Delhi based Medanta Group of Hospitals has told Jharkhand Health Department that it will not run the Ranchi Sadar Hospital.
“It has declined to make investment and run the Ranchi Sadar Hospital”,Principal Secretary K.Vidyasagar told www.jharkhandstatenews.com.
The state health department had a plan to sign a deal with the Gurgaon-based Medanta Medicity to run the Ranchi Sadar Hospital in public-private partnership mode.In fact,the move was part of Chief Minister Raghubar Das’s efforts to turn Ranchi into a medical hub.
Das had directed the department to start the 500-bed hospitals in Ranchi by the middle of this fiscal year. The hospital has been lying unused in the heart of the state capital since the construction was completed in 2007.
In response to the state government’s appeal,a team of five doctors spearheaded by Group Chairman Dr Naresh Trehan had visited Ranchi and had done a recce of the 550-bed facility recently.Trehan had also met Das at his official residence in Ranchi and discussed ways to propel the project forward.
Now,it is learnt that Medanta Medicity has decided not to make investment in Jharkhand for two main reasons.One,the mode and architecture of the Ranchi Sadar Hospital building was not considered appropriate for developing and running a high class hospital.Two,Medanta Medicity fears that it was difficult to manage the hospitals in Ranchi where problem arising out of ‘political instability’ looms large.