Ranchi: Health services in Jharkhand are set to get better as some of the top private hospital groups of the country have shown interest in opening branches of their super specialty hospitals in the state.

Five private hospitals have qualified the technical bid for the super specialty hospital in the state capital, an initiative of the Ranchi Industrial Area Development Authority (RIADA) through Public-Private-Partnership Model.

Highlighting that health services have developed into an industry in themselves, RIADA, secretary R Das said, “Considering hospitals under industrial sector, RIADA decided to establish super specialty hospital on PPP model. Moreover, Ranchi was in a dire need of a specialised hospital from a long time.”

The five companies include Apollo Hospital, Chennai, Fortis Healthcare India Limited, New Delhi, Ultra Home Naveen Hospital, Noida and AMRI, Kolkata.

For construction of the advanced hospital at Tupudana, RIADA will provide 3.5 acres of land. In the proposed 200-bed hospital, all kind of facilities will be available which will prevent the locals from moving to metropolitan cities for treatment.

Application for financial tender will be invited only after the Cabinet's approval.

JPN/Bureau