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Wanless Hospital, Miraj (Sangli)


This pioneer medical institution had very humble beginnings more than 100 years ago. During the 19th Century, a young Canadian missionary doctor named William Wanless with his wife Mary, descended on the shores of India. This young couple arrived to the Western India Mission at Sangli, Maharashtra in November 1891 to make their home and serve the masses here in the Sangli-Miraj area.

With a vision in his mind and 40 cents in his pocket as a donation, he selected the rustic town of Miraj for the mission hospital. It started in a small rented place in the busy bazaar as a one-room dispensary in 1891, assisted by Mrs. Wanless, a trained nurse. With the help of the Rajah of Miraj, land was acquired for a hospital. The Medical Mission took roots and this was the beginning of the Mission Hospital which over the past 100 years has grown into an institution consisting of a 550-bed teaching hospital affiliated with the Government Medical College, a College of Nursing, an Institute of Pharmacy and various paramedical programmes.

Today Wanless Hospital, Miraj Medical Centre (MMC) attracts hundreds of poor and needy patients from all over India and abroad as it did for over a century. As a secondary and tertiary care centre, Wanless Hospital serves a 250 kms (150 miles) radius and population of nearly 20 million, providing the best possible medical services to one and all, regardless of race, caste, creed or ability to pay.

Wanless Hospital is an institution for comprehensive and dedicated medical care. Conceptualized by a visionary, meticulously planned and painstakingly designed, it sets ultimate standards in both medical treatment and patient comfort aiding a quick and complete cure.

The development through a strong human resource team of highly specialized and committed doctors, nurses and allied health professionals is encouraged to uphold the traditions of Wanless Hospital for compassionate and skillful health care.


Wanless Hospital, Miraj (Sangli) is an other university. It is located at Wanless Hospital, Miraj Medical Center Miraj-Pandharpur Road, Miraj Dist.-Sangli, Maharashtra (India) in Sangli, Maharashtra, India.


Wanless Hospital, Miraj Medical Center Miraj-Pandharpur Road, Miraj Dist.-Sangli, Maharashtra (India)
Sangli, Maharashtra, India