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Sir Hurkisondas Nurrotumdas Hospital and Research Centre (HNH&RC), Mumbai

The DAF has joined the management of Sir Hurkisondas Nurottumdas Hospital and Research Centre (HNH&RC) and Sir Hurkisondas Nurottumdas Medical Research Society (HNMRS), based in Mumbai. HNH&RC is one of the oldest hospitals in the city, having been established in 1925. HNMRS is a 28-year-old institution involved in clinical research.

Over the next few years, DAF plans to make substantial contributions for converting this hospital into a patient-focused and not-for-profit, world class, state-of-the-art centre of excellence in the field of healthcare. This institution will serve as a knowledge domain for healthcare activities and become a hub for a wider healthcare network. It is also proposed to make this a centre of excellence for clinical research and medical education.

HNH&RC currently offers tertiary level healthcare facilities including super-specialties like cardiology, cardio-thoracic surgery, neurology and neuro-surgery, oncology, urology, nephrology and gastroenterology. It has on board 200 consultants across various specialisations. The total staff strength is about 1,000, including paramedical and other support staff. HNH&RC also provides free and subsidised outpatient and inpatient treatment for the poor.

HNH&RC is recognised for its post-graduate program, leading to post-graduate diplomas in various specialties awarded by the College of Physicians & Surgeons, Mumbai and the National Board of Examinations, New Delhi. HNH&RC is also recognised by Mumbai University for its M.Sc. and Ph.D. in biochemistry, applied biology, and microbiology. The hospital also runs a nursing school.

Since its inception, HNMRS has completed 100 clinical / scientific research projects, including many multi-disciplinary ones. Over 150 research papers have also been presented at various national and international conferences based on its research projects. These research projects are selected carefully with an aim to undertake community-based studies that are relevant to society.


Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Lodhivali, District Raigad

This 82-bed state-of-the-art hospital caters to an industrial and rural population in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. It provides for free outpatient and subsidised inpatient treatment for the needy and poor patients as well as for senior citizens. It also provides free treatment to trauma victims of highway accidents. The hospital, the only such comprehensive health care institution in the region, has been in existence for about four years and has proved its worth by saving numerous lives of victims of vehicular and industrial accidents.