November 30, 2023

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hcg: What got HCG out of the sickbed: right doses of investment, pruned costs, and financial discipline

From left, B S Ajaikumar, Executive Chairman, Healthcare Global Enterprises; Raj Gore, CEO, Healthcare Global Enterprises; image courtesy: HCG


HCG built clinical expertise for cancer as well as good quality and technologically advanced hospitals. But it faltered on financial performance by going on a debt-funded expansion. CEO Raj Gore and his team set out to correct that, and the results are showing. HCG’s debt has come down and return ratios have started improving. Will it get stronger from here?

India’s burden of non-communicable diseases has been escalating and one of the key areas of concern is the growing incidence of cancer. Under-diagnosis, under-reporting, insufficient infrastructure, and limited awareness have exacerbated the problem.With the continuing rise in cancer cases, oncology is one of the fastest-growing segments in the Indian healthcare market. In FY19, the cancer-care market in the country was estimated at INR16,500

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