One of the city’s premier philanthropists, the Founder trustee and late Chairman R.M. Nanavati, was a man with a vision. A vision he transformed into reality in his own lifetime. Donating 15,500k sq. ft yard to establish a general hospital in the name of his grandfather, Dr. Balabhai Nanavati, he offered those in need of medical care an Institution they could call their own.
Dr. Balabhai Nanavati Hospital was inaugurated on November 6, 1950 by Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Where the standards of treatment and health care have been improving with every passing year. It is a hospital that recognizes patient care as a vital service to humanity.
It's doors have stayed open to every person in need of medical assistance irrespective of caste, creed or religion. However, what lies behind those doors has changed almost beyond recognition. Today, that vision is still growing, gaining depth and dimension. Froma 50 bed hospital located in a single building the hospital now extends over 5 buildings housing 400 beds offering a plethora of services in practically every field of modern medicine and healthcare. Currently it is under further expansion adding 550 beds making it one of the largest private hospitals in Mumbai. Under the IPF scheme (Indigent & Weaker Section Patient Scheme), the hospital services are offered at a discounted charge or free to the less fortunate and those in need.
A large part of these services are offered at a nominal charge to those who need them most and who can least afford them.