The emergence of corporate hospitals in Indian metropolises

The Indian healthcare is undergoing major transformations. The economic liberalization, the continuous decrease of public investment in healthcare has created a new frame in the supply of healthcare. In this renewed context, the corporate hospitals try to tap the middle class market by offering high quality treatment and first class amenities to their patients.

The main focus of this research (PhD) is to describe and analyze the spatial consequences of the emergence of this new class of actors. Considering the corporate hospitals as an innovation in the Indian hospital sector, we will analyse their diffusion over the past 20 years in the Indian metropolises (Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai) and their various impacts of the rest of the hospital sector. By studying spatial strategies of corporate hospitals we aim at revealing the transformations faced by the Indian economic geography and the rejuvenated role played by metropolises in that regard.

Institutional partnerships

- Go to the website Université de Rouen, Département de geographie (Rouen, France)

Articles

- "De la planification au marché. La privatisation du secteur hospitalier en Inde (1947-2007)", written by LEFEBVRE Bertrand edited by Transcontinentales, December 2007Paris, No. 5 (39-55 pages).

Presented Papers

- "Medical tourism in India and Thailand: an heterotopia in the time of globalization", written by BOCHATON Audrey, LEFEBVRE Bertrand for Asia Research Institute. Took place in National University of Singapore, Singapore, September 7th – 9th 2006.
- "Studying Medical Tourism in India and Thailand: The challenges of a multi-sited fieldwork", written by BOCHATON Audrey, LEFEBVRE Bertrand for Asia Research Institute. Took place in National University of Singapore, Singapore, September 5th – 6th 2006.
- "Consumerism and Healthcare: Reading the corporate hospitals in Delhi", written by LEFEBVRE Bertrand for IIAS-CERI-CSH-ICS. Took place in Indian International Centre, New Delhi, India, November 7th – 9th.
  • Participants :
    Charles-Noel EBANG
    Olivier TELLE