The MNJIO&RCC of this state had its origin as the Radium Institute & Cancer Hospital and was inaugurated by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru as a near 40 bedded cancer hospital in 1955. The Govt. of India accorded the status of Regional Cancer Center on 12/03/1996. In compliance with the requirement of Govt. of India to accord RCC status to our institute, the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh declared MNJIO&RCC as an Autonomous Institute under State Govt. vide G.O.Ms.No.128 M&H, dt.21/3/1996 and the institute is registered as society to be governed by Governing Council headed by the Hon'ble Chief Minister as Chairman.The Govt. has approved the memorandum of association, rules & regulations, general byelaws and financial byelaws vide G.O.Ms.No.382, HM&FW (M2) Dept., dt.05/10/1996.
The MNJ Institute of Oncology & Regional Cancer Center is a 250 bedded comprehensive cancer care center on paper upgrading this institute to 450 bedded cancer center is under active consideration of the Govt. and is the sole tertiary public referral center for entire state of Andhra Pradesh. The institute is not only catering to the needs of the patients of the state of Andhra Pradesh but also to the patients from neighboring border states. Even patients from countries like Nigeria are being treated at this institute. Morethan 10,000 new cancer patients are registered per year and morethan 110,000 patients come for follow-up totaling of 120000 patients per year. 1500 major surgeries and 1000 minor surgeries are performed per year. Every day 300 patients are being given Radiotherapy and about 300 patients are being given Chemotherapy per day. More than 1.5 lakh cancer-related investigations are done every year. It is the only comprehensive tertiary cancer center of the state Government to provide surgery, radiotherapy and medical oncology and palliative care services free of cost to all the patients below the poverty line. The above mentioned statistics are one of the highest in our country.
We have also started 40 bedded Paediatric Medical Oncology ward with support of NATCO trust at an estimated cost of Rs.1.0 crore. Another NGO IMPACT has constructed additional ward to accommodate 35 children all totaling to 75 bedded ward for care of children with cancer and will be the third largest in the country after Tata Memorial Cancer Center, Mumbai and Cancer Institute in Chennai.
The following departments/services are available in MNJ Institute of Oncology & Regional Cancer Centre :