Hyderabad: Apollo Hospitals Group and Hainan Ecological Smart City Group (HESCG), a Chinese industrial park development and operations company from the Hainan province of China, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly develop a highly integrated modern healthcare service facility and systems in the Hainan province, where a Smart City is being developed in China’s largest Special Economic Zone.
The MoU was signed on Monday by Sangita Reddy, joint managing director, Apollo Hospitals and Yang Chunzhi, MD, HESCG, in the presence of K Chandrashekhar Rao, chief minister of Telangana; Liu Cigui, governor of the Hainan Province; and Dr Prathap C Reddy, chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group.
The Smart City on the island of Hainan will have residential infrastructure for high quality, pollution free community living and the proposed world-class hospital with medical, nursing and paramedical colleges would cater to not only the people of the Hainan province but also attract medical tourists from mainland China and other nations, according to a statement.
The collaboration with Apollo Hospitals would begin with the development of a state-of-the art hospital and colleges and will lead to the development of advanced healthcare IT systems and telemedicine solutions. The MoU is also aimed at expanding to other parts of China and also extend into India with suitable model of collaboration, which will be discussed post the signing of the MOU, the statement said.
HESCG will provide land, all the investments for the construction, commissioning and equipping the hospital besides all operative expenses, while Apollo Hospitals Group would 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 would also support in building the technical and management personnel, install its patient care clinical protocols and practices.