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India and the UK establish healthcare partnership

Wednesday November 18th, 2015

indian flagKing’s College Hospital has become the strategic clinical partner for the first Indo UK Institute of Health in New Chandigarh.

Backed by up to £100m of private investment, the project is the first of a proposed 11 Indo UK Institutes of Health which will see high quality hospitals, nursing schools and medical colleges developed across India.

When fully implemented, the initiative will amount to a £1bn investment into India’s healthcare system.

The UK and Indian governments have set up an implementation taskforce to ensure closer collaboration and speedy implementation of these and other healthcare projects.

These aim to bring the UK’s finest universities, companies and NHS organisations to India.

Healthcare UK assisted Kings College Hospital and Indo UK Healthcare Pvt Ltd to bring this exciting partnership to fruition. It will continue to support the development of the Indo-UK Institutes of Health.

George Freeman MP, Minister for Life Sciences welcomed the announcement which was made during Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the UK from 12th to 13th November 2015.

He said: “It’s great news that King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has agreed to be the strategic clinical partner for the first Indo UK Institute for Health in New Chandigarh. This £100m collaboration, a world first, is a sign of the huge global export market for the UK healthcare and life sciences sector.

“I would encourage other UK companies, academic institutions and NHS organisations to work with Healthcare UK to engage in the Indo UK Institutes for Health project. As one of the fastest developing economies in the world, with over 1 billion people, India is fast becoming a vast market for UK health services and technology.”

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