Multi-Disciplinary ICU Setup Services


As on February 2024


Hospitals supported with ICU services across Bihar, Himachal and Uttar Pradesh

Geographical Focus
  • Pan India with focus on Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, and Uttar Pradesh
Potential Impact
  • Setup and operationalize


    ICUs in


    states with more than


    ICU beds

Samridh support

SAMRIDH has provided CIPACA a recoverable grant to establish and operate eight new ICUs across India with a special focus on Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, and Uttar Pradesh. The support covers 8 months of operational expenses for CIPACA, resulting in an ~6x leverage over funds committed. CIPACA further plans to raise at least INR 20.0 Cr in equity, which will further increase its leverage to ~10x. With the support provided, CIPACA aims to enhance critical healthcare access in underserved rural and tribal areas as well as aspirational districts by providing comprehensive medical services, procuring necessary equipment and medications, ensuring high-quality ICU setup, and building skilled ICU teams.

In India, 60% of hospital beds are in urban areas, catering to just 30% of the Indian population.[1]

There are an estimated 2.3 ICU beds per 100,000 population.[2]

With <5000 trained intensivists, mostly in urban areas, there is a severe shortage of critical care services .[3]

India faces a significant challenge in providing healthcare to its 65 per cent rural population. The distribution of doctors heavily favours urban regions, leading to a shortage of healthcare professionals in rural and peri-urban areas. This disparity results in limited critical care facilities and insufficient hospital beds for rural residents, making access to quality healthcare a major concern. Additionally, the lack of infrastructure and skilled medical personnel leads to overwhelming patient loads, especially affecting vulnerable groups like the elderly and those with mobility issues. During emergencies, the need to transport patients to urban centers causes logistical difficulties, delays, and financial strain for patients and their families, often resulting in fatalities due to the unavailability of critical care facilities in rural settings.

ICU Setup Support

CIPACA aims to bridge the critical care gap prevalent in rural and suburban areas of India. CIPACA offers a team of ICU experts, nurses, paramedics, and business professionals. It functions as a lifeline for the underserved Indian communities, committed to delivering high-quality critical care. Addressing the significant disparity in rural healthcare, CIPACA focuses on establishing advanced ICUs that adhere to global care standards, equipped with cutting-edge monitoring systems, ventilators, and specialized equipment. Moreover, the organization focusses on deploying expert personnel, including ICU specialists proficient in handling complex cases, and ensures sustainable management by providing ongoing support and training to local staff for the continuous operation of these units.

With SAMRIDH’s financial support, CIPACA is expanding its ICU network by establishing and upgrading eight new ICUs across India, particularly targeting marginalized populations in rural, tribal, and aspirational districts, with a focus on Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, and Uttar Pradesh. The support aims to scale up CIPACA’s presence in tier 3/4 towns, setting up and fully operationalizing eight ICUs with over 75 beds collectively, training healthcare teams, improving medical outcomes, and reducing morbidity and mortality rates.