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Apollo launches integrated health scheme as part of China smart city project

Steve Rogerson
June 29, 2016
 
Indian integrated healthcare conglomerate Apollo Hospitals Group and Hainan Ecological Smart City Group (HESCG), a Chinese industrial park development company, have signed an MoU to develop jointly an integrated modern health care service facility in the Hainan province, where a smart city is being developed in China’s largest special economic zone.
 
The smart city on the island of Hainan will have residential infrastructure for high quality, pollution free community living. The proposed hospital with medical, nursing and paramedical colleges will cater to not only the people of the Hainan province but also attract medical tourists from mainland China and other nations.
 
The collaboration with Apollo Hospitals will begin with the development of a state-of-the art hospital and colleges and will lead to the development of advanced health-care IT systems and telemedicine services. The MoU is also aimed at expanding to other parts of China and extend into India with suitable model of collaboration that will be discussed post the signing of the MoU.
 
HESCG will provide land, all the investments for the construction, commissioning and equipping the hospital besides all operative expenses, while Apollo Hospitals will provide its services for technical consulting, planning and commissioning of the hospital and, post completion of the hospital, provide services for the operations and management of the hospital. Apollo Hospitals will also support building the technical and management personnel, and install its patient care clinical protocols and practices.
 
Ahead of the signing of the MoU, Honourable Governor of the Hainan Province, Liu Cigui, and Prathap Reddy, founder chairman of Apollo Hospitals, along with respective delegation members, held discussions on the various avenues of mutual cooperation and opportunities to co-create value in the healthcare landscape of China.
 
The MoU was signed by Sangita Reddy, joint managing director of Apollo Hospitals, and Yang Chunzhi from HESCG.