MHADA has handed over 100 homes to Tata Memorial Hospital at Parel to accommodate the relatives of cancer patients. These homes shall be maintained by Tata and are located close to the hospital.
By Varun Singh
If one has walked the streets in Mumbai’s Parel-Currey Road area, then it is hard not to notice the relatives of many patients residing on the footpaths of the city.
Parel has many hospitals and Tata Memorial Hospital that is known across the country for its cancer treatment attracts a lot of patients from all over the nation.
While the patients are inside the hospital, many of their dear ones are forced to stay on footpath. The reason being that not all can afford the expensive rents or tariffs of accommodation.
However, at least relatives of 100 patients would now not have to stay on the footpath or expensive hotels, while their loved ones are getting treated at the Tata Memorial Hospital.
Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) has handed over 100 homes located in Currey Road area to the hospital.
These homes are provided by MHADA to the hospital to accommodate the relatives of the patients getting treated and for this, the housing authority will be charging a nominal rent of Re 1 per year.
The Mumbai Repair and Reconstruction Board under MHADA received 188 homes under the cluster redevelopment of the Haji Kasam Chawl located at. Currey Road.
Treatment of a patient suffering from cancer takes a long time, around, many patients are treated for as long as two to three months. During this period relatives of such patients stay around, these 100 homes will be the biggest help for the relatives.
Dr Jitendra Awhad, housing minister for the state said, “Tata Memorial Hospital shall take care of the maintenance of these apartments and an agreement shall be entered into by Tata hospital and MHADA.”