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Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai

Region: Maharashtra Country: India

In fifty years, what was a fifty bed Indian Military Hospital at Dharavi, has now become a state of the art 1,416 bed modern "Sion Hospital." This has occurred almost entirely due to the golden motto of the institution: Service through Excellence the one family tradition followed by all staff members at the hospital.

The metamorphosis from the army barracks to a modern hospital has been a slow but steadily progressive one. The main strength of the hospital is the sustained excellence of its emergency areas. We are justifiably proud that it was L.T.M.G. Hospital that started the first Trauma Care Center in India two decades ago. An ambulance equipped with a two-way radio provided emergency treatment to the patient at the accident site.

The Trauma Ward handles more than three-thousand seriously injured patients each year. The Intensive Cardiac Care Unit has pioneered non-operative methods in treating patients with acute heart attacks. In Mumbai, L.T.M.G.'s Medical Intensive Care Unit was in the forefront in treating such emergencies as the chlorine gas leak in 1985, the plague epidemic in 1994 and the Bhiwandi food poisoning in 1996. The Pediatric and the Neonatal Intensive Care Units have been doing exceptional work in the treatment of newborns and the young children of Mumbai.

It will not be an exaggeration to state that L.T.M.G. Hospital is forever in a "state of alert" for disasters. We have reduced the reaction time of disasters to minutes due to the existence of a disaster management plan.

The youngest of the three major metropolitan teaching hospitals of Greater Mumbai, our institute stands today as one of the internationally recognized pivotal centers of modern health care. For the last fifty years, the hospital has provided quality health care to the citizens of Mumbai following a dedicated path of commitment, compassion, and competency.

Though the growth of the institution has paralleled the growth of our country since independence, much more needs to be done. We are looking toward expanding all our critical care areas and bringing them under the single umbrella of Emergency Medical Services. New improvements in the methods of communication will enable us to manage critically-ill patients.

History - Nursing department was at military shacks and barracks.the need for training nurses was felt, therefore midwifery was started in 1950 and general Nursing in 1959.A new nurses Home and school of nursing was started in year 1954.

Nursing Education -

  • The syllabus for school nursing in vogue from 1965 was revised in 1985 Maharashtra nursing council and adopted by school of nursing. Community health nursing was given importance keeping in mind WHO Theme Health for all by 2000 A. D.
  • The period of training was reduced from 3 and Half years to 3years .
  • In 1987 the first batch of students were admitted and trained as per new syllabus. The old norms for personnel required in school of nursing were changed. For fifty students one principal, one vice principal, six Tutors and one Tutor for every additional ten students was the new norm.
  • The first Basic graduate Tutor to be appointed was Mrs.V.A.Ballawali followed by many more Basic and post basic Tutors.
  • Since schools of nursing came in existence, the expectation of quality patient care by the administration has brought a lot of changes in the nursing service. There are more and more career minded nurses going for B.Sc., M.Sc., Hospital Administration, Public Health Nursing, Neonatal Nursing, Cancer Nursing and Enterostomal Therapist and many other courses. Many in service education programmes were also conducted with the help of Sister Tutors who took time off their work load to help Matron, so all round a general improvement in patient care is evident. Many nurses went abroad for specialized training too.
  • In year 2004 the syllabus was again revised to get acquainted with the modern technologies including Computer, Research methods and Nsg Education.
Nursing Specialities
  • Nurse educators-All round development of students and conducts in-service education programme.Maharashtra nursing council examiners.
  • Nurse Researcher-Participate and conduct research work.
  • Enterostomal Nurse-(Stoma care) manages G.I stoma. provides necessary guidance, health education, psychological support, counseling for stoma care.
  • Oncology nurse- care of cancer patient, administration of chemotherapy, spiritual care.
Infection control nurse- Works as member of infection control committee. updates new infection control practices, conducts surveillance of waste disposal, also responsible for setting, updating & implementing nursing protocols for disinfection, isolation, practice of invasive procedure, establishing and maintaining aseptic as needed, recording, reporting, follow up of needle stick injury.

Triage nurse, AKD nurse, Burns nurse.etc

  1. The nursing journal of India (T.N.A.I),
  2. Nursing times in India,
  3. Arogya patrika,
  4. Oncology nursing news letter.
  5. American journal for nurses.

Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai Degree Programs :


  • Bachelor Degree
  • MBBS
  • Master Degree
  • MD - General Medicine
  • MD - Paediatrics
  • MD - Dermatology
  • MD - Physiology
  • MD - Community Medicine
  • MD - Microbiology
  • MS - General Surgery
  • MS - ENT
  • MS - Orthopaedics
  • MS - Ophthalmology
  • MD - TB & Chest Diseases
  • MD - Psychiatry
  • MD - Radiodiagnosis
  • MD - Emergency Medicine
  • MD - Pathology
  • MD - Biochemistry
  • MD - Anaesthesiology
  • MS - Anatomy
  • MD - Skin & V.D
  • MD - Radiotherapy
  • DM - Cardiology
  • DM - Gastroenterology
  • MCH Urology
  • MCH Plastic Surgery
  • MCH Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • M.Ch Neurosurgery
  • M.Ch Paediatric Surgery
  • Diploma Programmes
  • Diploma in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology

Public Health

  • Diploma Programmes
  • Diploma in Public Health

Contact Details

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