Nov 26, 2008

Cama Hospital of Mumbai

At the time of this post, terrorists were holed up in Cama hospital. Here's the history of this great institution of Mumbai.

Cama Hospital bears the name of Mr. Pestonjee Hormusjee Cama, a wealthy Parsee inhabitant, who contributed Rs. 164,311 towards its construction. The hospital opened on July 30th, 1886. It was intended solely for women and young children. When it opened it had only 60 beds. It is next to a smaller building that is Allbless OB/GYN hospital.

The hospital was staffed entirely by women. The religious beliefs at that time did not permit Indian women to be treated or even seen by male physician. This institution was erected to fix that shortcoming in care.