- New CEO plans to pare $31 million in costs over two years
- Company will also invest $84 million to upgrade facilities
The new chief executive officer at Fortis Healthcare Ltd. plans to cut a fifth of costs to resuscitate India’s second-largest hospital chain after a regulator found it was defrauded of tens of millions of dollars by its former owners.
Fortis is now looking to squeeze spending in everything from energy-efficient light fixtures to automating its business analysis unit and even renegotiating doctors’ salaries. The goal is to reduce expenses by $31 million over the next two years, Ashutosh Raghuvanshi, the CEO who took over in March, said in an interview at the company’s headquarters outside New Delhi. Fresh capital expenditure of $84 million is also in the offing.[Full article @ Bloomberg.com]