SASSOON GENERAL HOSPITALS, PUNE
In the year 1869, foundation of Sassoon Hospital was done from the generous donation of Sir David Sassoon, a Jewish Philanthropist. Hospital was then having 144 beds. Sassoon Hospital played a major role in controlling plague epidemic in 1892. In the year 1909, expansion of Sassoon Hospital was done from the generous donation of Mr. Jacob Sassoon. Further expansion was made from the donation of Shri Ankalesaria in the year 1911. Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi was operated in Sassoon hospital on 12th January 1924 for Appendicectomy. Played major role in dealing with critical patients of ‘Swine Flu’ during the epidemic by starting special ICU care unit and also developed ‘Pune Pattern’ of management to be followed later for whole country in year 2009-2010. Promptly dealt with the ‘German Bakery’ Bomb Blast victims in year 2010.
B.J. GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGE, PUNE
In the year 1871, foundation of B.J. Medical School was done from the generous donation of Byramjee Jeejeebhoy, another Philanthropist. In 1946, B.J. Medical School was upgraded to B.J. Medical College. Construction of present B. J. Medical College building was started in 1948 and was completed in 1950. Super-specialty courses were started and specialized treatment was made available. A building for super-specialty department is built from the donation of Infosys Foundation. UG, PG and Super-specialty courses are conducted in the college. 200 admissions and 145 PG admissions are made every year.