Kings College Hospital to serve 11 other centres across India
Kings College Hospital to serve 11 other centres across India

Amaravati: Foundation stone will be laid for Kings’s College Hospital (KCH) being set up by Indo-UK Institute of Health in Amaravati on August 16.  

Highlights:

  •  Foundation stone for Indo-UK Institute of Health in Amaravati tomorrow 
  •  Estimated project cost is Rs 1,000 crore, is expected to create 10,000 jobs
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, Union minister for health and family welfare J P Nadda and Union minister of state for health and family welfare Anupriya Patel, United Kindom Member of Parliament Andrew Mitchel and KCH’s London chairman Lord Robert Kerslake will participate in the foundation laying ceremony which will be conducted at Venue convention Centre in Vijayawada.

As a part of government-to-government agreement between the governments of United Kingdom and India on developing of 11 Indo-UK Institutes of Health (IUIH) in India by Indo-UK Healthcare Private Limited, the IUIH, Amaravati, has proposed to set up the first KCH in Amaravati. 

 Besides, it will house the headquarters and some common facilities for all the 11 institutes to be developed across India.
King's College London is a public research university located in London and a constituent college of the Federal University of London.

The proposed IUIH Medicity project in Amaravati is of estimated project cost of Rs 1,000 crore and expected to create 10,000 jobs. AP Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) said that Amaravati will benefit from UK healthcare expertise with direct links to UK and National Health Services (NHS, London) organisations.  

The APCRDA said that the state government proposed to allot 150 acres at Navuluru in Amaravati. Fifty acre will be allotted in the first phase and another 100 acres in second phase. The components for Phase-1 Project in 50 acres which would include 1,000-bed King’s College Hospital, nursing school of 200 seat strength, paramedic training school of 200 students, NHS oncology unit with rehabilitation centre and IUIH supply chain centres.

The Phase-2 project in 100 acres will have King's College London Medical College, Zimmer Biomet PG Medical Centre, IBM Asia data analytics centre, implant manufacturing industry NHS stem cells-translational research and medical centre, five-star and 3-star hotels and 1,000-bed King’s College Hospital.

The proposed 1,000-bed hospital is a tertiary care multi-specialty hospital, which will be operated by King’s college Hospital, London.

It includes departments like Gastro, Cardio, Ortho, Nephro, Trauma, General, Neuro, etc. The hospital will provide world-class health facilities in Amaravati. Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, an academic faculty within King's College London, will also be set up. The APCRDA said the faculty was the world's first nursing school to be continuously connected to a fully serving hospital and medical school.  

APCRDA said start of construction of hospital and nursing college and post-graduate training academy and Indo-UK clinic would be in 2018 and opening of Indo UK Clinic and Diagnostic Centre will be in 2019.Opening of post-graduate training academy would be in 2019, opening of 250-bed hospital in 2019 or 2020, opening of 500-bed hospital will be in 2022 and medical college will be opened in 2023.