Guardian Lifecare plans to invest Rs 100 crore to boost to open 150 new stores across the country.

The company intends to make a foray into the Western India market. By the end of March 2009, there are plans to add another 150 stores across India.

At present, the stores are based on four models–high street stores, mall stores, hospital stores and personal stores. The company has a rural and semi-urban format under the brand name Aushadhi. Guardian is a leading healthcare and wellness chain with 106 stores in 6 states and 13 cities.