The Bhatia Hospital started in 1932 as a 24 bed Maternity Ward. There are hardly any private Charitable Hospitals in those days and the Trustees made a small begining with 24 beds.
This was made possible by Mooljee Jaitha Family and Thackersay Family, both of whom donated substantial amounts in 1931 and formed a Charitable Trust and started the hospital in Mumbai for the benefit of poor and middle class.
The said trust was founded with the following trustees:
- Seth Chatrabhuj Gordhandas
- Smt. Sunderbai Hansraj Pragji Thackersay
- Seth Lalji Naranji
- Seth Madhavji Damodar Thackersay and
- Dr. Jadavji Hansraj
THE GROWTH :
Within a short span of 4 years the hospital moved into an imposing new building with the devotion and preseverance of Dr. Jadhavji Hansraj and a magnanimous contributions by Seth Vallabhdas Cursondas Natha who not only donated his estate at Tardeo but gave in 1935, Rs. 4 lakhs towards cost of construction of the new building, which accommodated 100 beds, a four fold growth in just four years.
FURTHER PROGRESS :
In 19 to the 1964, a further step in expansion was completed with the addition of one more floor to the existing building, to accomodate a wing of well-euipped Operation Theatres, an Intensive Care Unit, Physiotherapy section and some Deluxe Rooms.