will also offer heart, lung, pancreas and bone marrow transplants shortly.

With a 20-bed Emergency Medicine department, 12 isolation rooms, 50-bed dialysis centre, most modern cath labs, OPD spread over 45000 sq.ft. and a host of other exclusive features, Zydus Hospitals, Ahmedabad brings in a new dimension to healthcare management in Gujarat. It is accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) which stands testimony to its commitment to quality and safety. Alongwith the NABL for laboratory medicine, the hospital has also received the NABH certification for nursing excellence, emergency services and Blood Bank/Blood Centres and Transfusion services and the Bureau Veritas certification for the Green Operation Theatre.

The Zydus Hospitals in Anand also offers locational advantage and world-class infrastructure for patients. The 180-bed hospital is one of the most modern private hospitals in Gujarat, equipped with state-of-the-art technology, delivering an array of medical services including in-patient, out-patient, day care treatment, surgery, emergency and trauma care. Zydus Hospitals, Anand is also NABH accredited and was the first hospital in Gujarat to receive the NABH certification for its Nursing Excellence.