Hamidia Hospital

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Hamidia Hospital
Geography
Location Royal Market, Fatehgarh, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Organisation
Care system Public
Hospital type Teaching tertiary care general hospital
Affiliated university Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal
Services
Emergency department yes
Links
Lists Hospitals in India


Hamidia Hospital is a multispeciality tertiary care teaching hospital in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. The hospital was earlier known as "Prince of Wales King Edwards Memorial Hospital for men". It is affiliated to Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, in the capital of Madhya Pradesh.

History[edit]

Prior to 1927, it was a small Hospital with 25 beds and was located in a building which now houses the city Kotwali. During the next 22 years the bed strength of this Hospital was gradually incresed. It was shifted to its present venue the same period. Thus in 1949, prior to the merger of the Bhopal State, the Hamidia Hospital had 175 beds. The year 1953 saw further extension in the Hamidia Hospital, when the present building inside the Fort Fatehgath was occupied. In 1956 a new three storeyed Surgical Wing with two modern operation theatres and a new three storeyed Medical Ward were added. Since the construction of these new Hospitals the bed strength has now been raised to 525.

Hamidia Hospital played a crucial role in emergency response and care after the Bhopal disaster.[citation needed]