Radia enters healthcare biz, Tata inaugurates first hospital
MATHURA: Former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia has ventured into the healthcare business through a new entity, Nayati Healthcare. The first hospital was inaugurated by Ratan Tata in Mathura on Sunday.
Nayati Healthcare plans to open a hospital in Amritsar next, while the Mathura facility would be a hub for cancer treatment in the region, Radia said.
After inaugurating the 351bed multi super-specialty hospital, Tata said: “It is heartening to see a full-fledged specialty hospital being established in Mathura with considerable personal sacrifice, driven by passion and a genuine desire to serve the community.”
The hospital would provide “much-needed medical help and healthcare facilities for the people of the region,” Tata Sons chairman emeritus Ratan Tata said.
The hospital will be a centre of excellence for the whole of north India, Radia said. She added that the ventures are being financed by bank loans. However, specific details were not disclosed.
Radia, once an influential corporate lobbyist, landed in controversy few years back when audio recordings of alleged conversations between her and prominent politicians, businessmen and media persons were leaked.
Subsequently, she wound up her PR business that comprised, among other entities, Vaishnavi Corporate Communications, which counted Tata Group and Unitech among its clients, and of Neucom Consulting, which managed the account of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL).
Tata Sons chairman emeritus Ratan Tata with former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia during the inauguration of Nayati superspecialty hospital in Mathura on Sunday