Shroffs donate Rs 5.78 crores to PGH



Pervin and Jal Shroff of Hong Kong have kindly sent a donation of Rs 5.78 crores to The B.D. Petit Parsee General Hospital (PGH) to cover the "preliminary and pre-operative costs" incurred for the aborted "Shroff Medical Centre."

In a Press note released to the Parsi Press today, PGH president Homa Petit noted, "As is known to the members of Parsi Zoroastrian community, the munificent pledge of USD 22.5 million by Ms Pervin and Mr Jal Shroff of Hong Kong for construction of a new secular multi-speciality hospital named 'Shroff Medical Centre of B D Petit Parsee General Hospital' was reluctantly withdrawn by the donors in view of administrative bureaucracy, legal challenges and disruptive opposition from some members of our community.

"The management of B D Petit Parsee General Hospital (PGH) had incessantly worked on this project for over three years and had incurred preliminary and pre-operative expenditure of ₹ 5,78,84,023.76, a part of which at ₹ 1,45,09,500.00 was earlier shared by the donors.

"At the request of the management of PGH, the donors have now magnanimously reimbursed the entire balance incurred by PGH for the now-abandoned new hospital project in order not to unduly strain the limited resources of PGH.

"The management of PGH will eternally remain grateful to Pervin and Jal Shroff for their benevolence and continued support to PGH.

"For and on behalf of
B D Petit Parsee General Hospital
Homa Petit
President."

Parsiana