Pallavi Paul | June 2013
In June 2013, Mr. Ashwajit Singh was interviewed by Doc N Doc magazine for their lead story on “Collapse of Mid-Size hospitals: Myth or Reality?”. The story has been substantiated with the quotes incorporated from Mr. Ashwajit Singh. An extract of Mr. Ashwajit Singh’s quote: “The health system is growing at a very fast pace and mostly through private sector. Small Nursing homes are at one end of the spectrum and large corporate chains are at the other. Mid-size hospitals stand in the middle and some are in multi-specialty domain. Many are facing severe sustainability challenges on account of decreasing footfalls and excess reliance on credit business.
There could be around 9,000 mid-sized hospitals in India out of which about 30 per cent are on the verge of closure. Some of them may be acquired by larger, corporate hospitals and may convert to tertiary care.”