Fortis to expand Mohali hospital, build de-addiction centre

Last Updated: Thu, Sep 26, 2019 15:08 hrs
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Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday extended his government's full support to healthcare major Fortis to expand their existing hospital at Mohali, as well as to set up a drug and alcohol de-addiction and rehabilitation centre with an investment of over Rs 1,500 crore.

The Chief Minister's offer came at a meeting here with Fortis Chairman Ravi Rajgopal, accompanied by Fortis Healthcare Group Chief Executive Ashutosh Raghuvanshi.

Fortis officials shared with the Chief Minister their plans to invest Rs 1,500-2,000 crore over the next two years for the expansion of the Mohali hospital and set up the new centre on the five-acre piece of vacant land at the existing hospital premises .

The expanded facility, company officials said, would be in line with the state government's vision of making healthcare accessible to all.

A government spokesperson said Fortis had proposed to build a 100-bed drug and alcohol deaddiction and rehabilitation centre to support the state government's fight against drugs and efforts to treat and rehabilitate drug addicts.