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CEO's DESK

Rupak Barua

Group CEO & Director, AMRI Group of Hospitals

Mr. Rupak Barua is a name well-known in the healthcare sector of India. He did his Post-Graduation in Marketing and successfully completed MDP in Hospital Management from IIM (Ahmadabad) and IIM (Bangalore).

In a career spanning more than three decades, he has led several teams in major corporate hospitals across Kolkata, his scope of responsibilities increasing with every step. Starting his career in the 1980s, Mr Barua rose up the ranks, gathered a fount of knowledge and experience in different aspect of the healthcare industry. In many ways a pioneering force in private healthcare, he currently heads the AMRI Hospitals Ltd. as Chief Executive Officer and Director.

Before taking up the mantle as leader of AMRI Hospitals Ltd, Mr Barua headed the BM Birla Heart Research Centre, India's 1st NABH accredited hospital, as Chief Executive Officer. Before that he led overall operations at Eastern India's first corporate hospital, Calcutta Medical Research Institute (CMRI), as the Chief Operating Officer (COO). He also played a pivotal role in transforming CMRI from a Trust-run hospital to a truly corporate healthcare service provider of prestige and repute.

A man who has played leadership roles in prestigious hospitals like Wockhardt, Peerless, and Duncan Gleneagles, among others, Mr Barua is currently the Secretary of the Association of Hospitals of Eastern India (AHEI) and Co-Chairman, Healthcare Sub-Committee of the Confederation of Indian Industries (Eastern Region). He is a well-known and active member of several other social bodies and has played a crucial role in changing the perception and improving ground conditions of the private healthcare delivery system in Kolkata, and Eastern India.

A deft administrator, he has an insight into every aspect of managing a hospital, personifying in himself qualities like dedication, determination and dynamism. His ability to handle critical situations has earned him accolades from different quarters. A planner with an eye for details, he has always remained ahead of the curve, planning fresh and dynamic strategies in marketing for the healthcare Industry. His perennial stress on teamwork to provide best and quality services to patients has earned him applause from within the healthcare industry.

Prior to his current position he has also worked in many leading hospitals like Wockhardt, Peerless, and Duncan Gleneagles to name a few.

CEO's Speak

We are happy to announce that AMRI Hospitals, one of the most trusted names in healthcare, is back on its growth track. We are in the process of introducing sweeping changes to infuse the Group with new vigour. AMRI today ensures enhanced goals, improved trust, clarity of vision, precise delivery, and strategic decisions. In keeping with the Group's ethos of providing best quality services at competitive rates, AMRI Hospitals today is managed by professionals of the highest order.

We have started business process re-engineering with a focus on the Group working in a more comprehensive manner, rather than like individual units. It is imperative that each unit follows the Group's SOPs, which are being chalked out, keeping in mind patient safety and quality service. The Group's HR Department is focusing more on talent acquisition and management.

We are in the phase of consolidation and stabilization of our existing projects. Besides the three hospitals and one day care clinic in Kolkata, we have launched the 400-bed tertiary care unit, AMRI Hospital-Bhubaneswar, located on the Khandagiri By-pass. The unit has not just been able to fill the void of highly-advanced multi-super specialty healthcare facility in Odisha, it has emerged s the 'Best in its Class' within a sit span of time.

AMRI Hospital-Dhakuria continues to serve as it has for more than two decades and out unit at Mukundapur, which initially began as a Women and Children hospital, has become Eastern India's first 'Boutique Hospital', offering technology-driven tertiary care services. Even AMRI Hospital-Salt Lake and AMC, the day care clinic on Southern Avenue, has been providing state-of-the-art services in a variety of disciplines, from eye and dental care to IVF.

We have embarked on an ambitious plan of investing Rs. 1,000 crore over the next five years, setting up an annexe unit at Mukundapur, which will continue to provide advanced healthcare services, which have become the hallmark of the unit. We are striding ahead to break new grounds and position AMRI Group as one of the fastest growing healthcare players of eastern India.

I wish you all health and happiness.

Rupak Barua
Group CEO

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