A M Naik-founded Nirali Memorial Medical Trust to set up Tata-managed cancer hospital
11 July 2018
Nirali Memorial Medical Trust (NMMT), established by L&T Group chairman A M Naik, is setting up a speciality cancer hospital at Navsariin Gujarat, which will be managed by Tata Trusts.
NMMT and the Tata Trusts signed an agreement to this effect, in the presence of A M Naik and Ratan N. Tata today.
The mission of the proposed hospital at Navsari, the birthplace of Naik and Tata group founder, Jamsetji Tata, is to benefit the needy sections of society in their fight against cancer. The hospital will be built on land long associated with the Tata group.
Naik said, “Availability of modern health care facilities is a prerequisite for social progress and well-being. The Nirali Memorial Medical Trust is committed to bringing the benefits of advanced medical treatment to all sections of society. Nirali Memorial Medical Trust’s initiatives are helping needy patients, especially from disadvantaged sections of society, to get the best care at an affordable cost. The Tata Trusts are well respected across India for their path breaking initiatives in the field of cancer care and I am delighted with this partnership between Nirali Memorial Medical Trust and the Tata Trusts for setting up a speciality cancer hospital at Navsari.”
NMMT will create the hospital infrastructure with advanced facilities and install state-of-the-art equipment while Tata Trusts will be responsible for patient care and day-to-day operations.
Tata said, “Cancer needs to be tackled on a war footing. Mr. Naik’s initiative, which should be emulated, will go a long way in making cancer care affordable and accessible.”
The comprehensive cancer care hospital at Navsari will have facilities that range from clinical Pathology, High-end Linear Accelerator, Histopathology, Biochemistry, USG, Digital X-Ray and Mammography to CT simulators, Brachytherapy OPDs as well as major Operation Theatres.
The upcoming centre will also be a part of the overall network of cancer centres being established by the Tata Trusts across the country.