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Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology

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Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology
ಕಿದ್ವಾಯಿ ಸ್ಮಾರಕ ಗಂಥಿ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆ
Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology Logo.svg
LocationBangalore, Karnataka, India
FundingAutonomous institution of Government of Karnataka
Affiliated universityRajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences for Academics[1]
Opened26 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 an autonomous institution of the Government of Karnataka[3] and a 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 is named after Rafi Ahmed Kidwai, Who was a politician, an Indian independence activist and a socialist and the Governor of Bombay. Rafi Ahmed Kidwai played a major role in donating 20 acres of the campus land and Rs. 100,000 for the radiotherapy machine. 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. The institute was registered on 8 January 1980 as an independent body. The first director of the institute, Dr. M. Krishna Bhargava, took charge on 23 January 1980.

Treatment and training

It is a member of the Union for International Cancer Control[6] and is recognized by the World Health Organization.[7]


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 specialty of oncology.uThe institute imparts training in various discipline sub-specialties of oncology to post-graduate students, Undergraduate students, interns (both national and international), nurses and scientists of allied sciences from various medical and paramedical institutions in the state and country. These courses are affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and have recognition by the respective bodies such as the Medical Council of India, National Board of Examinationsthe and Indian Nursing Council.[8][9]

Charitable institute

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 is too high, 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, and Kidwai Cancer Drug Foundation. The anti-cancer drugs sold at Kidwai Cancer Drug Foundation are 40% to 60% cheaper than market rates.[10]

Kalaburagi branch

Kalaburagi branch has the facilities, including a LINIAC machine, a full-fledged CT stimulator, chemotherapy unit and operation theatre.[11]


  1. ^ "Academics – College of Oncology". Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 December 2016. Retrieved 20 February 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "RS 120 CRORE BOOST FOR KIDWAI INSTITUTE". Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology. About Us".
  5. ^ "National Portal of India".
  6. ^ UICC Membership. "Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology UICC Membership". UICC. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Palliative care: Kidwai to start Karnataka's 1st MD course". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Students bring movie masti and folk songs to cancer patients". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Cancer hospitals in India, Kidwai Memorial institute of Oncology, Bangalore". Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  11. ^ "The peripheral cancer centre in Kalaburagi has been upgraded to a hospital". The Hindu. Retrieved 1 June 2017.

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