Modi to inaugurate Reliance Foundation Hospital Oct 25

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre here next Saturday (Oct 25).

IANS| Last Updated: Oct 17, 2014, 20:05 PM IST

Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre here next Saturday (Oct 25).

Located in the heart of south Mumbai, the hospital in its 90th year was re-built by Reliance Foundation, led by its chairperson Nita Ambani, into a modern 19-storey tower with two heritage wings, the foundation said in a statement.

Founded in 1925 as Mumbai’s first general Hospital, it has a rich heritage -- it saw the freedom struggle and the Second World War, and Mahatma Gandhi was among its frequent visitors.

The hospital celebrated its Silver Jubilee with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as its chief guest and the Golden Jubilee celebrations were graced by Jayaprakash Narayan. Now in its 90th year, the prime minister is inaugurating its new avatar, the foundation said.

The hospital has collaborations with Johns Hopkins, MD Anderson Cancer Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Southern California. It is also equipped with robotic surgery and on-line video conferencing for global consultations.

The hospital's outreach programme currently covers over 310,000 individuals providing preventive and primary healthcare on a digital platform virtually free of cost. It has also initiated steps to adopt nearby areas as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.