The Parsi Wards in MASINA HOSPITAL comprises of separate Male and Female wards, and an exclusive ‘Hospice Ward’ situated on the ground and first floor of the Moos memorial building.
After extensive renovations and re-furbishment thanks to the generous donations received from the estate of late Col. Pesi Bharocha, these wards were inaugurated on 11th April 2004 by Mrs. Lulu Katky, Executor and Trustee of the estate.
The Male and female wards each have a capacity of 15 beds whereas the "Hospice Ward" which houses the immobile and terminally ill patients consists of 11 cubicles so as to afford privacy & comfort as far as possible during their stay.
These wards are totally funded by well-wishers and philanthropic Parsi Charitable Trusts. One such Trust Bai Maneckbai P. B. Jeejeebhoy Deed of Settlement Fund has been generously donating money every year for the upkeep of these wards, and we are always grateful and thankful for their largesse.
The Parsi patients are treated either totally free or at concessional rates depending on the financial status of their family. Regardless, they are all treated the same, and enjoy the same nursing care, food and comfort as the others.
A bi-annual trip to the Atash Behram and a drive through the streets of Mumbai on Parsi New Year and Navroz (arranged by the Hospital) are the highlights for these patients, some of whom have been there for 5-6 years.
Nature itself has provided huge old trees, flower beds, chirping of birds and well maintained gardens abutting these wards, all of which has a soothing effect on the patients.