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PM Modi inaugurates Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital: As it happened

Built in 1925, Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital is now a swanky 19 floor structure in the heart of South Mumbai.

Updated:October 25, 2014, 3:35 PM IST
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PM Modi inaugurates Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital: As it happened
Built in 1925, Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital is now a swanky 19 floor structure in the heart of South Mumbai.

Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital by unveiling a digital plaque in Mumbai. The hospital originally built in year 1925 has been restored by the Reliance Foundation.

6:10 PM: PM Narendra Modi takes a guided tour of Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital

6:09 PM: High Profile guests include sportsmen like Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar. Media Person like Raghav Bahl, Arnab Gowasami. Film Stars like Aamir Khan, Hritik Roshan, Rishi Kapoor among others.

6:08 PM: Mukesh Ambani lauds PM Modi's US visit.

6:05 PM Mukesh Ambani appreciates presence of Prime Minister Modi and Governor of Maharashtra at the event.

6:00 PM: Mukesh Ambani addresses the inaugural function of Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital

5:58 PM: Kokilaben presents memento to PM Narendra Modi at the inaugural function of Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital.

5:55 PM: PM Modi ends his address at the inaugural function of Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital.

5:54 PM: The journey from Health insurance to health assurance is long and has to be achieved: PM

5:53 PM: I do not say no governments did anything. All governments did work. Our efforts are to take India ahead and we have to work together: PM

5:52 PM: Health should be the one point agenda of all political parties: PM Modi

5:52 PM: PM Modi hails ISRO scientists for Mangalyaan mission.

5:50 PM: PM Narendra Modi talks about medical practices in Indian ancient history.

5:45 PM: PM Narendra Modi talks about clean drinking water and its importance.

5:43 PM: Preventive healthcare is important. The consciousness and facilities that are required for that can be improved: PM Modi

5:40 PM: Poor face immense difficulties. If a poor person falls ill the entire family can starve: PM Modi

5:34 PM: A very old hospital has got a new life today. In a way it is a new beginning for the hospital, says Prime Minister Modi.

5:31 PM: MP Paresh Rawal invites PM Narendra Modi to speak at the inaugural function of Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital.

5:21 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital.

5:20 PM: Paresh Rawal invites PM Modi to digitally inaugurate HN Reliance Hospital.

5:19 PM: Nita Ambani says that only a healthy nation can be prosperous.

5:14 PM: Nita Ambani says 50 doctors of India origin across the world have joined the hospital.

5:13 PM: Nita Ambani says, "Good health is a fundamental right. It is non-negotiable. everyone deserves to live life to the fullest."

5:12 PM: Nita Ambani thanks PM Modi for the initiatives taken by him and says, "Each of PM Modi's initiatives have a connect to healthcare."

5:11 PM: Nita Ambani says, "HN Hospital will treat each patient as equals."

5:09 PM: Nita Amabni says, "We re-dedicate Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital to the people of Mumbai."

5:08 PM: Nita Ambani addresses the event.

5:06 PM: Nita Ambani gives floral welcome to PM Narendra Modi nad Maharashtra Governor Vidyasagar Rao

4:59 PM: Prime Minister arrives for inauguration ceremony of Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital. Maharashtra Governor Vidyasagar Rao also arrives at the venue.

4:58 PM: Mumbai's first general hospital was built in 1925.

4:52 PM: The building has been restored keeping its old charm intact.

4:40 PM: MP Paresh Rawal praises Reliance Foundation chairperson Nita Ambani for her hardwork and being the backbone in the renovation of the hospital.

4:36 PM: MP Paresh rawal addresses inauguration ceremony of Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital.

4:32 PM: Prominent surgeon Dr Gustad Daver is appointed as Hospital's Medical Director.

4:27 PM: The Reliance Foundation is run by Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries.

4:27 PM: Mahatma Gandhi was one of the frequent visitors to the hospital.

4:25 PM: General wards to have the same level of treatment as any other ward.

4:22 PM: For the first time, the hospital has a collaboration with America's most renowned institutes like Johns Hopkins, MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Massachusetts General Hospital and University of Southern California.

4:20 PM: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar along with his wife Anjali Tendulkar attend the event.

4:16 PM: Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan along with other members of the Indian film fraternity arrive at the function.

3:43 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the hospital.

3:40 PM: The inauguration ceremony will begin at 4 PM.

3:35 PM: Guests have started arriving for the inauguration of Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai

Mumbai: After undergoing major renovation and expansion by the Reliance Foundation, Mumbai's first general hospital is all set to be inaugurated on Saturday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Built in 1925, Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital is now a swanky 19 floor structure in the heart of South Mumbai. The hospital is furnished with state-of-the-art operation theatres.

For the first time, the hospital has a collaboration with America's most renowned institutes like Johns Hopkins, MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Massachusetts General Hospital and University of Southern California.

The hospital will reserve a fifth of its capacity for the underprivileged and provide 10 per cent beds for free to the needy and another 10 per cent at subsidised rates.

Doctors have also been asked to conduct free surgeries and hold free weekly OPDs for the poor as well.

The hospital has applied for a green status, which could make it India's largest green hospital.

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