Narayana Hrudayalaya plans health city in Mexico

by Dave

Implementation of this ‘health city’ idea is long overdue. With 46 million Americans without health insurance, and increasing number of them retiring baby boomers with insufficient or no insurance coverage due to preexisting medical conditions, it is only logical that the medical tourism and overseas living trend will accelerate for older Americans in the years to come. Besides health care facilities in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, full-fledged retirement villages can be built by Indian companies to cater to retiring Americans with lifetime savings under $200,000 and monthly pensions under $1500.
The Economic Times

Indian hospital major Narayana Hrudayalaya plans to set up a health city in Mexico that will also cater to patients from the US. “Our next project will be a health city in Mexico. We may tie up with some American hospitals for this project,” said Devi Shetty, eminent cardiologist and chairman of the Narayana Hrudayalaya group of hospitals.

“The health city in Mexico will be a 3,000 to 5,000-bed facility and we are looking for joint ventures,” he said adding that the government of Mexico had requested the group to set up a large health facility.

Sources said the health city would come up either in Mexico City, the capital of Mexico or at Guadalajara, the second largest city in Mexico. Shetty said the proposed health city would also cater to the requirements of patients from America.

“We foresee healthcare delivery problems in the United States. They also have problems in undertaking a 20-hour journey to India for heart and other surgeries. As Mexico is closer to America, they will find it easy to undergo treatment there,” he said.

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