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Mumbai opens more centres for swine flu (H1N1) testing

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The Mumbai muncipal corporation has decided to open six more swine flu screening centres in Mumbai.

The new swine flu testing centers are to tackle the increasing number of patients visiting the hospitals for getting themselves tested for swine flu. This makes the total number of centers in Mumbai to test H1N1 virus to 12.

Of the six new h1N1 testing centres opened, three would be in western and three in eastern suburbs. The hospitals are — Cooper hospital in Vile Parle, V N Desai in Santacruz, S K Patil in Malad, Bhabha hospital in Kurla, Kannamwar Nagar in Vikhroli and Saptapadi in Govandi.

Samples collected will be sent to Haffkine Institute at Parel and National Institute of Virology, Pune.

The civic administration now sends 400 samples daily to NIV from the earlier 300 and 120 samples are sent to Haffkine daily for testing, according to Manisha Mhaiskar, Additional Municipal Commissioner,the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

BMC is also planning to open up a new laboratory in the city for testing H1N1 virus with an estimated cost of Rs 57 to 75 lakh. A proposal to this effect is expected to be tabled before the Standing Committee for approval soon.

BMC has also announced that the Disaster Management helpline number 108 will answer queries pertaining to swine flu.

Below are the list of hospitals in Mumbai identified by government as the facilities for swine flu testing and treatment.

Kasturba Hospital
Arthur Road, Sane Guruji Marg,
Mumbai 400011
Ph: 022- 23083901/23092458/23000889

(for isolation/critical care facility for Mumbai, Maharashtra call:
Ph: 022-23083901, 02,03,04
Contact Person: Dr. Umesh Aigal, Ph: 09820935680)

Sir JJ Hospital
JJ Marg, Byculla, Mumbai – 08
Ph- 91-22- 23735555/23739031/23760943/23768400/23731144/

Haffkine Institute
Acharya Donde Marg,
Parel, Mumbai – 12
Ph- 91-22- 24160947/24160961/24160962

Bombay Hospital & Medical Research Centre
12, Marine Lines, Mumbai – 400 020, India.
Telephone Numbers:
022-2067676 • Fax No. 2080871

P.D. Hinduja Hospital in Mahim, Mumbai
Blood, Organ & Tissue Banks
Veer Savarkar Mangal
Mumbai -400016
Phone: 022-24447752

Lh Hiranandani Hospital
Hillside Avenue, IIT Powai, Mumbai – 022 25763300
Maharashtra 400076
022 25763300

Breach Candy Hospital & Medical Research Centre
Opposite Breach Candy Club
Cumballa Hill, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400026
022 23667788

Dr. Balabhai Nanavati Hospital
S.V. Road, Vile Parle (West),
Mumbai 400 056. India.
Ph:022 26119920
24-hour Emergency Hotline: +91-22-2626 7500

Wockhardt hospital
Mulund (West), Mumbai – 022 67994444

Central Railway Hospital
Dr. Ambedkar Road, Byculla (West) Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai
Byculla 28726588

Holy Spirit Hospital
Holy Spirit Hospital M Caves Road
Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400093
022 2824850

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital
Rao Saheb Achutrao Patwardhan Marg,
Four Bunglows, Andheri (W)
Mumbai, India 400053
Tel: 022-32459951/52
Fax: 91-22-30680333
email us at : Contact.KDAH@relianceada.com

Inlaks Hospital
Bhaji Market, Inlaks Hospital Road,
Chembur Colony, Ramkrishna Chemburkar Marg,
Chembur, Sion, Mumbai – 022 25204160

M. T. Agarwal Municipal General Hospital
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road,
Mulund (W)
Phone: (022) 25605729/30, (022) 25640767

K B Bhabha Hospital
Phone: (022) 26429828, (022) 26422775

Shatabdi Hospital
Dock Labour Board Colony, Govandi, Mumbai
022 25564070 / 25563289

Rajawadi Hospital
Phone: (022) 25094149

Mahatma Phule Hospital
Phone: (022) 25782253 / (022) 25782283

Siddharth Hospital
Opp. Motilal Nagar Post Office
Phone: (022) 28766886

Bhagwati Hospital
S. V. P. Road
Phone: (022) 28932461

V N Desai Municipal Hospital
Phone: (022) 26182081

Kurla Bhabha Hospital
Phone: (022) 26500241

Control Room
Room No. 137,
First Floor, Swasthaya Bhawan,
Contact Time: 24×7

Nodal Officer:
Dr. Gawande Ph: 09420711426
Dr. Awate, Ph: 09423337556

Navi Mumbai

Dr. D.Y. Patil Hospital & Research Center
Sector 5, Nerul
Navi Mumbai – 400 706

Tel: +91 22 2771 6677
Fax: +91 22 2771 6677


KEM Hospital
Jawaharlal Nehru Rd, Somwar Peth, Pune – 020 66037300 26125224, 66037408
Fax: 26125603
E-mail: marketing@kemhospital.org

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