Nehru Hospital is situated in Rose-Belle in the district of Grand Port and caters for the sanitary region number 4 covering the districts of Grand Port and Savanne with approximately 200,000 inhabitants under the directorate of a Regional Health Director (RHD).
The Regional Health Director is responsible for the Souillac District Hospital and the Day care centre of Mahebourg Hospital.
There are 17 Community Health Centres and 5 Area Health Centres within its catchments area.
The foundation stone of J Nehru Hospital was laid in October 1984 by H.E. Zail Singh, the then President of India.
The first phase of the project began in 1985 and consisted in the building of six 30-bed wards. The official opening was on 14th November 1990 on the death anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru. The launching was done in March 1991 by H.E Dr S. Sharma the then Indian Vice President. The first Regional Health Director was Dr B. Ramdowar.
The second phase, concerning the setting up of six new wards, a central sterilisation unit and a sewerage plant, was started in August 1993 and was completed in August 1996.