Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital

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Coordinates: 19°02′10″N 72°51′33″E / 19.036131°N 72.859268°E / 19.036131; 72.859268

Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital

LTMGH, (Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital), locally known as "Sion Hospital", is a general municipal hospital situated in Sion, a suburb of Mumbai.

It was started in 1947 with 10 beds initially, which has now grown into multi-speciality hospital with more than 1,400 beds. In the same campus, it is attached to Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College (LTMMC) which is a teaching institute for undergraduate and post graduate studies in medical sciences.

It is named after Lokmanya Tilak, an eminent Maharashtrian freedom fighter in pre-independence India.

It is surrounded by Sulochana Shetty Road, Near Bhau Daji Circle, sided by Eastern Express Highway (National Highway Number 3).

Dr. Suleman Merchant is the Dean of LTMC.

Lokmanya Tilak Medical College and Hospital is one of the premier medical institutions of India. Even though it is youngest of all the three major municipal teaching hospitals, it stands today proudly recognized nationally and internationally.

This hospital at a unique situation and is the first major referral hospital and caters to all trauma and disasters from both major highways. Started as a fifty bedded hospital and single OPD, in a military hospital, has grown to more than 1400 beds and planning to expand over few years more rapidly. Currently with 300 senior staff members and 550 postgraduate students, it takes care of around 16 lakhs OPD patients and more than 60000 admissions per year. It provides services in all specialties and many super-specialties. With Many Intensive care units and special clinics, it takes care of complex health problems at very affordable cost. It has special clinics on Learning disability, Hemato-oncology, Thalassemia and Stem cell therapy. Over last 65 years it is offering services to the under privileged sections of the society. The main strength of Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital has been the efficient ‘Trauma Care Centre’ and emergency Medical services center with the state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. It was the first Trauma Service in our country and possibly in Asia, which has been on a constant ‘state of alert’ for disasters. This hospital is a nodal center amongst the medical services of the Disaster management plan in the civic context. It has many firsts to its credit like human milk bank, skin bank and first emergency coronary stenting.

On 30 November 1964 Lokmanya Tilak Medical College was established with the first batch of 60 students. The college has turned out as an excellent undergraduate, post graduate and super speciality training centre and has produced quality health care professionals. Currently LTMC has 150 MBBS students as well as more than 150 post graduate students per year in various subjects and is preferred choice amongst students.[1]

The motto ‘Service through Excellence’ is never as true, as for Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital.[2]

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  1. ^ "MBBS admissions: Medical Council of India recognized colleges in Maharashtra : News". IndiaToday. 27 June 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "LTMGH | Dean’s Message". ltmgh.com. Retrieved 2017-01-24. 

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