Bengaluru, is City that is well-known for its IT infrastructure, and the fact that it is one of the fastest growing cities in India, in terms of metropolitan areas, and associated infrastructure. It also counts as a premier tourist destination in India and is well-connected with all the major Cities of India and the World.
A Vibrant Environment for Institutions
The Infrastructure of Bengaluru and the constant development in various fields has led to the creation on an environment that is tailor-made for the birth and the flourishing of various institutes. It can be said without any shred of doubt that it is a City that promotes institutional growth and also that of research and education. No wonder there are numerous institutions of world-class caliber that have made a home for themselves in Bengaluru. Bengaluru, as a City, has accepted them and nurtured them, and made them symbols of the institutional spirit of the City.
The Medical Institutes
Since the time, the City started leaving its first fledgling imprints with regards to development; it has always been a hub of medicine and associated fields of specialization, research, and education. Since ages, people from various parts of the State, the South of India, and India have made their way to various specialty institutes in Bengaluru, then called Bangalore, to get treatment for various ailments, diseases, and medical conditions. Bengaluru has a collection of medical institutes, medical research institutes, and medical colleges that are highly regarded not just in India but all over the world.
Institutes of Oncology
The Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology
This institute was founded in 1973, and was given the status of an autonomous institute in January 1980. It is one of the important Regional Cancer Centers in India, and it offers sophisticated diagnostic and treatment services to not only patients from various parts of Karnataka but also to patients hailing from other neighboring States like Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Kerala, and Andhra Pradesh.
Bangalore Institute of Oncology
This institute also known as BIO was founded in 1989 and holds the distinction of being the very first Cancer Hospital in Bengaluru and the whole of Karnataka that offer a comprehensive list of specialized services. Every year, approximately two thousand caner patients are treated in this institute.
National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bengaluru
One of the most famous medical institutes in India, it is also commonly known as NIMHANS. It is essentially a multi-disciplinary institute that not only offers treatment suffering from mental conditions and ailments but is also involved in academic pursuits in the sphere of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences. The Institute functions under the aegis of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of both the Government of India, and the Government of Karnataka.
As can be seen from the brief description of some of the medical institutions in Bengaluru, they have a two-fold objective. They offer specialized patient care and they also conduct advanced research on the various ailments that come under their sphere of specialization. Some of the institutions also offer students a chance to undergo academic courses that are pertinent to the services offered by the medical institute.