Nita Ambani is one of India’s top most socialites. She has a lot of interest in sports, and we can see that through grassroots programme and Indian Super League. She is equally active in education and health sector. She leads Reliance Industries’ CSR arm Reliance Foundation along with being the chairperson of Dhirubhai Ambani International School. Reliance Foundation tries to focus on Rural Development, Education, Health, Disaster Relief and Arts. Since Reliance Foundation is taking care of Health and Welfare and tries to save lives of several people, they have therefore, refurbished Sir Hurkisondas Nurrotumdas’s 80 years old hospital in the year 1997 and renamed it as Sir. H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre. The restored hospital was inaugurated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in 2014.
Nita Ambani has said that the hospital has 345-bed, multi-speciality tertiary care hospital with 6 thrust areas: Cardiac Sciences, Nephro-Urology, Neuro Sciences, Oncology, Orthopaedics & Spine, and Woman & Child Health. She feels that this is an institution that promotes health and healing with compassion and respect. Every single room in the hospital has windows so that the patients directly get sunlight. Every person’s life will be respected no matter what strata they come from. Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai is 19-storied located in the Khetwadi area. The fully digitized hospital has a suite of operation rooms on every floor, some equipped with robotic arms for microscopic surgeries, and cutting edge hybrid cath-lab. Reliance Foundation Hospital is brimming with technology, with color-coded floors with restricted passage ways covered by RFID tags for equipment management.
PM’s thoughts while inaugurating Sir H. N Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre:
Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi expressed concern over India’s health indicators such as infant mortality and maternal mortality. He said even if one child fell in a borewell, the entire country was worried, but we need to generate more awareness about the hundreds of children who are unable to survive due to lack of primary healthcare facilities. He said the Reliance Foundation Hospital was a step in that direction. Modi referred to the Digital India programme of the Union Government and said one of the primary aims of this programme was to ensure advanced healthcare in remote areas through tele-medicine, and access to the best education for poor resulting in rural development. He said clean drinking water for all would be the biggest source of preventive healthcare. He congratulated the Government of Madhya Pradesh for its initiative of washing hands. He also congratulated Nita Ambani and Reliance Foundation for its health outreach efforts in the neighborhood communities.
Sir H. N Reliance Foundation Hospital for Children and Underprivileged:
Reliance Foundation Hospital has a 24/7 ER (emergency room) that’s a self-sufficient mini-hospital within one. There’s an area of the hospital that has particular significance for Reliance Foundation’s chairperson Nita Ambani, who has overseen the makeover and that is a special intensive care unit for new born babies in critical condition. A fifth of the hospital’s capacity is reserved to treat the underprivileged. Of the 348-bed hospital, 10 per cent of in-patient beds are free, and 10 per cent of in-patient beds are subsidised. Every doctor has a free weekly OPD (out-patient department) where every specialty will be covered. Doctors will not only spend a few hours in the free OPD, but also in surgery. Patients referred by any other hospital, including government institutions, who need high-end medical care, will be treated at the hospital as well.
Nita Ambani’s Vision for Health Industry
Nita Ambani said that Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre will not just be a hospital, but an institution of care. Where religion, caste, social strata, age and gender will not interfere with the kind of treatment patients will receive.