After opposition from community, ₹160cr deal for Parsi hospital scrapped

After infighting within the community, a Hong Kong-based Parsi tycoon and his wife have decided to call off the ₹160-crore deal that would have helped revive the Parsee General Hospital (PGH) at Breach Candy.

A committee member of the hospital said the deal was cancelled because of “administrative bureaucracy, legal challenges and disruptive opposition from members of our community”.

President of the hospital Homa Petit, in a statement, said, “An excellent scheme which would have benefited the community, the hospital, and particularly its poor and needy, has been brought to naught.” The donors Jal and Pervin Shroff had set a deadline of September 30, 2019, to “ensure the future viability of the PGH”.

“There are cases pending before the charity commissioner pertaining to the hospital. We were asked to conclude all this by September 30, but that did not happen. The couple have other charities to look after,” a committee member said.

Published on Hindustan Times