To add to the list of world-class healthcare facilities in the Millennium City, the Fortis group launched the Rs 450-crore Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI) in Sector 44 on Monday.
The new facility will boost Gurgaon's image as a medical tourism hub. Hospitals such as Medanta - The Medicity, Artemis, Columbia Asia and Alchemist, among others, have already made their presence felt in the NCR by incorporating the latest medicare technologies.
Addressing the audience at the launch, Shivinder Singh, executive vice chairperson of Fortis Healthcare Limited, said, "FMRI is dedicated to our father and Fortis founder chairperson, Late Dr Parvinder Singh. This hospital is not about curing only, but about healing patients. Therefore, its design will give visitors a warm welcome unlike conventional facilities that look scary."
The first phase of the multi-crore health facility will have 1,000 beds, 400 doctors and more than 1,000 nurses. "The first phase has been launched and the unit will be functional by January 2013. An emergency ward will also be opened by then," added Shivinder.
Spread across 12 acres, FMRI's specialties will be cardiology, orthopedics, organ transplant, robotic surgery, cosmetic surgery and stem cell therapy.
Keeping in mind the wellness quotient of a patient, the facility will also house a swimming pool, gym, spa, mini-theatre, music and art therapy spaces, and retail therapy outlets.