"The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) unites and supports the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity, and to ensure that cancer control continues to be a priority in the world health and development agenda."
The Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology being a Regional Cancer Center, located in South of India, KMIO is catering to the poor and needy cancer patients from Karnataka and neighboring states. We register approx 17000 new cancer patietns each year. The Cancer Control Activitieswere establishment for our State. Mobile Cancer Education & Detection Unit (MCEDU), Cancer Detection Clinic:Community Programmes. In order to help thousands of poor and deserving cancer patients who need costly anti-cancer drugs for treatment "Kidwai Cancer Drug Foundation(KCDF)" was started from December 1991and provided these medicines at 50% low cost than the market price. An ANTI-TOBACCO CELL:
The staff of Anti-tobacco Cell is involved in bringing about awareness among different categories of persons in the community on the harmful effect of tobacco usage through education wherever possible.Activities:Adoption of Schools/Colleges for anti-tobacco education.Organising & conducting training programmes for health personnel, teachers, VHG, etc. Conducting programmes to convey Anti-tobacco messages through guest lectures, exhibition, workshops, debates & painting competition. Adoption of taluk for Anti-tobacco education. Development of health education materials to the target group
Conducting tobacco related studies .
The Institute has initiated a program of Professional education, technology and expertise transfer through short-term education/training programme for undergraduate, postgraduate and staff of medical colleges/district hospitals and Primary Health Centres. The main objective of this training programme would be to train the medical personnel in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer in early stages in their respective areas. This Institute is running postgraduate courses in MD (Radiotherapy) from the year 1987. Super Speciality Courses viz. M.Ch (Surgical Oncology) & D.M. Medical Oncology), PG diploma in DNM (Diploma in Nuclear Medicine) & DRP (Diploma in Radiation Physics), B.Sc. Medical Technology (Laboratory/Radiotherapy/Radio diagnosis) have also been started from 1, Sept. 1989. These courses are affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore and recognised by the Medical Council of India, New Delhi. Several multidisciplinary - multi centric global studies are on-going.
Finance: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 with in 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.
The annual budget of the Institute is about Rs.19 Crores out of which about Rs.9.50 Crores in spent on Salaries and Administrative over heads. The other items essential for patient care and hospital maintenance are drugs, diet, linen, surgical sutures, x-ray films, blood bank materials, laboratory reagents, hospital necessaries, water & electricity, maintenance of medical equipments and hospital buildings, replacement of obsolete equipments, etc.,. which cost annually at about Rs.9.50 Crores.
KMIO is recognised as one of the regional cancer centres by the Government of India. Patients not only from Karnataka but also from the adjacent areas of the neighboring States of Tamilnadu, Andra Pradesh, etc., In case of the latter the patients number is about 40% of the total no. of patients treated. The Government of Karnataka is extending substantial financial support to the Institute through Grant-in-Aid, annually, to the extent of about Rs. 10.00 Crores. Annually the Government of India is releasing Rs.75.00 lakhs for purchase of Medical equipments. Since the Institute is levying treatment charges at a very reasonable rate the revenue earned out of it is not substantial for the maintenance of the Hospital.