Healthcare UK, a joint initiative of the Department of Health (DH), UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and NHS England, is supporting Indo UK Healthcare Private Limited, a consortium of UK and India-based promoters to develop a chain of 11 Indo UK Institutes of Health across which aim to bring the UK’s finest NHS Hospitals, educational institutions and universities to India. The first of the Indo UK Institutes of Health – called King’s College Hospital, New Chandigarh is to come up in Punjab.
Prime Ministers David Cameron and Narendra Modi, welcomed the agreement signed between Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Indo UK Healthcare Private Ltd to develop Kings College Hospital, New Chandigarh. This is the first of a proposed eleven new Indo-UK Institutes for Health that will be developed across India which, when fully implemented, would amount to a £1bn investment into India’s healthcare system, accompanied by strategic clinical and training partnerships with the UK’s finest NHS organisations, universities and private sector companies.
Dr Ajay Rajan Gupta, Director Indo UK Healthcare Private Limited said, “This project is all about bringing the ‘best of British’ healthcare to India- 'NHS in India'. Our aim is to provide access to this unique service to as many of my fellow Indians as possible through the eleven Indo-UK Institutes of Health (IUIH) to deliver world class accountable healthcare which is ‘Affordable to All’.”