We are one of the leading multi-disciplinary integrated private healthcare services providers in southern India, operating a chain of multispecialty hospitals with focus on tertiary and quaternary healthcare. We have evolved as the largest corporate healthcare group in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana with our network of six hospitals. We offer a comprehensive bouquet of healthcare services across specialties and super specialties through our network of six hospitals under the “KIMS Hospitals” brand. Our flagship hospital at Secunderabad, is one of the largest private hospitals in India at a single location (excluding medical colleges), with a capacity of 1,000 beds. Spread across six cities in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, our hospitals provided services to over 638,529 patients (including inpatients and outpatients) in fiscal year 2017.
Led by Dr Bhaskar Rao Bollineni, Managing Director and CEO of our Company, a renowned cardio-thoracic surgeon, we have grown from a single hospital to a chain of multispecialty hospitals, both organically and through strategic acquisitions. The oldest hospital in our network was established in 2000 at Nellore, by our Corporate Promoter, BRMH, with a capacity of approximately 200 beds and, as of September 30, 2017, our hospital network has grown to six multispecialty hospitals in six cities, with a total capacity of 2,120 beds, including 1,705 operational beds. We established our flagship hospital at Secunderabad in 2004 with a capacity of 150 beds, regularly adding further capacity taking the total bed capacity to 1,000, as on September 30, 2017. We believe that affordability and quality of healthcare services provided by us and track record of building long-term relationships with medical professionals and doctors, including through equity participation by them in the companies through which we operate our hospitals, has enabled our growth and helped us build a strong name for ‘KIMS Hospitals’, which will enable us to further establish the brand in India.
We operate and manage all our hospitals, which we believe, provides us with greater control over our facilities, and helps us in our endeavor to deliver high quality and affordable healthcare services. Through our portfolio of well-established, matured facilities and newly established facilities, we provide treatment for complex and chronic diseases covering secondary, tertiary and quaternary healthcare. In addition to providing core medical, surgical and emergency services, we provide complex and advanced quaternary healthcare in various specialties under disciplines such as neurosciences, cardiac sciences, oncology, orthopaedics, renal sciences, organ transplantation and gastric sciences.
Our hospitals are equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment and employ practices and policies which help us provide quality healthcare services to our patients. We were one of the first hospitals in Hyderabad to install 4-Arm HD da Vinci Robot technology at our hospital at Secunderabad. Our flagship hospital at Secunderabad, and our hospital at Rajahmundry, have been accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers, India (“NABH”) and NABH accreditation is in process for our hospital at Kondapur. Our hospital at Secunderabad is accredited with ISO 9001:2015 certification and has also been accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (“NABL”). Our hospital situated at Secunderabad was awarded the ‘Healthcare Excellence Award’, by the Indo Global Healthcare Summit and Expo, in 2015. It has also received awards from the Association of Healthcare Providers (India) (“AHPI”) for nursing excellence in 2015 and for ‘Patient Friendly’ hospital in 2017. In 2017, it was awarded the best hospital of the year in the multispecialty hospital category in Hyderabad by the Times Healthcare Achievers Awards and in 2016 received the Pharmacie De Qualite certification from Bureau Veritas. Further, it was the first hospital in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to have been Green OT certified in 2016. It is also has been the laureate of the Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control CSSD Center of Excellence Sliver Award 2015-2016. Neurology India Journal has ranked the neurology department at our hospital at Secunderabad as the third biggest centre in India on the basis of valume of epilepsy surgeries performed, as on July 31, 2016.
In addition to healthcare services, we also conduct medical education programmes through our affiliations with state medical boards and universities, for various broad and super specialties at our hospitals at Secunderabad and Rajahmundry, including for DNB, under graduation, post-graduation, PhD and diploma programmes. We are also affiliated with Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences and the Andhra Pradesh Para Medical Board.
As of September 30, 2017, we had 766 doctors (including 383 doctors engaged on consultancy basis), 1,862 nursing staff and 1,002 paramedical staff and 1,997 administrative staff.