Mumbai Port Trust Hospital to get a makeover

Mumbai Port Trust Hospital in Wadala will be revamped to a super-speciality healthcare facility — Grand Port Hospital at a budget of ₹693 crores.

Mumbai Port Trust Hospital to get a makeover

The Mumbai Port Trust (MPT) Hospital in Wadala is all set to experience a major revamp. With the upcoming Ro-Ro services and trans harbour link coming up nearby, the Mumbai Port Trust Hospital will be now having 600 beds as compared to the existing 241 beds. It will be revamped to a super-speciality healthcare facility — Grand Port Hospital at a budget of ₹693 crores. 

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It is a public-private partnership project that has been bagged by Ajeenkya D. Y. Patil Infra Pvt Ltd. Following are the features of the project: 

  • 40 ICU beds
  • 10 dialysis beds 
  • 25-bed casualty/ emergency rooms
  • an operation theatre complex with five theatres and a cardiac cath lab
  • CT Scan 
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) 
  • Mammography i.e. a technique using X-rays to diagnose and locate tumours of the breasts 
  • Ultrasound  

Ajeenkya D. Y. Patil Infra Pvt Ltd. will take over the authority for the project from April 1, 2020, and the entire project is completed by October 2024.  The project envisages the development of a medical college in the last phase besides further scope for expansion.

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Previously, the hospital catered just for Mumbai Port Trust beneficiaries but it will now be open for the general public as well. According to The Times of India, a Mumbai Port Trust official stated that the operations including those for fractures, knee replacement and cataract take place at the hospital but for cardiological, neurological and other critical ailments, patients are referred outside. The developer will have an initial 30 years to earn returns on his investment followed by another 30 years provided further expansion is given. The revamp will be divided into three phases wherein the first phase will include adding 300 beds followed by the development of separate 300 bedded super speciality hospital with all advanced super-speciality services. The last phase will include a medical college and further expansion of the hospital can also be done. 

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