On this happy occasion we are proud to inform you that on 27th March, 2011 our Hospital entered its 100th year of caring for our sick and less fortunate community members. Having reserved 53.6% of its total bed capacity of 222 Beds for the poor and deserving members of our community, the Hospital provides a substantial volume of charity care – the total cost of providing free & subsidized medical care during last year was approx. Rs.8.42 crores, out of which, the cost of free medicine to the in-patients & OPD patients was Rs.107.20 lacs and for diagnostic & specialized investigation services for such patients was Rs.124.82 lacs.
Our free patients get free bed, medicines, food, and all diagnostic investigations including X’Ray, Pathology, Sonography, ICU etc. Even investigations/ tests done outside the Hospital, like CT, MRI, etc. are paid for by the Hospital. The Hospital is able to sustain such a large volume of charity care to the poor only due to the continuing financial support from kind, generous and concerned members of the Community. The Hospital Management would be grateful if you would share our burden of caring for the sick by donating generously either on-line, through our Website www.bdpetitparseegeneralhospital.org or in person, or by post. Your donations, big or small, will be used for the general purposes of the Hospital and in particular for providing medicines and diagnostic services to the poor, upgrading medical equipment or procuring new equipment in our efforts at improving the quality as well as the range of medical services offered.
The Hospital has 4 Operation Theatres with state-of-the-art instruments and a well equipped 16 Bedded ICU with latest equipments including Ventilators and round the clock services of well trained Post Graduate “Intensivist / Registrars” as well as trained Nursing Staff. Besides, the Hospital has a well equipped Physiotherapy Dept., Path Lab., Sonography cum Radiology Lab., as well as state-of-the-art Component Level Blood Bank, all providing round the clock services. The 60 elegant air-conditioned / non air-conditioned rooms with attached bathrooms open out on a lovely broad verandah of the Heritage Building overlooking a beautiful verdant and flowering garden, resplendent with old trees, where a patient can enjoy a rare luxury in Mumbai – tranquility and fresh air! Patients occupying these high end, elegant and well appointed rooms get in return the services of the most renowned consultants in various fields as also Resident Doctors and caring Nursing Staff round the clock. Apart from offering one of the most exquisites ambiances in a Hospital in South Mumbai, they also get the added satisfaction that, in a small indirect way, they help the Hospital in looking after the free/subsidized patients, at no extra cost to them, and that to at much less cost than is charged by other hospitals. We trust that our Hon. Doctors and the more affluent members of our Community will make use of these high end facilities and rooms and increase their occupancy.
On an occasion such as this, let us recall the words of Sir Winston Churchill –
“We make a LIVING by what we GET, but we make a LIFE by what we GIVE.”
May you and your family members enjoy a memorable year with happy memories to last a lifetime.
Homa D. Petit
The B.D. Petit Parsee General Hospital
THE BOMBAY SAMACHAR