Rs 22 crore facelift for 116-year-old Masina Hospital in Mumbai

The Parsis and the Jews will come together for the renovation of 116-year-old Masina Hospital in Byculla in Mumbai, which is to be done at a cost of Rs 22 crore.

According to Dr Vispi Jokhi, medical director of the hospital, conservation architect Vikas Dilawari has submitted a report which estimates that the overall restoration cost of the external facade, internal structure and roof will go up to Rs 22 crore.

The restoration work will be carried out in three phases, which includes restoration of the external facade, repairs of the internal area and restoration of the original tiled roof.

Masina Hospital, located in the heart of Mumbai, India, was built in memory of Jerbai Masina by her family and descendants. It serves the community through various out-patient and in-patient services manned by a staff – both medical and non-medical.

The building was the palatial residence of the wealthy Jewish businessman, David Sassoon, who had been mayor of Baghdad and later made great contributions to the city of Bombay. The property was his residence from the time he arrived from Baghdad.

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