Monday, May 9, 2022

Nanavati-Max Hospital lays foundation stone for expansion; aims to be one of the largest hospitals in Western India

Mumbai, May 9th, 2022: Dr. Balabhai Nanavati Hospital (Nanavati-Max Super Speciality Hospital), Mumbai embarked on an ambitious expansion plan that would add over 600 beds to its existing capacity of 350 beds, by 2024. The foundation stone of the new building was laid today on the premises of the hospital by Shri Aaditya Thackeray Honorable Cabinet Minister of Tourism and Environment, Government of Maharashtra. Dr Abhay Soi, Chairman and MD, Max Healthcare; Shri Anil Parab, Minister of Transport; Shri Gajanan Kirtikar, Member of Parliament, Mumbai; Shri Parag Alwani, Member of Legislative Assembly and senior officials from BMC were also present at the ceremony.

Shri Jairaj Thacker, President of the Balabhai Nanavati Hospital Trust along with other trustees were also present to mark this occasion.

The new additions will significantly enhance the capacity of the hospital by over 600 beds. Post expansion, the hospital will have over 950 state-of-the-art patient beds. The new building is expected to be commissioned by 2024. Post the expansion, Nanavati-Max Hospital will be amongst the largest private sector hospital in western India. 

This expansion is at an investment of over INR 700 Cr and would create employment opportunities for over 5,000 doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers. Also, 20 % of the beds will be earmarked for patients from the economically weaker section of society to provide quality healthcare. This will make a 180 bed facility available on completion of the entire project for the economically weaker patients.

Dr. Balabhai Nanavati Hospital carries a luminous legacy. The foundation stone of the hospital was laid by the first Chief Minister of Bombay State, Shri B. G. Kher on August 4, 1946. It was blessed by the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. The Hospital was inaugurated by the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in 1950. The hospital’s cancer wing was inaugurated by Mother Teresa. For the past over 70 years, the hospital has been serving the community with its 350-plus bed facility that presently employs over 1,500 doctors, nurses and other full-time staff. 

Addressing the gathering at the ceremony, Dr Abhay Soi said, “The expansion will help us serve residents of Mumbai as well as various parts of Maharashtra, better. It will house world class medical technology and will have several new clinical programs. Once completed, the new hospital building will help generate new avenues of employment to thousands of healthcare workers and staff. It will also serve the weaker sections of the society by providing free treatment to thousands of needy families every year.”

Nanavati-Max Hospital has Maharashtra’s largest Telemedicine Centre, that serves more than 63 rural and urban locations across the state. 

During the Covid pandemic the Hospital distinguished itself by dedicating its clinical, operational and infrastructural resources to fight Covid 19. Over 150 beds were dedicated to treat over 6,000 Covid 19 patients in the past two years. In addition, over 8 lakh citizens across 500 locations in Maharashtra were inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines to support the world’s largest vaccination drive. 

About Max Healthcare:

Max Healthcare Institute Limited (MHIL) is one of India’s leading provider of healthcare services. It is committed to the highest standards of medical and service excellence, patient care, scientific and medical education. 

MHIL has major concentration in north India consisting of a network of 16 healthcare facilities. Out of the total network, eight hospitals and four medical centres are located in Delhi and the NCR and the others are located in the cities of Mumbai, Mohali, Bathinda and Dehradun. The Max network includes all the hospitals and medical centres owned and operated by the Company and its subsidiaries, and partner healthcare facilities. These include state-of-the-art tertiary and quaternary care hospitals at Saket, Patparganj, Vaishali, Rajendra Place, and Shalimar Bagh in NCR Delhi and one each in Mumbai, Mohali, Bathinda and Dehradun, secondary care hospital in Gurgaon and Day Care Centres at Noida, Lajpat Nagar and Panchsheel Park in NCR Delhi. The hospitals in Mohali and Bathinda are under PPP arrangement with the Government of Punjab.

In addition to its core hospital business, MHIL has two SBUs - Max@Home and MaxLab. Max@Home is a platform that provides health and wellness services at home and MaxLab offers diagnostic services to patients outside its network.

About Nanvati-Max Super Speciality Hospital:

Dr Balabhai Nanavati Hospital is an iconic healthcare institution in the city of Mumbai. The hospital was inaugurated by Pt Jawaharlal Nehru in 1950. It has an enviable legacy of high end medical care and service of over 70 years. Now called the Nanavati Max Super Speciality Hospital, the 350 bed facility housing 55 speciality departments offers a plethora of services in practically every field of modern medicine. Our well-equipped hospital rooms, state-of-the-art departments and technologically advanced systems are all backed by the expertise of over 350 consultants, 100 resident doctors, 475 nursing staff and over 1500 employees. The Hospital also serves thousands of patients from the economically weaker sections of the society. It also has region’s largest medical post-graduation program aimed to create well-trained and skilled clinicians dedicated to the practice and advancement of the science of medicine. 

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