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Wipro Infotech To Focus On Healthcare Segment

Wipro Infotech said it would form a new vertical to offer technology solutions to the healthcare segment. The company is expecting a robust growth opportunity in this segment, as India is witnessing a mushrooming of specialty hospitals, day-care surgical centres, reports said.

The company plans to offer a suite of solutions - from hardware like PCs or servers to consulting services.

With this new vertical, the company wants to get into Tier II and III cities. It has tied up with an South Indian oncology company to provide services that would involve setting up its HR, payroll and ERP systems.

Vice President -Business Solutions Division Sairam Jagannathan said, "With demand for healthcare services expected to be driven by both urban and rural markets in the coming decade, increasing penetration of both private and government health insurance schemes is expected to increase healthcare coverage."

More super specialty centres are expected to come up in the areas of heart, cancer, eye, maternal and child care, and cosmetology, the company believes.

The healthcare sector deploying IT engineers is seeing a huge amount of attrition as IT companies look to poach them. This, in turn, is affecting the healthcare sector and this is an area where Wipro feels that its services will come in handy. "Outsourcing to Wipro will free these hospitals from IT maintenance issues," he said.

Wipro Infotech, the India and Middle East arm of Wipro, focuses on IT implementations in emerging markets such as India.

by RTT Staff Writer

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