With the third center of Lotus Hospitals group commissioned in 2015, we decided to explore other potential areas of Hyderabad and its environs; the southern part of the city was void of a dedicated women & children’s hospital. Dilsukhnagar, L.B. Nagar, Karmanghat, Ramanthapur areas of Hyderabad are large urban areas with an increasing population of professionals, businesses and townships. Many residential complexes, both medium to large with gated communities, apartment complexes, etc have already been built and in the process of completion in these areas cater to the accommodation needs of an ever-increasing upper middle population: particularly the education sector professionals working in those areas.
The three areas do not have a quality women’s and children’s hospital nor diagnostic center and only about twenty pediatricians and an equal number of obstetricians and gynecologists practice with clinics and smaller nursing homes catering to their inpatient needs. Two slightly organized Children’s Hospitals function about three kilometres away from L.B. Nagar area in Dilsukhnagar, but the quality of infrastructure and services were average and many patients and families were not happy with what was being provided. A few medium multi-speciality hospitals catering predominantly to the adult population exist (Olive, etc). The focus on women and children is lacking in these centers.
Currently, about 20% of children being treated (both outpatient and inpatient) at the main center of Lotus Children’s Hospital at Lakdikapul hail from these three areas, and several requests have been made over the last few years from parents to set up a center in Dilsukhnagar area. Their main grouse: no decent quality children’s hospital in their area, as well the long distance and commuting time from Dilsukhnagar and L.B. Nagar to Lakdikapul.