Hospital Services Consultancy Corporation (HSCC), a public sector company under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, was set up in 1983 to serve customers in the healthcare and social sector. Its chairman and managing director VC Sharma spoke to Hindustan Times on a range of issues. Excerpts:
What are the main objectives of HSCC?
The main objective of HSCC is to serve customers in healthcare and social sectors by providing innovative and value-added consultancy. Since inception, HSCC has been continuously driving to maintain leadership and customer confidence by providing quality consultancy services to all clients.
Can you briefly elaborate on HSCC’s financial performance?
HSCC has been able to maintain an all round progress attaining the highest-ever total income of R33.56 crore during the financial year 2009-10. HSCC contributed R21.17 crore as dividend and R62.78 crore as corporate tax to government exchequer in the last 27 years.
What measures is HSCC taking to push growth?
Some of the initiatives recently taken up to enhance international and national presence includes evolving strategic business units to become self-sufficient profit centres, perspective plan by mapping areas of interest, along with strategic alliance possibilities with eminent organisations such as National Institute of Health and Family Welfare and AIIMS Trauma Centre.
What are HSCC’s areas of operations?
HSCC provides consultancy services in healthcare infrastructure development projects such as feasibility studies, architectural planning, design and engineering, project management, procurement management and personnel training, among others.
Can you elaborate on the major consulting assignments recently carried out by the HSCC?
Some of the major consultancy assignments recently undertaken by the HSCC are for setting up of an institute of ayurveda and homeopathy in Shillong; setting up a hospital complex at Dickoya, Sri Lanka, funded by the Indian government; setting up a sports injury centre in Delhi; expansion of the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences at Imphal; preparing a detailed project report for a medical college at Port Blair; feasibility reports for a super speciality hospital at Sivsagar in Assam and Ankleshwar in Gujarat for ONGC and project management for redevelopment of Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi.
Are there any plans for diversification of service portfolio?
Some of the new areas which has been identified include consultancy related to public private partnership in development of infrastructure project, design, engineering of non-hospital and non-medical building campuses and complexes, e-project management, expansion of international business in South East Asia, SAARC countries and Africa.