With the formal takeover by Wockhardt of the NUSI hospital at Panzorconi on Wednesday, Goa is well equipped to grab a pie of medical tourism where neighbouring Kerala has an edge as of now.
Chief Minister Digambar Kamat inaugurated the hospital under the new management and said that Goans will now be able to get medical care of international standards in their own state.
The multi-speciality hospital with 180 beds will have distinguished doctors as consultants besides being equipped with hi-tech equipments and technology. In fact, of the 180 beds, 43 are critical care beds. The hospital also has five operating theatres along with a dedicated ambulance service, dialysis unit and physiotherapy centres. Besides, it has 24 x 7 pathology and pharmacy services.
Dr. Habil Khorakiwala, Chairman, Wockhardt Group disclosed that the hospital will have consultants from Mumbai, Singapore, United Kingdom, Chandigarh and other places, who have years of experience and have performed hundred of heart surgeries including open hear surgeries.
Although the hospital offers care of international standards, the prices are affordable by the common man said Dr. Habil.
Wockhardt group of hospitals have earned fame throughout the country for their health care services and many people from Goa including MLAs and ministers have availed of their facilities outside Goa in the past. Home Minister Ravi Naik has undergone treatment at Wockhardt’s hospital at Bangalore while former finance minister Dayanand Narvekar and his wife have been treated at Wockhardt’s hospital in Mumbai.