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MUMBAI: Prime Minister Narendrabhai Modi, has dedicated to the city of Mumbai, its most modern health care facility in the form of Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Center. Today, at a simple yet elegant ceremony the Prime Minster inaugurated the 345-bedded hospital, created to provide world-class healthcare using cutting edge technology at an affordable price to the citizens of the country.
The 90- year old hospital has been re-developed by Reliance Foundation, under the visionary leadership of Nita M. Ambani into a world-class institution that will lead the city and the country in providing best quality healthcare. With its motto of “Respect for Life,” every life here will be treated with utmost respect, care and compassion.
The Hospital has partnerships with world class institutions of Johns Hopkins, MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Southern California for a two way exchange of doctors, knowledge transfer, nurse training, visit of globally acclaimed doctors and access to latest technology developed by any of the institutions.
The Hospital aims to set benchmarks for health care facilities in the country at par with the best in any advanced country. It has as its thrust areas, cutting-edge specializations in Oncology, Cardiac Science, Neuroscience, Urology, GI Science, Mother & Child and Orthopedics and Joint Replacement.
The Hospital will provide the highest standards of healthcare to everyone. Reliance Foundation’s outreach programme that has been proving doorstep healthcare to the underprivileged people around hospital’s seven kilometer radius, serving over 3.5 lakh people will be integrated with the hospital. The coverage of the programme will be further increased.
In her welcome speech for the Prime Minister, Smt Nita M. Ambani, Chairperson Reliance Foundation said, “We have been able to attract the best professional talent not only from India but from across the globe. We have over 50 doctors and surgeons, who have joined us from US, UK, Australia and from all over the world.”
Smt Ambani suggested to the PM that like ‘Make in India’ has been made to resonate across the country, for healthcare, he can kindly consider giving the noble call of ‘Serve in India.’
In his inaugural remarks, the Prime Minister lauded Smt Ambani’s work.
‘A very old hospital has got a new life today – is haspatal ki tarah Bharat ka kaya kalp bhi sambhav hai,’ he said.
On Smt Ambani’s remarks on ‘Make in India’ and ‘Serve in India,’ the PM concurred, “medical equipments are costly – we talk of Make In India initiative – why can’t we encourage making of sophisticated medical equipment in India.”
The PM also underscored the importance of serving the medical needs of the poor which the Hospital has committed to fulfill.”
Thanking the Prime Minister, Shri Mukesh D. Ambani, Chairman Reliance Industries, said, “It is a day for me to remember my father Shri Dhirubhai Ambani with gratitude. We vow The Hospital will serve the poor and the underprivileged, we will strive hard to make The Hospital top class.”