Metropolis Health Services Partners With Bangalore Based Rv Diagnostic Laboratory

Metropolis Health Services (I) Ltd, India’s premier corporatised diagnostic centre chain today, announced its partnership with the Bangalore based RV Diagnostics laboratory. Plans to invest additional 20 crores in Karnataka in the coming 5 years
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Sept. 23, 2008 - PRLog -- Only NABL-accredited laboratory in Malleswaram to get international recognition through NABL (Wing of Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt of India) accreditation, ISO 15189 standards
RV Metropolis to provide a comprehensive 3600 test-menu with latest technology under one roof
To start new ambit of services like Home Health, Wellness solutions, Site Management Organization among others
Metropolis plans to invest additional 10-20 crores in the coming 5 years in Karnataka
Metropolis to increase collection centres in the state to 30-40 from 5-10 currently.

Metropolis Health Services (I) Ltd, India’s premier corporatised diagnostic centre chain today, announced its partnership with the Bangalore based RV Diagnostics laboratory. The new Joint venture will provide over 3,600 routine, highly specialized tests using latest technologies.  The laboratory operating 365 days a year will offer a wide array of services to choose from which include Referral pathology & Imaging Services, Preventive Health check ups, Home health services, Wellness solutions, Clinical Trial Services and Site Management Organization under one roof.

The laboratory will also offer the four latest packages introduced by Metropolis recently - PACE (for corporate), Soul to Soul (pre-marital health check up), Preconception and Bodywatch (Comprehensive health package).

Metropolis is jointly promoted by Dr. Sushil Shah & Dr. G. S. K. Velu. On the occasion, Dr. Velu, Managing Director, Metropolis Health Services said, “It is our privilege to partner with RV Diagnostic; they have been around for 19 years and together we are looking forward to provide the best of services and technologies to the residents of Bangalore. Through this venture we will make available over 3,600 hi-end tests, latest technologies and new array of services like Home Health, wellness solutions to residents in Bangalore. Through our set up in Bangalore, we wish to establish our network across the state and offer a comprehensive range of quality tests and latest technology to everyone.”

Dr. Ravi Kumar H. N., MD, DCP, Managing Director, RV Diagnostic Laboratory, also shared his enthusiasm about the partnerships, “We are delighted to partner with Metropolis Health Services. Through this tie up, we plan to leverage the latest technology Metropolis offers, simultaneously offering value-added services to our clients. In addition, this partnership greatly enhances credibility by being associated with a brand with such international presence and acceptance.”

The partnership is one of the many steps Metropolis has taken to ingress into Karnataka. Presently Metropolis has a presence in Mangalore & Bangalore.  In the coming years Metropolis plans to expand its foot hold in other parts of Karnataka viz Hubli, Belgaum, Hosur(outskirts of Bangalore) & Mysore.

Ms. Ameera Patel, Executive Director, Metropolis Health Services commented, “We consider Karnataka as one of the most important locations, strategically. We have made approximately Rs. 10 crores worth of investments in Karnataka and plan to invest another Rs. 10-20 crores in the coming 5 years. At present there are about 5-10 collection centres which should increase to another 30-40 in the coming years. Through our latest technology, quality control and accreditations, we plan to offer the finest services to the people of Karnataka.”

Metropolis continues to play an important role in the corporatization and streamlining of the diagnostic industry. It has entered into various partnerships both nationally and internationally, and has emerged as the only laboratory in India with international presence.

Some of the recent ventures:

Recent National Ventures:

·         Desai Metropolis, Surat, Gujarat- Joint venture -2007

·         Lister Metropolis, Chennai, Satellite Lab in AnnaNagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu -2008

·         Prabhadevi Wellness Center, Mumbai- New branch opening-2008

·         Metropolis Health Services (I) Ltd, Kolkata, New laboratory -2008

·         Public Private Partnership with the Government of Bihar -2008

·         Merry Gold Network, Uttar Pradesh -2008

·         Metropolis Alleppey, Metropolis Perambovor, Metropolis Kannur- New laboratories in Kerela- 2007-2008

Recent International Ventures:

·         South Africa – Partnership with old mutual insurance company

·         Srilanka- Opened 60 odd collection centres

·         Star Metropolis, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE – new branch opening

·         Metropolis South Africa (2)-Cape town- new branch opening

About Metropolis Health services (I) Ltd.

Metropolis Health Services (I) Ltd. was founded by Dr. Sushil Shah in 1981. India’s first corporate diagnostic centers chain with global presence like Srilanka, UAE, South Africa, USA and Thailand. Metropolis provides over 3600 specialized tests under a single roof ranging from oncology to genetics, molecular biology and immunoassays using best-of-breed and latest diagnostic equipment. Metropolis is a preferred referral center for more than 20,000 laboratories, clinicians, hospitals and research institutions across the nation. The CAP, CLIA (USA), NABL accredited and ISO 9002 certified Metropolis chain of laboratories has over 350 franchisees and is a preferred partner for providing quality testing to over 10,000-referral network across the country. Services include Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Radiology & Imaging Services, Hospital Laboratory Management, Central Laboratory Services for Clinical Trials, Site Management Services, Home Health Services, Preventive Health Check ups and Remote Pathology Testing Services.

About RV Diagnostic Laboratory:

Started in 1989, by two doctors, RV Diagnostic laboratory has now grown to be the leader in diagnostics in Bangalore with a large team of pathologists, microbiologist, biochemist, radiologist, laboratory technicians, radiologists etc. It has the distinction of getting accreditation by the N.A.B.L. (National Board for Accreditation of Testing & Calibration laboratories). It is the first laboratory in this part of Bangalore city (Malleswaram) to get this unique recognition for maintaining the quality standards as per international guidelines. It is also the second laboratory in Bangalore City to get ISO /IEC 17025 in the year 2003 for all its scope of activities. In 2006, it is upgraded to ISO 15189 standards, which is a revised standard for clinical laboratories. Only few labs in India have achieved this distinction. The laboratory is open all the 365 days of the year. R.V. Lab follows high-end quality control and its biochemistry department consists of the most advanced, fully automated state-of-the-art, cost-effective diagnostic equipments.

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