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    MCC to expand retail network

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    (MCC), the retail initiative of (MEMG), has planned to expand its network of healthcare centres in the next six months, by launching two centres in NCR, and one each in Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.

    Addressing the media, Somnath Das, chief operating officer, Manipal Cure and Care, said, “We plan to open 50 centres by 2011 and will look at further expansion in Indian and global markets through our sub-brands Mask, Smile, Xpresscare and Foot Solutions. The ACHSI certification will play a crucial role in the quality of service delivery.”

    Last year, in an exclusive disclosure to Indiaretailing, at the launch of their first centre, , CEO and chariman, Manipal Education and Medical Group, had said: “We see a huge opportunity in the health and wellness segment to extend our leadership in healthcare and healthcare education to the booming retail sector. We will offer evidence-based preventive, wellness and beauty solutions in a friendly retail environment.”

    Formed in January 2007, MCC currently has centres at Ahmedabad and Bengaluru. MCC centres are established in two different formats across malls, neighbourhoods and high streets. MCC is also the first Indian retail healthcare company to receive the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards International (ACHSI) certification.