Mumbai gets world-class hospital from Ambani family

January 26th, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) This west coast metropolis Monday got a new world-class healthcare facility in the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute (KDAH), a 730-bedded private hospital with over 100 outpatient departments, that has come up in the southern suburb. The KDAH, located in the posh Four Bungalows area of Andheri, a north-west suburb, was inaugurated Monday.

The hospital also has 115 intensive care units, including paediatric and neo-natal, plus centres for bone and joint, brain and nervous system, cancer, cardiac sciences, children and rehabilitation, according to a hospital statement.

The 17-storeyed building with two basements has facilities on one million square feet area, a health saloon, a medical mall, patient research centre and a clinical research division with medical services available round-the-clock.

Himanshu Modi, a doctor, said the hospital would prove a “boon” to many patients in the western suburbs who were compelled to seek advanced, high-quality medicare either at Lilavati or AHI, or go all the way to south Mumbai to hospitals like Jaslok Hospital, Breach Candy Hospital, Hinduja Hospital or Saifee Hospital.

“The KDAH will not only help save time for patients travelling from far flung places in the suburbs, but also enable quicker treatment without a waiting list as is prevalent in some of the other big hospitals,” Modi explained.

The KDAH is the first major hospital to come up in the western suburbs. Apart from the private Nanavati Hospital in Vile Parle and several hospitals run by the civic body in the city, the other two notable facilities in the city are located in Bandra - the Asian Heart Institute for cardiac care and the Lilavati Hospital for general care.

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