The Tripura government is planning to give up the 10-storied IGM Hospital building in Agartala to a Delhi-based healthcare institute in pursuant of its objective to turn the state a healthcare hub.
It is likely that the IGM facilities will be given to Medanta Heart Institute for creating a super specialty cardio care infrastructure for all types of latest and complex cardio vascular treatment.
Sources in Agartala informed that , this recommendation was made by the Chief Minister Biplab Kurmar Deb in tune with the BJP government’s objective to convert Tripura to an international healthcare hub.
The Chief Minister already held meeting during his last visit to New Delhi with one of the founders of Medanta and a globally acclaimed cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeon, Padmabhushan Dr Naresh Trehan.
At the meeting with Dr Naresh Trehan, Chief Minister reportedly pointed out that Tripura would be best suited for international healthcare hub considering its close proximity to Bangladesh and the South East Asian countries.
Dr Naresh Trehan is likely to visit Agartala soon to submit a proposal to the state government. Tripura government then will discuss and decide on the modalities and form of collaborations with Medanta.