Asian Institute of Medical Sciences

South Asia Health

The Asian Institute of Medical Services (Asian), is one of North India’s leading healthcare providers.

Established in 2010, Asian has grown rapidly to become a 775-bed hospital chain focused on bringing specialist facilities, including cardiology, oncology, critical care and orthopaedics, to underserved cities in Northern and Central India.

This investment was made when British International Investment was named CDC Group.

Our investment

In 2017, CDC invested $21 million into Asian to support the company’s growth.

Our capital will be used to fund the company’s continued expansion into Central India where the demand for healthcare is huge and the supply highly constrained.

Expected impact

While quality healthcare has been adopted in many parts of India, hundreds of millions of people in Northern and Central India live in places with limited access to tertiary care, causing them to either miss out on treatment or travel many hours to gain access.

Our investment will increase access to high-quality care for underserved patients in some of India’s poorer cities. The company is looking to expand its capacity in existing sites; it will also open new hospitals in more northern Indian states such as Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand.

This expansion will also create around 2,000 new jobs and deliver training and improved skills for nursing and paramedic staff in these cities, delivered through outreach programs.

Environmental and social aspects

We are working with the company to implement environmental, social and health and safety systems across all of its hospitals. This is being done in parallel with capacity-building activities for Asian staff. 

We are planning resource efficiency improvements, starting with energy and water audits. We are also discussing nursing and paramedic training in Jharkand.

Key facts


Since 2012, we’ve only invested in Africa and South Asia. Investments outside these regions are from our pre-2012 portfolio.

South Asia

We have seven priority sectors. However, we continue to invest outside these sectors, largely in the most challenging regions, as new investment supporting any sector helps to underpin the private sector, and create jobs and livelihoods for people.

Investment type

We provide capital in three broad ways: direct equity, debt, and intermediated equity (principally through investment funds).

Direct Equity
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