Landmark Group makes foray into healthcare services
Source: BI-ME , Author: Posted by Bi-ME staff
Posted: Tue June 19, 2012 5:41 pm

UAE.  Landmark Group, one of the region's leading retail and hospitality conglomerate has further diversified its portfolio, foraying into the healthcare industry with iCARE Clinics, primary healthcare clinics for the family.

The first iCARE Clinic was inaugurated today at the Oasis Centre on Sheikh Zayed Road.

Landmark Group plans to invest AED100 million to establish 20 iCARE Clinics across the UAE over the next 2 – 3 years. The second clinic in the network is set to open doors at the Discovery Gardens in Dubai.

Micky Jagtiani, Chairman, Landmark Group, said: “At Landmark Group, it has been our philosophy to provide exceptional value to our customers. This is true for all our retail and hospitality brands. With this new venture for the Group in the healthcare industry, we aim to continue the Group’s philosophy of offering comprehensive facilities and services for the entire family, thereby creating exceptional value.”

Renuka Jagtiani, Vice – Chairperson, Landmark Group, said: “iCARE has been conceptualised as a one point family destination for all primary healthcare needs. Our aim is to offer quality medical expertise in a friendly and warm atmosphere, vital for effective wellness in today’s lifestyle. Our team of doctors, nurses and technicians at iCARE Clinics specialize in providing medical solutions for challenges that arise out of today’s hectic lifestyles, such as food habits, long working hours and a multi-cultural environment.

“Health and well-being is of paramount importance. We studied the market and realised that the need of the hour is a primary healthcare provider who understands that healthcare is not just about medication, but the science of understanding patients, almost like a family physician. We brought in professionals to provide the medical expertise and plan the business model of the clinics. Over the years, Landmark Group has built its reputation by building successful brands, understanding customer needs in the retail and hospitality space. Keeping this in mind, we decided to enter into this sector.”

The Clinics will focus on providing easy access and 365 days care to patients within communities. iCARE Clinics offer a wide range of medical services, including paediatrics; ob/gynaecology; internal medicine; dental; radiology; pathology; family medicine as well as general practitioner (GP) services.

An ambitious venture from the Landmark Group, iCARE Clinics is poised to offer quality treatments across essential domains of healthcare. The clinic offers easy access to health services through a streamlined administration process that facilitates insurance coverage and other patient-needs.

About Landmark Group
Founded in 1973 in Bahrain, the Landmark Group has successfully grown into one of the largest and most successful retail organizations in the Middle East and India. An international, diversified retail and hospitality conglomerate that encourages entrepreneurship to consistently deliver exceptional value, the Group operates over 1200 outlets encompassing over 18 million square feet across the GCC, India, Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Yemen, Libya, Nigeria, Sudan, Kenya and Pakistan.

Landmark Group has a strong workforce of 40,000 employees and provides a value-driven product range for the family through its retail concepts: Centrepoint, Babyshop, Splash, Shoe Mart, Lifestyle, Beautybay, Iconic, Emax, Home Centre, Q Home Décor, Candelite, Max, and Shoexpress. In addition to the brands developed in-house, the Group also holds the franchise rights for some of the world's leading fashion and footwear brands in the countries where it operates.

The Group has also diversified in the leisure, food, hospitality and healthcare segments with Fun City, Spaces, Citymax Hotels, Fitness First, Balance Wellbeing 360mFoodmark, the restaurant division, which operates the Group's own and franchise food outlets and iCare Clinics, primary healthcare clinics for the family.

For more information please visit, www.landmarkgroup.com

 

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