Maharashtra is a state in the western peninsular region of India occupying a substantial portion of the Deccan plateau. It is the second-most populous state and third-largest state by area in India. The state covers an area of 307,731 km2 (118,816 sq mi) or 9.84% of the total geographical area of India.It is also the world’s second-most populous subnational entity.
Are you planning to build or restructure or venture in any healthcare venture in Maharashtra ? Looking for information about the major healthcare players in government, private diagnostic centers that are available in Maharashtra ? Are you looking to find out which part of the of the city’s is best to venture in or what all facilities are available and what all should be planned for new setup? In this article Hospaccx Healthcare Consultancy has mapped all on major players in terms of medical facilities and healthcare scenario of Maharashtra.
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Overview of Maharashtra
Maharashtra is bordered by the Arabian Sea to the west, the Indian states of Karnataka and Goa to the south, Telangana & Chhattisgarh to the east, Gujarat and Dadra and Nagar Haveli to the north west, & Madhya Pradesh to the north.
Maharashtra Day recalls the improvement of Maharashtra from the division of the Bombay State on 1 May 1960. Maharashtra Day is frequently associated with parades and political addresses and also services not withstanding different distinctive private and public occasions adulating the history and traditions of Maharashtra.
Connectivity of Maharashtra
Maharashtra has the largest road network in India at 267,452 kilometres. 17 National Highways connect Maharashtra to six neighbouring states. The length of National Highways in Maharashtra is 4688 kilometres. Maharashtra has a large state highway network. 99.5 percent of the villages in the state were connected by all-weather roads as of March 2018. Buses, popularly called ST (State Transport), are the preferred mode of transport for much of the populace. In addition to the government run buses, privately run luxury buses also ply between major towns. Other modes of public transport, such as a seven seater tempo have gained popularity in semi-urban areas.
State of Maharashtra is well-connected to other parts of the country with a railway network spanning 5,983 km between four Railways.
- The Central Railwayand the Western Railway zones of the Indian Railways that are headquartered in Mumbai, at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Churchgate respectively.
- The Nagpur Junctionhas the division, Nagpur (Central) & Nagpur (South East Central) of Central Railway & South East Central Railway
- The Nandeddivision of the South Central Railway that caters to the Marathwada region of Maharashtra.
- The Konkan Railway, a subsidiary of the Indian Railways based in CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbaithat serves the Konkan coastal region south of Mumbai and continues down the west coast of India.
Maharashtra has three international airports:
- Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport(among the busiest airports in India).
- Pune Airportwith flights to Dubai, Frankfurt and Sharjah.
- Nagpur’s Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport.
Nashik Airport serves domestic flights.
Major Cities in Maharashtra
- Navi Mumbai
The State of Maharashtra has been at the forefront of healthcare development in India. Healthcare facilities are being provided by public, private and voluntary sectors from basic to advanced health care services. Public health services aim at providing reliable, accountable, adequate, qualitative, preventive and curative health care to the population with focus on improving maternal and child health. In addition, public health facilities are also provided considering local needs, particularly for tribal and rural communities.
The Government of Maharashtra has created three-tier health infrastructure to provide comprehensive health services. The primary tier comprises of Sub-centres, Primary Health Centres (PHC) and Community Health Centres (CHC). The sub-district hospitals and district hospitals constitute secondary tier whereas, well equipped medical colleges and super-speciality hospitals located in major cities are at tertiary level.
Healthcare Scenario of Maharashtra
To cater need of medical professionals, a number of medical and paramedical institutions including Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) institutions have been set up. Maharashtra includes 10,580 sub-centres, 1,814 PHC, 360 CHC. Based on the data of registered medical practitioners estimated doctor population ratio is 1:1,365 in the State.
Reproductive and Child Health Programme (RCH) – II is being implemented to enhance child health status and population stabilization thereby reducing Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR), Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Total Fertility Rate (TFR). Under the programme, during 2015-16 expenditure of 453.20 crore, during 2016-17 expenditure of 459.01 crore and during 2017-18 upto December expenditure of 207.86 crore was incurred.
National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme is being implemented in Maharashtra for prevention, diagnosis, treatment and control of vector borne diseases. No. of deaths have been reported in 2017-18 are as follows:
Maharashtra needs to increase spending on health to over Rs 74 billion by 2018 to meet challenges in the rising cost of medical care. However, with the growing urbanization there is a need to look at the growing healthcare costs as well. Maharashtra’s health budget needs to be a little more ambitious to overcome the lack of public health and medical facilities and fill in skill gaps of huge vacancies in rural hospitals and other centres as well as PHCs.
Top Government Hospitals in Maharashtra
The earliest medical education and medical care providing institutions in India is The King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEM), located in Mumbai. Established somewhere during 1926, the hospital boasts of 1800 beds, 400 staff physicians, over a lakh inpatients and 2 million outpatients. For most of the underprivileged people in the society, the service is free. The hospital is funded mainly by the Municipal Corporation of Mumbai, it offers undergraduate, postgraduate and super specialty courses for young medical enthusiasts. The King Edward Memorial hospital is the first Indian Medical College to be fully staffed by qualified Indian doctors in India.
Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital is a 1462 bedded hospital located at Sion, Mumbai. This hospital was established in 1947 & Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College was started in 1964. It is affiliated by Medical Council of India.
- Sasson General Hospital (1296 Beds)
Sasson General Hospital is located in Pune & is founded in 1867. The hospital is attached to B. J. Medical College. The hospital includes 1296 beds. The hospital serves the needs of patients from urban and rural Pune. It is also a major referral centre for many of the surrounding districts.
- Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital (800 Beds)
Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital & Research Centre is a charitable, multispeciality hospital located in the heart of Pune. It was founded in 2001, today it is one of the largest hospital in Pune. It is spread across 6 acres with 800 beds.
- Wadia Hospital (305 Beds)
Nowrosjee Wadia Maternity Hospital is 305 bedded hospital located in Mumbai. The Nowrosjee Wadia Maternity Hospital specializes in offering affordable obstetric and gynecological services to women across all sections of society. This hospital is awarded with Best Promising Maternity Hospital in 2015 as well as International Quality Award for Excellence in Maternity Care in 2016.
Top Private Hospitals in Maharashtra
- Bombay Hospital (725 Beds)
Bombay hospital is 725 bedded hospital located in Mumbai. It is founded by Shri Rameshwardasji Birla in 1950.
- Jaslok Hospital (364 Beds)
Jaslok Hospital is a private, full-fledged multi-speciality hospital with 364 beds. Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre in Mumbai was founded by philanthropist Seth Lokoomal Chanrai along with surgeon Shantilal Jamnadas Mehta. The hospital was formally inaugurated on 6 July 1973.Also, it is NABH accredited.
- Nanavati Superspeciality Hospital (350 Beds)
Nanavati Superspeciality Hospital is 350 bedded hospital located in Mumbai. Nanavati hospital includes technologically advanced systems. Currently ,350 consultants, 100 resident doctors, 475 nursing staff and 1500 employees have been working in Nanavati hospital.
- Lilavati Hospital (323 Beds)
Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre is a private hospital located in Mumbai. The hospital was established in 1978 by the Lilavati Kirtilal Mehta Medical Trust. The hospital was started functioning in 1997 with 10 beds and initially had only 22 doctors. Today, it boasts of 323 beds with one of the largest Intensive Care Units (ICUs), most advanced 12 Operation Theaters, more than 300 consultants and manpower of nearly 1,800.
- Fortis Hospital (300 Beds)
Fortis Hospital, Mulund is a JCI accredited, 300 bedded multispeciality tertiary care hospital providing a range of diagnostic and treatment services. They provide service across India including Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Mumbai Suburbans etc.
Top Diagnostic Centres in Maharashtra
- Thyrocare General Diagnostics
Thyrocare Technologies Limited is a chain of diagnostic and preventive care laboratories, based in Navi Mumbai. The company has 1,122 outlets and collection centers across India and parts of Nepal, Bangladesh and the Middle East. Thyrocare was started in 1996, by A. Velumani, ex-scientist at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai, Maharashtra.
- Metropolis Labs
Metropolis Labs is a chain of diagnostic companies, with its central laboratory in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Metropolis Healthcare has a chain of 106 clinical laboratories and 1130 collection centers across 7 countries including India. The healthcare company was founded in 1980. Metropolis was founded by Dr. Sushil Kanubhai Shah in 1980.
- SRL Diagnostics
SRL Diagnostics is an diagnostic company based out in India providing diagnostic services in pathology and radiology. SRL Diagnostics has their headquarter in Gurugram, with corporate offices in Mohali, New Delhi and Mumbai. The company has more than 368 networking laboratories, including 4 Reference Labs, 4 Centers of Excellence, 26 radiology/imaging centers, 39 NABL accredited labs, 4 CAP-accredited labs and a footprint spanning over 5600 collection points in India. Along with this, the company also has large labs in Dubai, Sri Lanka and Nepal, and about 70 different collection points in various countries outside India.
- Medcare Institute of Diagnostics
Medcare Institute of Diagnostics have four decades of experience in healthcare industry. It is well equipped with the latest technology in the fields of PET-CT, Nuclear Medicine, Radiology and Pathology. It is the only such facility between Parel and Pune, where a person can get simple blood tests to whole body health check ups to very highly specialised investigations like PET-CT done. Some of the top-notch Internationally trained Doctors from Mumbai’s leading Hospitals are associated with Medcare Institute of Diagnostics as faculty members. It is a patient friendly facility, spread over more than 10,000 sq ft area with ample parking space.
To conclude, Maharashtra is second-most populous state of India. Mumbai is capital of Maharashtra & source of revenue generation in healthcare sector as many good healthcare providers are located in Mumbai. Also, many health schemes are being implemented by government of Maharashtra to improve healthcare scenario.
Above is the superficial and macro level survey if you need a refined market and financial feasibility or any other study related to healthcare is required you can contact us: hospaccx healthcare business consulting Pvt Ltd on : [email protected] or [email protected] or you can visit our website on www.hhbc.in.