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Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra


Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra
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Acharya Donde Marg, Parel
Mumbai (District Mumbai)
Maharashtra, India
Pin Code : 400012

Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai Maharashtra is also known as KING EDWARD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SETH GORDHANDAS SUNDERDAS MEDICAL COLLEGE, GSMC Mumbai. Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai Maharashtra is managed by Society: Diamond Jubilee Society Trust (DJST). Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai Maharashtra was established on / in 1925.

Principal of Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai Maharashtra is Dr. Sanjay N. Oak.

Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital is situated in Mumbai of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Mumbai comes under Mumbai (Bombay) Tehsil, Mumbai District.

Fax # of Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai Maharashtra is 022-24143435, 24142503.

Contact Person(s) of the Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai Maharashtra is (are): Dean: Dr. Avinash N Supe (Mobile 98207-03191, avisupe@gmail.com).

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai Maharashtra are Ajay Rana Deputy Dean 9821274483.

email ID(s) is Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital Mumbai Maharashtra

Website of Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai Maharashtra is http://www.kem.edu/college/.

Contact Details of Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai Maharashtra are : Telephone: +91-22-24136051, 24131419

A. From the airport:
a. The Santacruz Domestic Terminal: This is about 8-9 kilometers from the hospital. Travel by cab takes between 25 and 40 minutes depending on traffic conditions and costs around Rs. 225.
b. The Sahar International Terminal: This is about 12-13 kilometers from the hospital. Travel by cab takes between 50 and 60 minutes and costs around Rs.300

B. From the railway stations:
If you reaching Mumbai by long distance trains, The Dadar stations [Dadar (central railway) and Dadar (western railway)] are closest to the hospital. These are less than 2 kilometers from the hospital. The taxi fares should be around Rs.20. In case your trains do not halt at the Dadar stations, you will be getting off at the Kurla Terminus (Lokmanya Tilak Terminus) or the Chatrapati Shivaji (Victoria) Terminus on the central railway and at the Bombay Central Station on the western railway. On the central railway , the Kurla Terminus is about 6 kilometers from the hospital, a 30 min cab drive costing around Rs. 100. The same is true of the Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus. On the western railway, the Bombay Central station is closer at about 4 kilometers, a 20 minute cab ride at around Rs.50.

C. From the bus stations:
You will be getting off at the Dadar bus terminus from where the hospital is less than two kilometers. The taxi fare should be around Rs.20.


Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai Maharashtra runs course(s) in Medical stream(s).
MBBS, M.Sc. OT/PT, Electives for Foreign Medical Students, Diploma Course in Nursing and Midwifery Observership, Graduate and Post Graduate courses

Diploma in Dermatology, Venereology And Leprosy
Diploma in Anesthesia
Diploma in Ophthalmology
Diploma in Psychological Medicine
Diploma in Public Health
Diploma in Radio-Diagnosis
DM - Clinical Pharmacology
DM - Endocrinology
DM - Gastroenterology
DM - Nephrology
DM - Neurology
M. Sc. - Pathology
M.Ch - Neuro Surgery
M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery
M.Ch - Plastic Surgery
M.Ch - Thoracic Surgery
M.Ch - Urology/Genito-Urinary Surgery
MD - Anaesthesiology
MD - Dermatology
MD - General Medicine
MD - Microbiology
MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
MD - Paediatrics
MD - Pathology
MD - Pharmacology
MD - Physiology
MD - Psychiatry
MD - Radio Diagnosis
MD - Radiology
MD - Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases
MS - Anatomy
MS - General Surgery
MS - Ophthalmology
MS - Orthopaedics

Profile of Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital

Founded in 1926, the Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College (GSMC) and the King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital are amongst the foremost teaching and medical care providing institutions in India. The medical college (school) provides training to about 2000 students in undergraduate, postgraduate and superspeciality medical courses; in undergraduate and postgraduate physical and occupational therapy; Masters and PhD courses in various allied specialties. A nursing school is also maintained by these institutions.

The twin institutes of the Seth GS Medical College & KEM Hospital were established in 1926 with a nationalistic spirit to cater to the “health care needs of the northern parts of the island” to be manned entirely by Indians. With a glorious legacy of over 80 years, 10 lakh patients and 50,000 plus surgeries annually, these institutes are among the top ranked in the city and country.

GENESIS AND FOUNDATION In 1907, under the Police Charges Act, the work of medical relief within the city of Bombay was entrusted to the Municipal Corporation. In 1909, an ad hoc committee of the corporation decided that the time had come for the Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College in 1925 Photo by Keshav M. Godhia to be associated with the proposed hospital. At the instance of Sir Pherozshah Mehta, the donors also insisted \ that the professors and teachers to be employed should I all be properly qualified independent Indian gentlemen I not in government service. The Municipality approached the Bombay Medical Union for a detailed scheme for the organization of the medical college and hospital. Dr. Jivraj Mehta, just returned from London after obtaining an M.D.degree, was approached by the union. He suggested a radical departure from the traditional design of teaching hospitals in India where isolated blocks housed separate departments. Dr. Mehta proposed that the entire medical college be housed in one large building and the hospital (including the out-patient block) in a separate building. This would facilitate co-ordination between the various departments. The two buildings were to be interconnected by covered corridors so that patients, students and staff could easily go from one building to another during heavy monsoon rains. (The Seth G.S.Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital were the first multistoreyed institutions of their kind. The K.E.M. Hospital was the first Indian hospital housing the out-patient department within the main hospital building).

The plans were submitted to W.A.Pite who had designed the Kings College Hospital in London and was then a leading authority on hospital construction. The local architect was G.Wittet. In those days it was thought that if an architect happened to be an Englishman, he was not only a fit person to draw up plans for a hospital but also to select its equipment. Wittet drew up a long list of equipment to be imported from England, including even ordinary beds for the wards, lockers and mobile screens.

The equipment committee (consisting of Dr Rustom Cooper, Dr P.T.Patel and Col.Hamilton) insisted on obtaining most items from Bombay. Wittet strongly expressed his resentment but was disregarded. When the hospital and the college were formally inaugurated on 22 January 1926, Wittet was presented a gold cigarette cas 5* by the Governor of Bombay, Sir Leslie Orme Wilson, in appreciation of his services. In the very first week, however, a large piece of the plastered ceiling of the operation theatre came down and within the first fortnight, the tiled floor cracked! The total cost of construction of the hospital was Rs.2,527,699 and that of the college Rs 1,364,574.

In making the first appointments to the staff, the Municipal Corporation was largely guided by Dr G. V. Deshmukha very active member of the corporation and also a big noise in the profession (Cooper). Dr Jivraj Mehta was elected Dean of the college and hospital. The first batch of teachers included Dr.M.D.D.Gilder, Dr P.C.Bharucha, Dr A.S.Erulkar, Dr P. T. Patel, Dr G. V. Deshmukh, Dr.R.N.Cooper, Dr V.L.Parmar, Dr.N.A. Purandare, DrV.R.Khanolkar and DrB.B.Yodh,who, according to Dr Jivraj Mehta, were individuals of the highest capability and deepest integrity. There was a great bond of striving towards a common aim - ensuring a brilliant success for these institutions. Remember, these were the first medical institutions in the country staffed by Indians at the professorial and other levels and there was a great sense of pride in all of us.

The list of members of the staff in 1926 shows their designations as Honorary surgeon and lecturer in surgery,Honorary physician and lecturer in medicine and so on. Dr Rustom Cooper explained:
To ensure smooth working, some departures from accepted policies were instituted. It was the usual practice in hospitals to have surgeons in order of seniority. The senior surgeon became, ipsofacto, professor of surgery. The surgeons at the K.E.M. Hospital decided differently. It was resolved to drop the high sounding title of professor and call the surgeons just lecturers. It must be said to the credit of Drs G. V. Deshmukh and A. P.Bacha that, though they had a senior standing in the profession, they agreed to this arrangement. This plan was accepted by all the other departments and has been responsible for the great fellow - feeling that has always prevailed. Many heartaches and petty jealousies were thus averted.

Media coverage of Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai Maharashtra, Maharashtra

Hey Bigg Boss, kids are watching Sunny Leones other acts

Mumbai: A 15-year-old boy from a reputed school in South Mumbai was caught discussing Sunny Leone after watching pornographic videos of the adult star on the Internet. The boy who was reprimanded by his teachers and parents said he was curious to know more about Leone after she made an appearance in Bigg Boss, a reality show on television.Psychiatrists and sexologists in the city said this was not an isolated case. For the past two weeks, they are getting an increasing number of cases of youngsters watching porn clips in an attempt to know Leone and her work.

Two days ago, the parents of a 16-year-old girl came to me and complained that their daughter was spending most of her time watching Leones porn videos on the Internet. They had installed a software to keep a watch on her internet activities. When they confronted her, she said she was checking who Leone was and ended up watching porn clips. She did not know how and when she got addicted to porn, said Dr Rajan Bhonsle, professor and head of the department of sexual medicines, KEM hospital and GS medical college.

Ever since news of Leones participation in Bigg Boss was made public, I have been seeing parents complaining of their childrens sudden addiction to porn movies, said Dr Bhonsle. All the cases have a common point — Sunny Leone. There is so much curiosity about her that people are turning to the Internet to find out more. Since her identity is that of a porn star, people end up watching porn clips.

Leone was born as Karen Malhotra in Ontario, Canada, in May 1981. She has appeared in various reality shows in the US and was named among the worlds top 12 porn performers by fashion magazine Maxim in 2010.

Doctors believe organisers of Bigg Boss should have been more careful while introducing someone like Leone. Bigg Boss is a very popular show and when a person who is otherwise unknown lands up in the house, people are bound to get curious, said child psychiatrist Dr Rajiv Anand who also runs the Rahat child guidance clinic in Andheri.

I held a workshop in Bhayander on Sunday where parents told me that they were distressed with their children spending time online to get information on Leone.Children in the 10-12 age group have excessive curiosity, said Dr Anand. Dr Bhosle agrees. Though the organisers are trying to hide Leones identity from the housemates, the media is talking about her status as an adult star and the fact that she is a bisexual, he said.

The Leone phenomenon in India is not only restricted to children. Even young couples are experiencing marital problems because of her. I dealt with a case in which a husband wanted his wife to behave like Leone after watching the adult stars videos. The wife refused and it led to fights, said Dr Sunay Pradhan, consulting psychiatrist at Masina hospital.

There are others who feel porn addiction among teenagers is normal. Teenagers watching porn is an age-related issue and a passing phase. As long as they are able to clear their doubts with a matured individual, it is fine. But if it starts affecting the childs life, one should intervene and offer help. Parents need to handle the issue carefully, said senior psychiatrist Dr Harish Shetty.

The Leone mania has certainly gripped India and is set to stay as Bollywood directors have also expressed a desire to cast her in films.

Let Aruna Shanbaug go, say Mumbaikars

Mumbai: While the medical fraternity welcomed the Supreme Court verdict rejecting a petition for the mercy killing of Aruna Shanbaug , who has been in a persistent vegetative state for 37 years, a number of Mumbaikars said that she should be allowed a dignified death.

A Supreme Court bench of Justice Markandey Katju and Justice Gyan Sudha Misra on Monday ruled out a mercy killing petition filed in favour of Aruna Shanbaug (63), who was brutally raped in 1973 and remains in a persistent vegetative state in Mumbais King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital.

It is a tragedy that while the woman, who was chained and raped lives a life she didnt deserve for the past 37 years, the person responsible is living a normal life. She should be freed from this pain and suffering, Kanchan Singh, chef in a Mumbai hotel, said.

Khantil Shah, a public relations professional, while voicing concern over the possible misuse of euthanasia (mercy killing), if allowed, generally agreed to this view.

All of her (Shanbaugs) batch-mates have retired, but are still taking care of her. She has lost support from her family as well. She is just a body lying on the bed. I know for a fact that euthanasia, if legalised, can be misused in many ways. But the court should consider certain pleas. In this case, euthanasia should be granted, he said.

Prince George, a logistics professional, said: Denying euthanasia in a situation like Arunas is prolonging death, not life. We have the right to death as much as we have the right to life.According to Stavan Mehta, a software expert, people should come together and raise voice against the verdict.We must all help Aruna free herself from the state of a non-existent being. She deserves to rest in peace, he said.Gurcharan Singh Sandhu, a bank officer, felt that Shanbaug has had enough of her suffering. Her suffering will not end until she passes away. She should be granted euthanasia, he said.Anupma Diddi, an education professional, said: Aruna is not in a position to make an informed decision for herself. The fact that she is alive today is also a decision taken by the doctors and the society. It is time now that we let her go.

Sadhna Shah, a homemaker, however felt Shanbaug should not be killed.

She should be allowed her rightful life. I know Arunas mind doesnt register life or death anymore, but who are we to take a life, she asked.

K. Rajeshwari, a college student, agreed.

If Aruna cannot decide for herself, we have no right to decide for her either. She should live on till she dies of natural reasons, she said.

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