King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College
() is amongst the foremost teaching and medical care providing institutions in India
. It was founded in 1926 in Mumbai
The medical school
(Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College) provides training to about 2000 students in undergraduate
and super-speciality medical courses; in undergraduate and postgraduate physical therapy
and occupational therapy
courses in various allied specialities. A nursing
school is also maintained by these institutions.
The history of these institutions is closely related to India's struggle for freedom from the British. When qualified Indian nationals were denied attachments as teachers and doctors to the then only Medical College in Bombay (Mumbai), the Grant Medical College, a few pioneering Indian doctors, who had returned from the UK with medical degrees, set about founding a medical college of their own to which only Indian nationals would be admitted as teachers and doctors - this culminated in the establishment of the Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College through a munificent donation from the heirs of Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas - a wealthy Bombay merchant.
With about 390 staff physicians
and 550 resident doctors, the 1800 bedded hospital treats about 1.8 million out-patients and 78,000 in-patients annually and provides both basic care and advanced treatment facilities in all fields of medicine and surgery.
Funded mainly by the Municipal......