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IHH seal deal for $1.3bn Fortis

India’s troubled hospital group Fortis Health has selected IHH Healthcare to take control of the company ahead of an alternative bid by rival TPG-Manipal.

Buyer found for troubled Fortis?

The fight for Fortis, India's second largest and arguably most troubled hospital group, could soon be over. Healthcare Nova hears from a well-placed India-based source that IHH Healthcare's binding offer to acquire 51% of the company is extremely likely to succeed.

Building a primary healthcare brand across India

Healthspring started with a vision of building a pan-India primary health care network with a focus on preventive care and putting the customer first. It did this by meeting unmet needs in the consumer space – from safe and modern facilities to providing all required consumer primary care needs under one roof, ensuring a high level of customer service and making customer feedback a key metric in all decisions

Training initiatives that massively improve quality and delivery

Aster DM described in great detail how enhanced learning programmes and cultural change, which left far more responsibility in the hands of staff, led to big improvements in care. One of the largest and fastest growing conglomerates in the MENA region, Aster DM Healthcare covers the full spectrum of healthcare services with a portfolio that includes hospitals, clinics, diagnostic centres, retail pharmacies and consultancy services.

Making dental care cost effective and accessible to underserved urban classes

Sabka Dentist is the largest chain of dental clinics in India which provides affordable dental care services to the masses. It currently runs 112 company owned company operated dental clinics across India. The company currently has 250 dental chairs distributed across 112 clinics operated by more than 500 dentists.

End in sight for saga of Fortis sale?

The race to buy under-fire Fortis, India's second largest hospital group, may be nearing the finish line. So who are the most likely purchasers and what is the timescale.

India’s attempt at UHC gets implementation date

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi will officially launch his national health scheme, the AB-NHPM (Ayushman Bharat - National Health Protection Mission ) or 'Modicare', on August 15. So far only states ruled by Modi's party have signed up, and operators have expressed dismay at the tariffs on offer. One contact describes this as a "watershed […]