The Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, located on Hosur Road in Bangalore, is a Regional Cancer hospital that has been recognized as a Center of Excellence in Oncology. The institute, which was started in 1973 with a 50-bed strength acquired Autonomous status in 1980, and has also been accorded the status of a Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) in 1980 - one among the eleven RCCs in the country.
The Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, also known as KMIO, was constructed in memorium of one of the most illustrious and distinguished sons of the country, Shri Rafi Ahmed Kidwai, who played a very prominent role in the freedom struggle. He donated 20 acres of land for the hospital along with Rs. 1.00 lac for the Radiotherapy machine.
KMIO is one of the nation's premier hospitals that offers the finest facilities for cancer treatment and research. The institute provides a positive environment for the treatment, care, and recovery of patients with every form of cancer. The hospital offers highly advanced cancer treatments where specific treatment plans are drawn up by specialists who work directly with the patient and the family.
KMIO has acquired name and fame as a model comprehensive regional centre for cancer research and treatment which offers extremely sophisticated diagnostic and treatment services to its patients. It receives patients not only from the state of Karnataka, but also from the adjoining states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Kerala, and Maharashtra.