Ujala Cygnus

Strengthening last-mile tertiary healthcare delivery to vulnerable population


As on August 2023


Patients treated at hospitals


People served through community health camps

Samridh support

Through SAMRIDH’s support, Cygnus aims to increase access to good quality in-patient services and emergency care to underserved communities in small towns. Additionally, this partnership will add two new units in Varanasi and Kanpur and a few other tier-2/3 locations. These units will provide high quality low cost specialised critical treatment to the surrounding population of the two cities and free treatment under government’s monitored and funded Ayushman Bharat Yojana for low-income households. It will also increase the operational efficiencies of the existing 18 hospitals in the Cygnus network and solve the problem of deficient intensive care treatment in far flung surrounding areas of partner hospitals in the network.

Geographical Focus
  • Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir and Delhi
Potential Impact
  • 38,880

    + in-patients access to timely intervention
  • 40,000

    lives impacted through free consultation
  • Treat about


    heart attack patients in the “golden hour”


Of all accredited facilities by NABH, only about 2000 facilities of the 79,000 facilities are accredited till date.

Rural India lacks the necessary healthcare infrastructure and skilled manpower to manage serious medical emergencies and run intensive care units in accordance with cutting-edge critical care standards. Access to emergency care within the “golden hour” is insufficient or inadequate in tier 2 and 3 cities, which eventually results in increased out-of-pocket expenses. Doctor patient ratio is low in India which dips further in tier 2 / 3 cities. In addition, the majority of the hospitals are small to medium size (< 100 beds) in India and a very few of them are accredited with NABH. Small to medium hospitals face challenges in putting systems and processes in place in order to get accredited and need hand holding.

Ujala Cygnus aims to upgrade and provide additional services to existing hospitals in tier 2/3 cities while maintaining quality measures in order to get NABH accreditation. Under the government-managed and-funded Ayushman Bharat Yojana, Cygnus seeks to provide high quality, low cost, specialised critical care as well as free treatment for low-income households. To take this effort further, Ujala Cygnus institutionalised centres for excellence in intensive care, neurology and cardiology. The major healthcare services offered by Ujala Cygnus Hospitals are trauma, cardiology, cardiac surgery, high end critical care, neurosurgery, orthopaedics & joint replacement, gastroenterology, oncology, paediatrics and neonatology and advanced laparoscopy.