Hyderabad, Aug.16 (NSS): Metropolis Healthcare will soon launch a Green Field laboratory here. The lab is spread across 1800 sft and will conduct over 100 diversified tests at a time. Metropolis is one of the first national level laboratories to open a standalone lab facility in Hyderabad, with capabilities for routine and specialized testing including hormones, vitamins and tumour markers in the central location of Hyderabad city. The lab will also cater services to Andhra Pradesh as well as neighbouring cities. Metropolis Healthcare has invested around Rs 75 lakhs in the Hyderabad Green Field laboratory.
‘Green field’ is the term used when a company sets up a new laboratory instead of acquiring an already existing one. So Metropolis Healthcare under its banner will be setting up these new laboratories in the towns from where they are already collecting samples and have a customer base. Hence now instead of sending the samples to canter’s like Mumbai or Chennai they will be processed in the referral labs itself, thus reducing the TAT (Turn around time) and thereby faster reports are available .
Metropolis Healthcare Ltd, is coming up with 15 Greenfield laboratories in tier-II and tier-III cities across India The company is likely to make a total investment of around Rs 15 crores in fiscal year. These well-equipped labs will be located in cities like Gorakhpur, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Lucknow, Allahabad, Udaipur, Agra, Bhopal, Ranchi, Belgaum, Pondicherry, Kollam, Kottayam.
“We have already selected 10 locations for South and West India and five locations for North India. With Green Field Labs, Metropolis will be entering the tier II and tier III cities and this will result in high growth for the company,” said Ms Ameera Shah, Managing Director & CEO, Metropolis Healthcare Ltd.
Metropolis has had many national for introducing new technologies and test firsts to its credit: It was the first laboratory to introduce HIV testing, branch DNA technology and real-time ssequential detection systems to India, and first to offer turnkey laboratory management services for hospitals and stand-alone labs. (NSS)