Private medical clinic operator MedLife has invested EUR 500,000 in a gastroenterology unit within MedLife Favorit clinic, the company has announced. MedLife expects to have 6,000 patients for the unit each year, with an average of 500 patients each month. The company expects the revenues generated by this addition to have an important weight in the estimated budget for the MedLife Favorit clinic. The new specialized unit follows the opening of similar ones on psychiatry, maternal medicine, which includes an in-vitro fertilization department and a medical recovery unit. MedLife was set up in 1996. It currently runs four hyperclinics in Bucharest and across the country, five laboratories and medical centers in Cluj – Napoca, Arad, Brasov, Ploiesti and Navodari. It also owns private hospital Life Memorial Hospital, a EUR 12 million investment. The company employs 1,000 people and is owned by Societe Generale, the Marcu family and the International Finance Cosrporation.