Fortis to open 50 standalone dialysis centres in 2 years

Fortis launched its first standalone dialysis centre in Delhi

Fortis Healthcare (India) said it plans to invest up to Rs30 crore to set up 50 standalone dialysis centres across the country in the next two years for treatment of patients suffering from kidney failure.

In the first phase, the company plans to set up six centres across Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), while the remainder would come up in other metros and Tier-II and III cities.

Our target is 50 centres in the next two years. Depending upon the varied locations across the country, the investment per centre would be in the range of Rs50-Rs60 lakh," Fortis Healthcare (India) CEO Aditya Vij told reporters. The company launched its first standalone dialysis centre in Delhi. The centres would be set up under the brand name, 'Renkare'.

"With Renkare, we will establish a pan-India network of standalone centres that will offer a high quality, convenient and relaxed experience to dialysis patients," Vij added.

According to industry estimates, 8 lakh people suffer from end stage renal disease (ESRD) in India currently, a number which is expected to increase to nearly 9.5 lakh by 2015. "Our mission is to provide a network of quality dialysis centres to the growing populace with kidney failure. We will start with major metros and expand the network to Tier-II and III cities, where access to care is most needed, but often unavailable," Renkare CEO Varun Sethi said.

Fortis Healthcare (India) commissioned its first hospital in 2011 and now has a network of 68 hospitals, with an over 10,000-bed capacity, across the country.

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Godrej Properties signs pact with ICICI Bank

GPL, real estate development arm of Godrej Group, will showcase its sustainable homes, while ICICI Bank will provide an attractive proposition for home loans

Godrej Properties (GPL) said it has signed an agreement with ICICI Bank for promoting housing projects and providing financial services to customers in various geographies.

"We will be launching various promotions for our residential properties across India. With current inflation and increased home loan rates, customers are finding it difficult to invest in their dream home. We hope these offers benefit our customers and make purchasing a home more affordable for them," GPL executive director Pirojsha Godrej said. Under the tie-up, both organisations will host various co-promotional activities for customers in the country as well as for NRIs in the UAE, Singapore, the US and the UK, GPL said in a release. GPL, real estate development arm of Godrej Group, will showcase its sustainable homes, while ICICI Bank will provide an attractive proposition for home loans.

"ICICI Bank has always taken pride in providing effective financial products and enhanced service to our customers. We are happy to associate with Godrej Properties and look forward to mutually help customers to realise their dream home," the bank's executive director, Rajiv Sabharwal, said.

On Thursday, GPL closed at Rs681.50 per share on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 0.32% up from the previous close.

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HDFC Bank to charge Rs500 to close saving bank account

According to the HDFC Bank website, for closure of savings account, the Bank customer, depending on the nature and tenure of his account, will have to pay a fee of Rs500

Private lender HDFC Bank, with the highest proportion of low-cost deposits to total, said that it has raised charges on closure of savings bank accounts and other services as it attempts to hold its customers from flocking to competitors who offer higher rates on these deposits.

According to the HDFC Bank website, for closure of savings account, the Bank customer, depending on the nature and tenure of his account, will have to pay a fee of Rs500 and if the average monthly balance falls below Rs20,000 in non-urban centres, it will charge Rs500 a month.

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COMMENTS

rajan

5 years ago

when shakespeare wrote about merchant of venice he foresaw bankers in india will demand the pound of flesh.Gone are the days of social banking. Now it is commercial profit making banks tht loots the gullible public.

slap RBI

5 years ago

Now, for a savings a/c.



Account Closure Upto 14 days - No charge

15 days upto 6 months - Rs 100/-

Above 6 months - No charge



But web 1/1/12 (HDFC's new year gift)



Account Closure Upto 14 days - No charge

15 days upto 12 months - Rs 500/-

Above 12 months - No idea :-)

*Cash Handling for cash deposit at home branch For non-managed customers



Cash deposit value upto Rs 1 lakh/day - No charge



Above Rs 1 lakh - Rs 25/- per Rs 50,000 or part thereof.


Reserve Bank not only sleeps, it snores... like Kumbhakaran did.



CBI should raid a few of its officials

most funny

5 years ago

*Cash Handling for cash deposit at home branch For non-managed customers

Cash deposit value upto Rs 1 lakh/day - No charge

Above Rs 1 lakh - Rs 25/- per Rs 50,000 or part thereof.

am i wrong

5 years ago

Now, for a savings a/c.

Account Closure Upto 14 days - No charge
15 days upto 6 months - Rs 100/-
Above 6 months - No charge

But web 1/1/12 (HDFC's new year gift)

Account Closure Upto 14 days - No charge
15 days upto 12 months - Rs 500/-
Above 12 months - No idea :-)

Reserve Bank not only sleeps, it snots... like Kumbhakaran did.

CBI should raid a few of its officials

Wrong

5 years ago

Wrong report. This is what is on the website for Savings a/c

Account Closure Upto 14 days - No charge
15 days upto 6 months - Rs 100/-
Above 6 months - No charge

Deepak R Khemani

5 years ago

Have savings A/cs and Demat A/c's with them and have had no reason to complain up to now in the last 10 years but with these type of measures will surely think of switching to some other "Customer Friendly Bank"

chandra shekhar

5 years ago

*i'm not surprised how banks are behaving but, i'm surprised to see the FIRE inside #Sucheta diminish, i believe she is over-burdened with the task in hand ...!
*the same HDFC keeps knocking at your door every now n then but we still like to bank with them ...!!
*the moot 'Q.' is are BANKS acting on behalf of their customers as true-Custodians or they have become MASTERS on their own n don't follow RBI-guidelines ...!!!
reg.,
Chandra Shekhar

bhaskar

5 years ago

What a practice! Instead of matching the rates offered by Yes Bank, Kotak Bank (6%) and others, it is stopping people from switching over.. Can HDFC and SBI do whatever they please like.. Have been a customer of HDFC Bank for some years now and sad to see the deterioration in their concern for customers..

Earlier they used to deposit the cash-back amount directly back to the account after it crosses a threshold value. Now you need to call them up and then only after 7 days will they deposit to your account. Very sure many people will be fooled by this practice.

REPLY

Narendra Doshi

In Reply to bhaskar 5 years ago

Whar are the customer friendly initiatives HDFC Bank has ever taken ? I would really like to know, Bhaskarji.

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