Glass facade for Mumbai hospital
Mumbai-based Sandeep Shikre and Associates has designed the Mahatma Phule Charitable Trust Hospital – A Surana Associate, which was to render an integrated hospital design that included structural and engineering services, liaisoning, construct management, and interior design for a 100-bed, multi-specialty hospital.
Spread over 90,000 sq. ft., the hospital is designed in a medium-rise building with a simple but efficient internal circulation that involves studying the solar path and micro-climate. It is designed as per the AERB (Atomic Energy Regulation Board) guidelines and has been accredited by the NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals) and JCI (Joint Commission International). A glass façade is a low-maintenance, long-lasting, and eco-friendly element to provide optimum daylight and conserve energy. Entry points for OPD patients and visitors and the emergency departments are segregated for smooth accessibility. An individual floor is designed for the ICU facility.
The three operation theatres are equipped with laminar airflow jointless and seamless operating systems and advanced PET scans to diagnose and treat cancer. This hospital is one of the nine centers in Mumbai that has a PET scan facility. The theatres are equipped with linear accelerators and 24-channel brachytherapy machines used to treat breast and cervical cancer. Apart from this, cath labs, blood banks, and pneumatic chutes for sample collection are accommodated into the design as well. Patients can choose from single-bed, double-bed, and general ward occupancies along with isolation beds, waiting areas and parking facilities. The hospital complies with fire safety regulations, with the kitchen on the top floor to ensure this. Integrated light panel artworks are designed on the ceilings of the radiotherapy spaces, which radiate a relaxing vibe, designed to reduce anxiety.
Wide passages and commuting corridors enable smooth transportation of wheelchairs and stretchers. The HVAC system is designed with a filtration system to ensure high indoor air quality. The hospital further extends its services to underprivileged patients under the Central and Maharashtra State GOC Health Schemes.