Current Status: Meerut has sizable number of clinics and specialized hospitals with care cost just under half of which prevails in Delhi,the nearest centre. But sector has not grown to its potential due to frequent regulatory changes and statutory requirements. Meerut has significant number of reputed doctors and specialists. Meerut has potential to become a hub for medical instruments, dental care and orthopaedics. Hospitals have significant forward and backward linkages with technicians, nurses, paramedics, pharmacists, civic amenities, sewage disposal. By ignoring one, we are blocking the prospects of an entire chain.
Support Required: A similar approach as that of Constructions needs to be adopted. Old clinics built on the then prevailing regulation cannot be expected to move to new regulations, particularly with regard to location and size.