A.M. Naik-founded Nirali Memorial Medical Trust to set up first Multispecialty Hospital at Navsari; Apollo Hospitals to manage operations

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Mumbai June 3, 2019: Nirali Memorial Medical Trust (NMMT), established by Mr. A.M. Naik, Group Chairman of Larsen & Toubro, will set up a Multispecialty Hospital at Navsari in Gujarat. The Multispecialty Hospital will be operated and managed by Apollo Hospitals Group. The agreement to this effect was signed by Mr Naik and Dr Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group.

Named in the memory of Nirali, granddaughter of Naik who passed away due to cancer at the age of two, NMMT was set up by Mr Naik and family to help needy patients without access to quality medical treatment.

NMMT, a public charitable trust founded by Mr. Naik to carry out philanthropic activities in medical care, possesses the land parcel for this multispecialty hospital. NMMT will build the infrastructure, install the medical equipment and appoint the qualified doctors and paramedical staff to run the hospital. Apollo Hospitals Group will offer their medical expertise and facilitate operations and maintenance of the hospital.

On the occasion, Mr. A.M. Naik said, “We owe a lot to the society we live in and are indebted to give it back to people. It is endeavour of Nirali Memorial Medical Trust to provide best-in-class secondary and tertiary medical care facilities to rural and underprivileged social groups. The setting up of Multispecialty Hospital is a momentous step in the direction of extending affordable healthcare to all. We are delighted to have reputed healthcare group Apollo Hospitals joining this mission at Navasari in South Gujarat.”

Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals said: “Since our inception thirty-five years ago, the resolute mission of Apollo Hospitals has been to make an international standard of healthcare accessible to every individual. Since then, every endeavour that we have undertaken has been a focused step towards fulfilling our mission. Apollo Hospitals is honoured to support Mr. Naik’s noble efforts in setting up a multi-specialty hospital in Navasari, which will offer succor to the people in the region by facilitating early detection of disease and timely intervention, thereby saving precious lives.”

NMMT has developed ‘A.M. Naik Healthcare Complex’ located at Sisodra (Ganesh), Navsari, Gujarat. The complex spread over across 8 acres houses an under-construction Cancer Hospital, will have a Multispecialty Hospital and other medical care facilities. The under-construction Nirali Cancer Hospital at the complex will be operated and managed by Tata Trusts. Mr. Naik has been instrumental in getting the best-in-class health facilities in the rural hinterlands of South Gujarat.

NMMT runs the ‘Nirali Memorial Radiation Centre’ in Surat, Multidisciplinary hospital at Powai and provides modern medical facilities at a hospital in Kharel in South Gujarat. Along with NMMT, Mr. Naik has also founded the Naik Charitable Trust (NCT), which is focused on providing quality education and vocational training to the underprivileged sections of the society.

Mr AM Naik is a recipient of Padma Vibhushan and is also Chairman of National Skill Development Corporation.