Leading South Indian healthcare major KIMS Hospitals on Friday launched its 7th facility, KIMS ICON Hospital, in Visakhapatnam.
Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the 434-bed hospital spread across 17 acres of land and with two million square feet built-up area in the port city in Andhra Pradesh.
The new facility offers an entire spectrum of medical services through 30 departments. With the addition of the Visakhapatnam facility, the total capacity of KIMS hospitals in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh has increased to 2,554 beds.
"KIMS ICON has best medical professionals comprising leading doctors, skilled specialists, paramedical and nursing staff to respond to growing challenges of healthcare in Vizag today," said Dr Bhaskar Rao, MD and CEO, KIMS Hospitals.
"The KIMS network ensures the patients have access to the best doctors and specialists and affordable healthcare is thus just a short distance away," he added.
Addressing the gathering, Venkaiah Naidu said that even though doctors and hospital were providing excellent medical care, the focus should be directed towards early recognition and management of diseases and preventive care. He also said that people in the country must adopt a healthier lifestyle.
KIMS ICON provides state-of-the-art medical facilities, including 12 operation theatres, medical intensive care unit, surgical intensive care unit, 24-hour MRI scan, and cath lab.
After inaugurating the hospital, the Vice President later addressed scientists, staff and faculty members of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital & Research Centre in the coastal town.
Visakhapatnam District Collector Praveen Kumar and District MP from the BJP, K Haribabu, were also present at this event.
Lastly, the Vice President also releasing a book titled 'Colonial Syndrome: The Videshi Mind Set in Modern India', written by Professor Rama Krishna Rao at the Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) in the coastal town.