Jaslok Hospital

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Jaslok Hospital
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Geography
Location Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Coordinates 18°58′18″N 72°48′35″E / 18.971622°N 72.80973°E / 18.971622; 72.80973 (Jaslok Hospital)Coordinates: 18°58′18″N 72°48′35″E / 18.971622°N 72.80973°E / 18.971622; 72.80973 (Jaslok Hospital)
Services
Emergency department Yes
Beds 359
History
Founded 1973
Links
Website Official Website
Lists Hospitals in India

Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre in Mumbai was founded by philanthropist Seth Lokoomal Chanrai. Shantilal Jamnadas Mehta translated Chanrai's vision of establishing an ultra-modern centrally-located medical centre where people of all races and creeds could receive the benefits of advanced health care, into reality. The hospital was formally inaugurated on 6 July 1973 by the erstwhile Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi.

The hospital got substantial publicity in the late 1970s when Jayaprakash Narayan was admitted for treatment of kidney failure by the nephrologist M. K. Mani. Narayan died there in 1979.[citation needed]

In the early 1980s the laboratories run there by P. R. Krishnaswamy had the first fully automated Kontron biochemistry analyzers, an electron microscope and an aminoacid analyser.[citation needed]

The India's first recorded AID/HIV victim died at the hospital on 9 June 1986, after a fortnight's treatment.[1]

The facility suffered during unrest led by trade unionist Datta Samant. On 17 October 1979, after severing the gas, water and telephone connections and crippling the labour force in the hospital, the management had to shift nearly 294 patients to other hospitals in the city. Dr Rindani, the then Medical Director, stood firm, The police were called in and a court injunction prohibiting assembly of the agitating workers was obtained. Samant had to back down for the first time in his brand of union activities.[2][3]

Jaslok Hospital is located at Dr. G. Deshmukh Marg., Peddar Road, South Mumbai, overlooking the Arabian Sea.

The name Jaslok was derived from the names of Seth Lokoomal and his wife, Jasotibai.

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