The Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre is one of the oldest tertiary care, multi-specialty Trust hospitals of the country. In the late 60s, when the establishment of large private hospitals was not common, the institution was conceptualized & endowed to the city of Mumbai by Seth Lokoomal Chanrai. Seth Chanrai came from a family of philanthropists who had businesses in many countries. The family had already supported many small & large projects. Seth Lokoomal entrusted Dr. Shantilal Mehta the task of establishing an ultra-modern centrally located medical centre where people of all races and creeds could receive the benefits of advanced health care. Jaslok Hospital is situated at Dr. G Deshmukh Marg, Peddar Road which is a main artery of South Mumbai and overlooking the Arabian Sea. The name Jaslok was derived from the names of Seth Lokoomal & his wife Smt. Jasotibai. Seth Chanrai’s vision was implemented and brought to reality largely by his Brother-in-law Dada Mathradas Assomull. The hospital was inaugurated on 6th July 1973 by the erstwhile Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi. Jaslok Hospital has Research activities going on in various fields in collaboration with other institutions in India & abroad. More importantly, the hospital has evolved into a tertiary referral centre for providing treatment for advanced, complex problems. It is a training institution as well. It attracts patients not only from Mumbai but all parts of Maharashtra, other States and abroad. Prominent citizens from all over the country have availed of the advanced facilities at the Jaslok Hospital.
It is the first hospital in the country to get a triple head gamma camera and the first solid state dedicated cardiac camera in Asia and a 5 ring 16 slice PET-CT scanner. Equipped with the latest etchnology such as, CT: Dual Energy Discovery (GE), MR: 3 Tesla (Siemens), X-Ray: Multiforce (Siemens), MARS 3.5 (Allengers), DX 525 (GE), Mammography: HR with Stereotactic Biopsy (Siemens), Ultrasound: Real Time, Colour Doppler, Duplex (Siemens, Philips, Toshiba), SPECT-CT: NM. 670. SPECT-CT (GE), CR-DR: ADC SOLO (Agfa), PET-CT: 5 ring 16 slice PET CT System (GE), Bone Densitometry: GE, Fluroscopy: Klinoskop (Siemens), Precise Digital Linear Accelerator (Elekta), Cardiology Department: IVUS, OCT, Laser, Rotablation, IABP supported angioplasty, VMAT – Radiation Therapy (Electa), and IMRT , IDRT – Radiation Therapy. Has pleasant, comfortable, air-conditioned patient rooms that are equipped with nurse call systems, television, and refrigerator and telephone facility during their treatment. Provides food according to the patients preferences. Different Categories of room/bed are also available.