New initiative at Masina Hospital
Masina Hospital is a 270-bed multispeciality hospital set up in Byculla, Mumbai over a vast eight-acre campus. The hospital mainly caters to underprivileged sections of the community.
The hospital being in dire need of an upgrade, the Rotary Club of Bombay undertook two Global Grant projects on the trength of CSR contributions to provide new equipment for six departments to help upgrade Masina’s facilities. RCB tied up with RC Ramla, Israel Dist 2490 for both Global Grants on a nil contribution basis by the International Partner Club.
Our Club is purchasing equipment for the hospital that shall own all the equipment and be responsible to maintain and use the same.
In Phase I, RCB, with the help of CSR contribution from Arvind Poddar of Balkrishna Industries Ltd. to the tune of Rs 1.8 cr and a Global Grant of US$ 100,000, is upgrading the following departments:
- Accident & Emergency
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Plastic and Cosmetic Laser Surgery Procedures
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
In Phase II, our Club has received CSR contribution from Shri Varunn Mody of Hindustan Composites Ltd. to the tune of Rs 53 lakh and a Global Grant of US$ 45,000 to upgrade the Endoscopy Department.
Both phases with a total projected outlay of Rs 3.27 cr are proceeding simultaneously. After hectic negotiations, purchase of equipment for the above departments has been finalised and we are in the process of placing our orders so that the equipment can be received in six to eight weeks.
This update on Masina Hospital has been shared by Rtn. Gaurav Nevatia, in-charge of the new initiative.