LycaHealth opens new state-of-the-art ‘Westminster Healthcare’ centre in Chennai, India
LycaHealth, Lyca Group’s premium, customer-centric, private healthcare service, has today announced the opening of its new state-of-the-art healthcare centre, Westminster Healthcare, in Chennai, India.
The new 70,000 sq ft centre is an addition to LycaHealth’s two centres in the UK and will offer a full range of procedures and services including cardiology, ophthalmology, neurology, neurosurgery, ENT, gynaecology, chest medicine, gastroenterology, bariatrics, orthopaedics, sports medicine, physiotherapy and rehabilitation and more.
With an emphasis on preventive health and rapid access to the latest medical facilities, the technology-focused centre will work to British standards, protocols and clinical guidelines, while bringing the skills and expertise of Indian medical professionals. It will provide the latest in medical innovations, including a 3 Tesla MRI scanner with wide diameter short tunnel and very low radiation dose, high-resolution CT scanner, digital X-ray, and ultrasound with Echocardiography applications. Report turnaround will be rapid, and images and reports will be accessible through any handheld device, including smartphones anywhere in the world.
The centre’s consultation rooms are each fitted with video conferencing facilities, so that information, opinions and expertise can be easily shared with LycaHealth’s London-based teaching hospital doctors and radiologists in real time.
The centre was launched by Lyca Group and LycaHealth management at a ceremony in Chennai, where the centre’s facilities and LycaHealth’s mission were presented to a crowd of distinguished guests. Also in attendance to officially open the new centre were acclaimed Indian actor, Superstar Rajinikanth, and award-winning director S. Shankar. S. Shankar said that he felt like he was walking into a five-star hotel rather than a healthcare centre, with Superstar wishing his best for Lyca Group Chairman Allirajah Subaskaran, who he said feels strongly about healthcare among all his business ventures.
LycaHealth Chairperson, Prema Subaskaran, commented: “It is a great achievement to be opening Westminster Healthcare. This new state-of-the-art healthcare centre in Chennai will bring together the science of healthcare with the art of hospitality, catering for Chennai’s growing number of business executives and representing a new benchmark in five-star healthcare in India.”
LycaHealth and Westminster Healthcare CEO and Co-founder, Dr Manpreet Gulati, said: “I often tell my team in our centres in London that the business executives walking through the door should feel like they have come to attend a meeting to strike a deal with the doctor, rather than vulnerable and as if the results are out of their control. This is the experience I want to create.”
Dr Gulati and Sen Kandiah, Managing Director and Co-founder, bring a wealth of knowledge to this exciting new venture.
LycaHealth will also be launching the Philips Westminster Training Academy in Chennai to teach aspiring technicians how to use new equipment. The Academy will operate as a “hub of knowledge”, with cutting edge technology for medical professionals in Chennai and beyond.
Through the success of its exclusive healthcare centres in the UK and India, LycaHealth aims to provide funding for affordable and accessible social enterprise healthcare across underprivileged parts of the world in the future.