Leading drugmaker, Nicholas Piramal India has announced that its subsidiary Wellspring is partnering with Dr. L H Hiranandani Hospital. This partnership entails the complete outsourcing of the radiology department at Dr. L H Hiranandani Hospital to Wellspring. Dr. L H Hiranandani Hospital is a 130-bedded, state-of-the-art tertiary at quaternary care hospital. It has recently been accorded NABH accreditation, the only hospital in Mumbai and the western region of India to have received this distinction. The hospital has centres of excellence in interventional cardiology, orthopaedics, minimal access surgery, bariatric surgery, human reproduction and aesthetic surgery. Talks are on with pre-eminent healthcare groups in the country to plan for more hospitals in the future. Wellspring is the largest provider of diagnostic services in India and currently has 85 centres spread across 57 locations. It is also the only player that offers end-to-end diagnostic solutions, covering the full range of radiology and pathology tests. As per the agreement, Wellspring will install a state-of-the-art 1.5 Tesla MRI machine costing over Rs 50 million and the first of its kind in the area in Dr. L H Hiranandani Hospital, and will operate the existing radiology facilities within Dr. L H Hiranandani Hospital, including digital X-ray and ultrasound. Wellspring has already been entrusted with the diagnostics facilities of many renowned hospitals, such as Guru Nanak, Lok and Bhakti Vedant in Mumbai; Jeewanmala and Ashlok in Delhi; Mittal in Ajmer and Shanti Nursing Home and Shanbag Nursing Home in Bangalore. It has also entered into a long-term agreement with the Madhya Pradesh Government to establish and run the CT and MRI facilities in Maharaja Yeshwant Rao Hospital in Indore, which are now running successfully.