Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Indore is one of the oldest and most prestigious medical colleges in India. It is 15th oldest medical college in the country, established in 1948. MD and MS degrees were started in the instituition way back in 1953. MGM Medical College, Indore had many pioneers in the field of Pediatrics, General Medicine, Surgery and subspecialities were started as early as 1950. MGM MC conducted the First All India Pediatrics Conference in 1955. A cardiac lab was constructed in 1962 which conducted open-heart surgeries for poor people. MGM Medical College is one of founder medical colleges associated with National Library of India and RHD registry under ICMR.Indore was once the centre of health care in western India. India's first medical institution, King Edward Medical School, was established here as early as 1848. The hospital is named after Yashwantrao Holkar, Maharaja of Indore, the last Holkar ruler. When it was inaugurated in 1955, it was Asia's largest government hospital and largest hospital till date in central India.It is the first govt. hospital to be computerised. Its first dean was Dr. Bose, who was the head of department of pharmacology.M. Y. Hospital has 1200 beds with all the major medical departments: surgery, medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, dermatology, chest and TB, orthopaedics, E.N.T., ophthalmology, radiology, anaesthesiology, paediatrics, forensic medicine, and casualty, cardiology, neurology, gastroenterology, nephrology, endocrinology divisions are under parent medicine department. Medicine dept. has 18 bedded MICU, 8 bedded ICCU, 5 hemodialysis machines, endoscopy unit, ventilators, etc. There are SICU, NICU, PICU, burn units, and surgical superspeciality units in M Y Hospital.