The company, which did a lot of inorganic growth outside the country in 2011-12, started selling off its overseas assets to reduce debt and focus on expansion in India.

In the last six months, Fortis sold of some of its key businesses, including Fortis Hoan My Medical Corporation to Chandler, stake in Australia’s Dental Corporation Holdings and its Hong Kong-based Quality Healthcare Medical Services to Bupa.

In this interview, Bali explains Fortis’ strategy behind selling these assets, aggressive growth plans for India and creating a healthy debt-equity position. He also talks about plans for SRL, macroeconomic challenges and opportunities in the Indian healthcare sector.

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