City’s Nanavati hospital to get a Rs 500 crore makeover

City’s Nanavati hospital to get a Rs 500 crore makeover
Vile Parle’s Nanavati Hospital is set for a major revamp

One of city’s oldest hospitals, Nanavati hospital, is set to get a major revamp that is expected to cost a whopping Rs. 500 crore.

Nanavati hospital was inaugurated by Jawaharlal Nehru in 1950. The 340-bed facility is spread over a four-acre campus in Mumbai’s Vile Parle area.

But, Mumbai’s oldest super specialty hospital will soon transform into the largest private healthcare centre with 800 beds – 50 beds more than Bombay Hospital and Kokilaben Ambani Hospital. Nanavati’s new highrise is expected to complete in next three years.

While the annex buildings (1 and 2) will be razed along with an addition of nurses’ hostel and the staff quarters to it, the iconic main building will be retained. The hospital has an additional floor space index (FSI) of 5 lakh sq ft.

The new management aims at turning Nanavati into Mumbai’s largest bone marrow transplant facility. In addition to the new look, it will also provide enhanced services like centres of excellence in orthopedic and joint replacement, neurosurgery, renal sciences and gastrointestinal and liver ailments.

State Health Minister Deepak Sawant, however, has voiced concern over the hospital’s expansion plan. Sawant said that he is not against the expansion, he didn’t want to the hospital to turn into a 5-star facility that ignored patients from the weaker sections of the society. Although not confirmed, the government may ask the hospital to reserve a certain percent of hospital beds for the financially weaker sections of the society.

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