Fortis opens up a super-speciality hospital in Singapore

With the launch of Fortis Colorectal Hospital, the Indian healthcare major Fortis has opened its first specialty colorectal hospital in Singapore.


New Delhi, July 31, 2012: The Indian healthcare major, Fortis Healthcare has opened up a super-speciality hospital – Fortis Colorectal Hospital (FCH) – in Singapore. The new hospital will treat colorectal disorders, according to the company.


It may be noted here that the facility is dedicated to the management of colorectal conditions including colorectal cancer (which is the highest among the cancer patients in Singapore). "Fortis' investment in the treatment of colorectal disease, exemplified in this hospital, is very timely," said Amy Khor, Singapore’s Minister of State for Health.


The company has said that this new facility will focus on education and research in order to improve the quality of colorectal disease treatment in Singapore. "The Fortis Colorectal Hospital in Singapore is an important step in our journey to be a leading provider of healthcare delivery in Asia Pacific. This is our first Greenfield hospital internationally and the 76th in our global network,” said Vishal Bali, Group CEO, Fortis Healthcare.


The company also said that this new facility will be collaborating with the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) to speed up the translational research in the area of colorectal cancer.


It is worth noting here that Fortis Healthcare currently has over 75 hospitals in its portfolio that have over 12,000 beds, 600 primary care centres, 191 day care specialty centres, over 210 diagnostic centres, with over 4,000 doctors and 23,000 employees.


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