RI President Shekhar Mehta recently laid the foundation for a 650-bed multi-specialty hospital in Kolkata. The hospital will be a built by the Techno India group on the land owned by the Eastern India Rotary Welfare Trust. Named the Rotary Techno Global Hospital, the proposed 12-storey building will be completed in three years at an estimated investment of ₹300 crore. The group will also manage the Rotary Narayana Eye Hospital that had been operating on a part of the three-acre plot.
Mehta, relating its history said, “Initially we had tied up with Dr Devi Shetty who brought in Sankara Nethralaya; Rotary Narayana Sankara Nethralaya was formed in 2003 through a tripartite arrangement involving the Asia Heart Foundation, Rotary International Medical Institute and Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai.” After Sankara parted in 2007 the hospital was functioning as Rotary Narayana Eye Hospital. “Now Techno India has taken over and will build a multi-specialty hospital,” he added.
The new hospital will have nursing and paramedical training facilities as well, said Techno India group founder Satyam Roy Chowdhury.