New Delhi: Hospital chain Fortis Healthcare (India) on Monday  announced the launch of four new establishments as part of  plan to strengthen its presence in the country, taking its launches to 10 in as many weeks and its bed capacity to 10,270.

Besides setting up new hospitals in Cochin, Bilaspur and Bangalore, the healthcare provider will manage the cardiac care unit at Asansol's HLG Hospital in West Bengal.

“We have met the '10 hospitals in 10 weeks' commitment made on our 10th anniversary,” Fortis (India) CEO Aditya Vij said.

“Location and operational models have been carefully selected to increase access to quality healthcare while maintaining affordability.”

Fortis marks its entry into Kerala with a 45-bed boutique hospital in Cochin, which promises to offer quality healthcare for women under the 'Fortis La Femme' brand.

Expanding its reach in West Bengal, Fortis will operate and manage a 50-bed cardiac care unit at the multi-speciality HLG Hospital in Asansol.

The group also strengthens its presence in the south with what it calls a 'world-class tertiary care hospital', near the Marthahalli junction in Bangalore, which will start operations by 2013.