Zydus Hospitals has acquired the assets of Columbia Asia Hospital in Ahmedabad, a city in India, for an undisclosed amount.

Located across 100,000ft2 area, the 99-bed tertiary care centre was founded in 2014.

Currently, Zydus Hospitals provides critical care at Ahmedabad and Anand in Gujarat.

This acquisition will allow Zydus Hospitals to establish a cancer care centre close to its hospital in Ahmedabad.

The cancer care centre will feature advanced technology for diagnostics and treatment.

Zydus Hospitals founder Pankaj R. Patel said: “As a group, we have always believed in offering the very best in terms of technology, innovation, quality and patient-centric services. We believe that, with this new addition in our fold, we will be able to expand our operations rapidly and offer comprehensive cancer care to the people of Gujarat.”

Zydus Hospitals in Ahmedabad is located over 750,000ft2 area, and has 14 specialty ICUs with over 160 beds including cardio thoracic, paediatric, cardiac ICUs, neonatal, transplant, neurology and critical care ICUs.

Out of the total 550 beds in the hospital, 30% are intensive care beds.

It has 1,000 employees including full time specialists, nurses and paramedics.

It provides treatment in core specialties such as trauma care, diabetes and endocrinology, cardiac care, critical care, orthosciences, renal sciences and neuro sciences.

Currently, it offers liver and kidney transplants and will shortly provide heart, lung, pancreas and bone marrow transplants too.

It has a 20-bed emergency medicine department, 12 isolation rooms, 50-bed dialysis centre, advanced cath labs, OPD spread over 45,000ft2.

The hospital is accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH).

The Zydus Hospitals in Anand is a 180-bed facility, offering in-patient, out-patient, day care treatment, surgery, emergency and trauma care.

The Anand facility is also NABH accredited. It is claimed to be the first hospital in the state of Gujarat to receive the certification for nursing excellence.