Company: AUSTRALIAN HOSPITAL DESIGN GROUP
In the past five years, the Australian Hospital Design Group, AHDG, developed several hospital and other healthcare facilities in Asia. Although its initial focus was on South East Asia, the organisation recently became involved in several projects in India.
In early 1998, AHDG undertook a series of visits to India. By 2001, AHDG was involved in the planning of a 500 bed facility in Chennai and negotiating to plan and build similar facilities in Mumbai and Delhi. AHDG provides health planning, architectural and engineering services and also plans to provide health professional education and training to build Indian capacities in these areas.
AHDG believes increasing wealth and acceptance of private health practices is translating into strong potential in the Indian private health market. It finds Indian partners prefer them to commit to the ongoing operation of a project once it is completed. If Australian firms make a long term commitment to the market, undertake careful due diligence on potential partners, build strong face to face relationships and undertake careful negotiations, they can enjoy considerable success.
Source: Australian Hospital Design Group, 2001.