Shri Rameshwardasji Birla, in whose memory the Endowment has been set up, was a leading industrialist and philanthropist who dedicated his life to medical, social, cultural, educational and religious activities all over India. He was the pioneering spirit behind the Bombay Hospital and was the Founder Chairman of its Trust. His humanitarian approach and untiring efforts were responsible for setting up of the Bombay Hospital in 1950 with 440 - bed capacity. Later, in 1972 a 15-storey Medical Research Centre (Now known as the R. D. Birla Tower) was added catering to all specialities in the medical field, and equipped with the most sophisticated equipment, and with a strength of over 200 beds, making a total of 640 beds. With the completion of the 15-storey New Wing of the Medical Research Centre (Now known as the M. P. Birla Tower) The bed strength of the Hospital has now gone up to 750 beds, of which 254 beds are in General Ward Categery.
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