Ronald McDonald House Charities launches its India chapter


Mumbai, Sep 20 (PTI) Ronald McDonald House Charities Foundation India (RMHC India), a non-profit corporation today launched its India chapter by opening the first Ronald McDonald Family Room (RMFR) at BJ Wadia Hospital in Mumbai.

“We have opened the first Ronald McDonald Family Room (RMFR) at the Haematology & Oncology Department of BJ Wadia Hospital here for children, which will allow families to be present and involved in their child’s treatment and recovery,” Chairwoman of RMHC Smita Jatia said here.

“The foundation plans to open more family rooms in more hospitals across the country in near future,” Jatia added.

The new OPD is spread across an area of 2,500 sq.ft and is refurbished and re-imaged to manage smooth inflow and outflow of patients with a capacity expansion from 11 to 19 bedded Pediatric Haematology-Oncology, Jatia said.

The RMFR has equipped the Haematology-Oncology department with new infrastructure and built-in capabilities at the daycare ward which will eliminate the overnight stay or hospitalisation of approximately 5,000-6,000 children who are undergoing critical blood transfusion or chemotherapy treatment.

Hardcastle Restaurants, a Master Franchise for McDonald’s in West and South India funded and helped refurbish the OPD facility at the Hospital and build the first RMFR.

RMHC is one of the world’s leading NGOs supporting the accommodation needs of families with children receiving treatment at a hospital.