BR Shetty’s Firm to Take Over Two Hospitals in Afghanistan

UAE-based BRS Ventures, founded by Dr BR Shetty of Karnataka, has signed an MoU with the Afghan government for taking over two hospitals and establishing a pharmaceutical unit in Kabul. It would operate and manage Sheikh Zayed Hospital (SZ Hospital) and Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital (WAK Hospital) under the public-private partnership model, a release from BRS Ventures said. The hospitals will be a part of BRS Ventures’ healthcare brand called BR Life. According to the memorandum of understanding, the operations and management of the 82-bed SZ Hospital will be taken up in the phase-1 and 210-bed WAK Hospital in the phase-2, the company said. BRS Ventures will be responsible for the complete refurbishment, rebranding of the hospitals. I am thrilled that we have an opportunity to invest in Afghanistan,” BRS Ventures founder and Chairman Shetty, who hails from Mangaluru, said expressing his gratitude to the president of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani. – Business Standard

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