In Oct 1989, the Mangeshkar family established the Lata
Mangeshkar Medical Foundation. As Lataji's father Pt. Deenanath Mangeshkar ji
could not avail of timely medical help in 1942, in his last days due to lack of
proper facilities & money. The Lata Mangeshkar Medical Foundation joined
hands with Jnana Prabhodini Medical Trust to start the Master Deenanath
Mangeshkar Hospital & Research Centre which would provide rational ethical
medical service at reasonable cost. "This hospital will not turn away any
patient in need of medical help." said Lataji.
The hospital project will be ten storied building with each
floor of 27000 sq. ft. There will be 450 bed general hospital with facilities
like CT scan, blood bank, endoscopic surgery, Laser surgery, kidney transplant
unit, 65 beds CCU/ICU, 12 operating rooms. Hospital will have sections like
neurology, nefrology, surgical oncology, cardiac surgery, neuro-surgery, medical
oncology, urology and pediatric surgery.It will also have 30% free ( charitable
) beds in the proposed hospital. The hospital will also offer Ayurveda ( India's
traditional medical therophy ) and Homeopathic treatment to the patients & a
Cancer treatment unit, spread on 6 acres of land in heart of Pune city . The
project has been designed by well known architects M/s V. V. Badwe and Co. and
the construction will be done by M/s Shapoonji Pallonji. Construction of the
project is in full swing it has completed basement structure.
Lataji laying the foundation
stone of Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, with sisters Asha, Usha &
Meena and brother Hridyanath Mangeshkar.
"Gata Rahe Mera Dil" , the
Musical concert by Lata Mangeshkar was performed on 16th December 2000 for
this project.More than 48,000 people attended the show and contributed to
Indian Cricket team visited
the Hospital construction site on 27th March 2001.Indian Cricket team
expressed their willingness to play a benefit match for the hospital.
Humble appeal is therefore to one and all as
life confronts every one with its own contradictions. A sincere appeal to all of
you to contribute to this cause. Your contributions, small or large are of great
importance.More details of the project are available on website : http://www.dmhospital.org/