​Now, a new prototype model for hospital infrastructure

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The Union Health Secretary has launched a few handbooks that provide information on prototype models for hospital architecture. In tune with the Central Government’s initiative to assist States in setting up ambitious healthcare facilities, HLL Infra Tech Services (HITES), a subsidiary of HLL Lifecare (HLL), has developed prototype models for an array of projects, including building of super-specialty hospitals, medical colleges and cancer treatment centers.

These prototype models have been prepared in the form of handbooks, which provide the entire gamut of information on hospital architecture, such as costing and estimation, land requirement, infrastructure and service planning for healthcare facilities. The handbooks also provide information on manpower planning, IT requirements, medical equipment and furniture planning of hospital architecture.

These booklets provide detailed information on building healthcare facilities like a 120-bed super specialty teaching hospital, medical college (with a strength of 100 admissions), mother and child hospital (30-bed, 50-bed and 100-bed), oncology center, dialysis center, wellness center, rehabilitation center, emergency unit and center for ageing (30-bed unit).

One of the handbooks deal exclusively with healthcare solutions for smart cities of future while another provides information on building center for ageing.

The handbooks, in line with the objectives of the National Health Mission (NHM), would give HITES—the executing agency of the Health and Family Welfare Ministry and several State Governments—an edge over its competitors in providing state-of-the-art consultancy services such as infrastructure development, facility management, procurement and allied services.

HITES, India’s only comprehensive healthcare service provider, has developed competencies for project management consultant and biomedical engineering services, procurement of medical equipment, and facility management. Apart from infrastructure development, it has three more verticals: facility management, procurement and consultancy and biomedical engineering services.