Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology

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Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology
ಕಿದ್ವಾಯಿ ಸ್ಮಾರಕ ಗಂಥಿ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆ
Location Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Funding Autonomous institution of Government of Karnataka
Affiliated university Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences For Academics[1]
Founded 26 June 1973[2]

Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology (Kannada : ಕಿದ್ವಾಯಿ ಸ್ಮಾರಕ ಗಂಥಿ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆ ) is a cancer care hospital in Bangalore Karnataka state, India.It is a Autonomous institution of Government of Karnataka[3] and Regional Cancer Centre funded by the Government of India.[4][5] It was granted Regional Cancer Centre status on 1 November 1980. The Indian Council of Medical Research has recognised this referral Institution as a research organization.


Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology (KMIO), Bangalore named after Rafi Ahmed Kidwai, the Governor of Bombay, it was founded on 26 June 1973.The Government of Karnataka by an order on 27 December 1979, converted the institute into an autonomous Institution to enable it not only to mobilise resources and expertise from other national and international agencies but also, consequent thereof, to develop and grow further into a pioneer and model in the field of Oncology in Karnataka. The Institute was registered on 8 January 1980 as an independent body. The first Director of the Institute- Dr. M. Krishna Bhargava took charge as Director of the autonomous institute on 23 January 1980.

Treatment And Training[edit]

KMIO is a recognised exclusive tertiary cancer care centre cum academic and research institutes, delivering modern health care by groups of trained professionals coming together as interdisciplinary teams and has facilities for advanced medical investigation and treatment.It is a member of Union for International Cancer Control [6] and recognized by World Health Organization.[7] KIMO has, with its autonomous status, finally evolved into a Tertiary Cancer Institute providing modern multidisciplinary total patient care, conducting medical/clinical research, promoting cancer education programs both at the institute and in the community and initiating planned epidemiological studies in this part of the country. The autonomy of the centre confers maximum centralized administrative and management authority over planning and execution, budgets, allocations staff appointments and procedures ensuring thereby the most important attribute of such a centre —the excellence in quality of all work rendered.The Institute stands poised today on the threshold of a future with an endless potential and promise in the service of cancer patients in particular and in cancer control in general in the State of Karnataka.[8]


College of Oncology

The Academic cell has been in existence since 1987. The main objective and functioning of the Academic cell is to facilitate the academic activities of the Institute in the speciality of Oncology.The institute imparts training in various discipline sub specialities of Oncology to Post graduate students, Undergraduate students, internees (both national and international), nurses and Scientists of allied sciences from various Medical / paramedical institutions in the State / Country.These courses are affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and has recognition by the respective bodies such as Medical Council of India (MCI), National Board of Examinations (NBE) and Indian Nursing Council.[9]

Charitable Institute[edit]

KMIO is recognised as a charitable institute by the Endowment Department of Karnataka, considering its commitment for services to poor cancer patients.The charges levied for cancer investigations and treatment, are well within the reach of poor patients.In cases where the total treatment cost becomes too heavy, such patients are financially assisted by various schemes like Free drugs from the Institute, Karnataka Chief Minister's Medical Relief fund, Poor Patients Welfare Fund, children Welfare Fund, Kidwai Cancer Drug Foundation, etc.The anti-cancer drugs sold at Kidwai Cancer Drug Foundation' are 40 to 60% cheaper than the market rates.[10]

See also[edit]

  1. Suvarna Arogya Suraksha Trust
  2. Financial Aid and Resources for cancer treatment


  1. ^ "Academics - College of Oncology". Retrieved 20 February 2017. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ "RS 120 CRORE BOOST FOR KIDWAI INSTITUTE". Retrieved 20 February 2017. 
  4. ^ Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology. About Us.
  5. ^ Government of India. 'National Cancer Control Programme'.
  6. ^ UICC Membership. "Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology UICC Membership". UICC. Retrieved 20 February 2017. 
  8. ^
  9. ^ "Palliative care: Kidwai to start Karnataka's 1st MD course". Retrieved 20 February 2017. 
  10. ^ "Cancer hospitals in India ,Kidwai Memorial institute of Oncology, Bangalore". Retrieved 20 February 2017. 

Coordinates: 12°56′15″N 77°35′53″E / 12.9375°N 77.5981°E / 12.9375; 77.5981