One of the first names that come to mind when we talk about successful liver transplants in India is Sir Gangaram Hospital, besides Hyderabad’s Global Hospitals. However, that’s not the only claim to fame for the Hospital. For all its services, the hospital has been conferred with the Express Healthcare Award at the hands of Dy. Chief Minister R R Patil. The award ceremony was held in Mumbai. The Sir Gangaram Hospital was established in 1954 in New Delhi with bed strength of around 100. Today,- with 650 beds, around 2,000 patients attend the OPDs every day. The Hospital has a 1:5 bed-employee ratio with 500 doctors. The Hospital is a multi-speciality teaching and research facility. The focus is mainly on liver and kidney transplantation, gastroenterology and surgical gastroenterology, minimal access and bariatric surgery, assisted reproduction, critical care units, vascular surgery, joint replacement surgery, nephrology, genetic medicine and imaging. The Hospital is today the largest liver transplant centre in this part of the world. Home Minister R R Patil conferred Express Healthcare Award to the Hospital management represented by the chairman Dr. B K Rao in Mumbai. Bureau report – NMTV

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