Healthcare India’s leading multinational chain of diagnostic centers will
be launching soon a Green Field laboratory in Hyderabad. The lab is spread
across 1800 square feet area and will conduct over 100 diversified tests.
Metropolis is one of the first national level laboratory to open a
standalone lab facility in Hyderabad, with capabilities for routine and
specialized testing including hormones, vitamins and tumour markers in the
central location of Hyderabad city. The lab will also cater services to
Andhrapradesh as well as neighbouring cities. Metropolis Healthcare has
invested around 75 lacs in the Hyderabad Green Field laboratory.
‘Green field’ is the term used when a company sets up a new laboratory
instead of acquiring an already existing one. So Metropolis Healthcare
under its banner will be setting up these new laboratories in the towns
from where they are already collecting samples and have a customer base.
Hence now instead of sending the samples to canter’s like Mumbai or
Chennai they will be processed in the referral labs itself, thus reducing
the TAT (Turn around time) and thereby faster reports are available .
Metropolis Healthcare Ltd, India’s leading multinational chain of
diagnostics centers, is now coming up with 15 Greenfield laboratories in
tier II and tier III cities across India The company is likely to make a
total investment of around Rs.15 crores in this fiscal year. These
well-equipped labs will be located in cities like Gorakhpur, Jalandhar,
Amritsar, Lucknow, Allahabad, Udaipur, Agra, Bhopal, Ranchi, Belgaum,
Pondicherry, Kollam, Kottayam.
“We have already selected 10 locations for South and West India and five
locations for North India. With Green Field Labs, Metropolis will be
entering the tier II and tier III cities and this will result in high
growth for the company,” said Ms. Ameera Shah, Managing Director & CEO,
Metropolis Healthcare Ltd.
Metropolis has had many national for introducing new technologies and test
firsts to its credit: It was the first laboratory to introduce HIV
testing, branch DNA technology and real-time ssequential detection systems
to India, and first to offer turnkey laboratory management services for
hospitals and stand-alone labs.
Metropolis Healthcare Ltd. was founded by Dr. Sushil Shah in 1981. The
Board of Directors include Dr. Sushil Shah, Metropolis Healthcare is one
of the India’s leading multinational chain of diagnostic centers across
India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, South Africa and Middle East. It
provides around 4500 specialized tests under a single roof ranging from
oncology to genetics, molecular biology and immunoassays using
best-of-breed and latest diagnostic equipment. Metropolis Healthcare Ltd
has also been recently voted as the sole recipient for the Frost &
Sullivan - 2010 India Excellence in Healthcare Awards - Diagnostic
Services Company of the Year. Ms. Ameera Shah has won prestigious award in
2nd CMO Asia Award as Young Achiever of the year'2011 & Franchisee India -
Young Entrepreneur of the year 2011, eHealth World Expo 2011 – Awarded
Metropolis Healthcare Ltd as “ Best Jury Award” for ICT enabled diagnostic
service provider for the project IT integration of customer service
Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm, has recently
invested up to $85 million in Metropolis Healthcare Ltd. With 65 State of
Art laboratories, Metropolis is a preferred referral center for more than
10000 laboratories, clinicians, hospitals and research institutions across
125 cities India. The CAP, US FDA for the SMO services, NABL accredited
and ISO 15189 certified Metropolis chain of laboratories has over 550
collection centers and is a preferred laboratory for providing quality
testing to over 50, 000 Doctors across the country. Services include
Clinical Referral Laboratory Hospital Laboratory Management, Preventive
Health Checkups, Home Health Services, Site Management Services, Clinical