Jairaj Thacker, President, 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 Rs 700 crore and would create employment opportunities for over 5,000 doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers. Also, 20 per cent 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.
Addressing the gathering at the ceremony, Dr 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 programmes. 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.”