In order of creation and acquisition Shalby Ltd’s group hospitals are as below:
|Name of Hospital||Number o f beds|
|Vijay Shalby Hospital, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad||20|
|Shalby Hospital, Opp Karnavati Club, S G Road, Ahmedabad||200|
|Vrundavan Shalby Hospitals, Mapusa & Goa||100|
|Usha Shalby Hospital, Vapi, Gujarat||180|
|Krishna Shalby Hospital, Ghuma, Ahmedabad||200|
The hospital acquisitions were a part of taking treatment near to the patient’s own homes and utilising the best practices skills in hospital management that as an institute Shalby had acquired in the past two decades.
Dr Vikram started with a single speciality nursing home with 20 beds in 1994 in Ahmedabad. His beginnings were modest but soon the number of surgeries increased exponentially. The Krishna Heart Institute [KHI] of Ghuma, Ahmedabad, was commissioned in 2000. The newly built state of the art hospital offered the right infrastructure for TKR and Dr Vikram began operating overseas patients in KHI.
TKR patients who were beneficiaries of Health Insurance or their employers were mostly operated in KHI. Also, patients needing other speciality care were better treated in KHI.
The need to have a multi speciality back up for TKR and THR led to his building the first multi speciality hospital in 2007. After that he stopped operating in KHI.
The next two hospitals, this time in Goa, were acquired in 2011. The fifth hospital was bought in Vapi in 2012. The sixth hospital, acquired in 2012, was the greatest acquisition till date, the Krishna Heart Institute [KHI]. As Dr Vikram used to operate at KHI, its acquisition was a major step ahead in getting more beds and high end infrastructure.
KHI was renamed Krishna Shalby Hospital [KSH]. Dr Vikram turned around its dire financial position and achieved breakeven in a matter of ten months. The old style low rise building of KSH looks very beautiful in the lush green surroundings.
Dr Vikram works mainly at the main unit at S G Road and at Krishna Shalby Hospital. He has operated at many hospitals all over India and abroad.