Mumbai: JJ Hospital to soon start ‘air ambulance’ facility for patients

After getting the nod from the state government to turn it into a super specialty hospital, JJ Hospital has now been granted approval to set-up an ‘air ambulance’ facility. This will help ease the burden of patients who come from far places. This will be the first hospital in Mumbai to provide this sort of service

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Seven years after it was first announced JJ’s super special hospital has been given an administrative approval. Although, this has been a recent development, now, JJ Hospital can add another feature in its cap as the hospital administration has given its approval to start an air ambulance.

The administration has stated that the construction of a helipad will be done on top of the new hospital building. This facility will help provide patients with prompt and excellent service. Patients from other parts of the country will be able to avail of this service. Patients who cannot afford to travel form far off places will be benefitted by this service.

After finally giving its approval to establish a super specialty hospital, the tender process will initiated after February 13. It will take around two months for the tender process to be completed. It is expected that this process will be completed by the month of May. And only after that work on the construction of the new building will be started.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Tatyarao Lahane, Additional Director of the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), stated, “It was a dream to turn JJ Hospital into a super specialty hospital. The vision of this new super specialty is to provide the best care with the latest technology for the welfare of patients.”

He added, “Patients living far away, in different parts of the state and country, will be able to come to JJ Hospital with the aid of the air ambulance. This is the first hospital in Mumbai that has started this facility. Also, patients who are economically-challenged and could not afford to travel to the hospital will now be able to come to the hospital with this service.”

New facilities that will be provided at the super specialty hospital are:

  • Heart, kidney and bone marrow implants will be performed at the new building.
  • 21 new operation theatres will be built.
  • Air ambulance service will be started.
  • A day-care centre will be started, where six beds will be made available for thalassemia-affected patients.