Hinduhridaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Medical College and Dr. R. N. Cooper Municipal General Hospital

The Dr. R. N. Cooper Municipal General Hospital is a public hospital located in Juhu, Mumbai, India.[2] It is owned by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and is operated under a public-private partnership.[3] This hospital was upgraded into medical college in 2015.

Dr. R. N. Cooper Municipal General Hospital
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation
Geography
Location501, JVPD Scheme, Vile Parle West, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400056, India
Coordinates19°06′28″N 72°50′10″E / 19.107838°N 72.836230°E / 19.107838; 72.836230 (Cooper Hospital)Coordinates: 19°06′28″N 72°50′10″E / 19.107838°N 72.836230°E / 19.107838; 72.836230 (Cooper Hospital)[1]
Organisation
FundingPublic-private partnership
TypeGeneral (nidhubalu
Affiliated universityMaharashtra University of Health Sciences
Services
Emergency departmentYes
Beds636 + 304 (940 teaching beds)
History
Former name(s)Maternity Hospital
Opened1969
Links
Websitehbtmc.edu.in
ListsHospitals in India

It was started in 1969 as a maternity home before it was converted into a full-fledged general hospital in 1970.[4]

The hospital underwent massive reconstruction after the original building was declared unfit for use in 1999. The new upgrade, at a cost of 321 crore, includes more beds, as well as systems for rainwater harvesting and sewage treatment.[2] The new hospital design includes an infection control design to prevent doctors from contracting tuberculosis while on duty.[5]

DepartmentsEdit

The hospital/college has the following departments:[6]

  1. Anaesthesiology
  2. Anatomy
  3. Biochemistry
  4. Community Medicine
  5. Dentistry & Maxillofacial surgery
  6. Dermatology & Venereology
  7. Forensic Medicine
  8. General Surgery
  9. Internal Medicine
  10. Microbiology
  11. Neurosurgery
  12. Obstetrics and gynaecology
  13. Ophthalmology
  14. Orthopaedics
  15. Otorhinolaryngology
  16. Paediatrics
  17. Pathology
  18. Pharmacology
  19. Physiology
  20. Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy
  21. Psychiatry
  22. Pulmonary Medicine
  23. Radiology

IncidentsEdit

There were protests at the hospital after a patient attacked a nurse in April 2020.[7]

Sushant Singh Rajput DeathEdit

Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his Mumbai apartment on 14 June 2020. Post mortem of Sushant Singh Rajput was conducted on Cooper hospital late night.[8] While his death was initially ruled a suicide by the Mumbai Police, it now being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cooper Municipal General Hospital". Google maps. Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Cooper Hospital gets new Rs321crore building in Mumbai". Mumbai. Daily News and Analysis. 29 November 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
  3. ^ Iyer, Malathy (13 March 2003). "BMC commences Cooper Hospital revival project". The Times of India. Mumbai. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Chapter 2; Dr. RN Cooper MG Hospital" (PDF). Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. p. 1. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
  5. ^ Shelar, Jyoti (15 September 2013). "New BMC hospitals to be specially designed to save docs from TB". Mumbai. Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
  6. ^ "Departments". Cooper edical College. Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  7. ^ "Protest after patient attacks nurse at Cooper". Mumbai Mirror. 16 April 2020.
  8. ^ "Change Sushant Singh Rajput's cause of death from suicide on Wikipedia, urges sister Priyanka". India Today. 14 June 2020.
  9. ^ "Late-night post-mortem of Sushant Singh Rajput was conducted on Mumbai police order: Cooper hospital doctor tells CBI". Zeenews India. 22 August 2020.