Fortis Healthcare launched its first standalone dialysis centre — Renkare — in Greater Kailash on Thursday.
With a total investment of R30 crore, the healthcare giant plans to open 50 standalone dialysis centres under the brand name Renkare all over India in the next two years for treatment of patients suffering from end stage kidney disease.
In the first phase, the company plans to set up six centres across Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), while the remainder would come up in other metros and Tier-II and III cities.
“Our target is 50 centres in the next two years. Depending upon the varied locations across the country, the investment per centre would be in the range of R50-R60 lakh,” said Aditya Vij, CEO, Fortis Healthcare (India).
“With Renkare, we will establish a pan-India network of standalone centres that will offer a high quality, convenient and relaxed experience to dialysis patients,” he said.
According to industry estimates, 8 lakh people suffer from end stage renal disease in India currently, a number which is expected to increase to nearly 9.5 lakh by 2015.
“Our mission is to provide a network of quality dialysis centres to the growing populace with kidney failure. We will start with major metros and expand to Tier-II and III cities, where access to care is most needed,” said Varun Sethi, CEO, Renkare.