KING EDWARD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College

Acharya Donde Marg, Parel,
Mumbai 400 012. India.
Tel.: 91-22-2410 7000 Fax: 91-22-2414 3435

Achievements :

The achievements of the institutions that hit the national headlines or won awards such as the Lasker or Padma Bhushan, include the contribution on Rauwolfia serpentina by Dr Rustom Jal Vakil, the first heart transplant in India by Dr P.K.Sen and the first documented Indian test-tube baby by Dr Indira Hinduja.

The major contribution was made towards the development of a good system of undergraduate and postgraduate education, the creation of a system where the poor can obtain good and free medical care and the creation of an ethos of service.

Problems :

With limited financial resources it is becoming difficult to meet everyday requirements and it has not been financially possible to acquire modern equipment such as a computerized tomographic scanner. The staff feel discriminated against in the allotment of fellowships, equipment gifted by foreign governments and grants from international health organizations. Moreover, because of commercialism there is a danger of our work ethos being eroded. The harmony among members of the staff is under strain resulting in the neglect of patient care, student education and research.

King Edward VII Memorial Hospital – The first batch of students with members of the staff, 1928

1928

  1. Assistant Dean and Assistant Medical Officer’s Quarters.
  2. Nurse’s Home
  3. Lady Student’s Hostel
  4. Haffkine Institute
  5. Nowrosiee Wadia Maternity Hospital
  6. Bai jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children
  7. Cancer Research Institute
  8. Tata Memorial Hospital
  9. Turner Sanatorium
  10. Ramesh Pramchand Tuberculosis HofpiMteSuwrt
  11. Bai Sakerbai Petit Hospital for Animals
  12. Veterinary College
  13. Cardio Vascular and Thoracic Center
  14. Institute For Research in Reproduction
  15. Seth Dhurmal Bajaj Orthopaedic Center and Research Institute
  16. The Central Vaccination Dept. Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital campus

PLANS FOR THE FUTURE – The struggle to remain in the forefront of Indian medicine however continues. A recently constructed twelve-storeyed building houses new departments and has allowed some old ones to expand. The present orthopaedics centre is to be converted into a convalescent centre. A facility for producing blood products that will meet our most complex needs is being evolved. An intensive care unit for patients with serious neurological diseases is being planned. Preventive and Social Medicine are also being applied to new areas.

Epilogue :

In their sixty-second year, these institutions continue to play important roles in medical education and patient care. Students can register for training in every branch of medical science. The teachers are qualified and recognized as guides for all diplomas and degrees offered by the University of Bombay and other academic licensing bodies. Patients from all over India are attended to by residents and consultants in departments ranging from dermatology to psychiatry and neurosurgery to proctology. Several departments have gained national renown. We hope the enviable past of these institutes will flow into a promising future.

Suggested Reading :

  1. Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College and King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Silver Jubilee Souvenir (22 January 1926, 22 January 1951). Editor: Nandkumar.H.Keswani, 1951.
  2. Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital Golden Jubilee Souvenir (22 January 1926, 22 January 1976). Editors: S.M.Bhatnagar, M. L.Kothari, 1976.
  3. Seth G.S. Medical College and K.F.M. Hospital. Handbook. Editors: S. M. Bhatnagar, M. L. Kothari, Lopa.A. Mehta, 1980.
  4. Annual Administrative Reports of the K.E.M. Hospital and Seth G. S. Medical College published by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Bombay.

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