Bangalore: Manipal Cure and Care Pvt. Ltd (MCC) plans to set up a so-called wellness chain that will have consulting doctors who focus on preventive health care.
Somnath Das, chief operating officer, MCC, said the company plans to hire doctors with four-five years’ experience to advise customers. “We are not going to operate as a hospital. We are not treating patients. We will offer health check-ups and advice, health-care products and beauty treatments under one roof. As health consultants, we would provide preventive monitoring with a focus on wellness and not on illness,” said Das.
The company, part of the Manipal Group, which has interests in education and health care, runs one outlet, branded Cure and Care, in Ahmedabad. It plans to open the second in Bangalore next week and, according to Das, it will open seven more across cities such as Pune, Baroda, and Mumbai by 31 March. Das said the company would spend around Rs30 crore in this period in setting up stores.
He said the company would charge customers Rs250 for a consultation.
Das said MCC would focus on posture-related problems resulting in neck or back pain that account for 30% of all orthopaedic and neurological problems in the country.
MCC will also offer health assessment packages including tests for diabetis, cardiac problems, liver ailments, and HIV/AIDS.