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Sri Velagapudi Ramakrishna Babu, Honorable MLA of Visakha-East, has inaugurated RO-Treated clean drinking water facility in MVP Colony for public use, setup by our hospital as part of Corporate-Social-Responsibility. Hospital has taken the responsibility of maintenance of this facility as well.

06-May-2017: Mobile Bus ‘Screening On Wheels’ Inaugurated by Minister Sri Nara Lokesh

Honorable minister for Rural-Development, IT and Panchayatraj Sri Nara Lokesh inaugurated our hospital’s ‘Screening on Wheels’, a mobile bus equipped with facilities to detect Cancer and other NCDs EARLY.

Minister was highly impressed with the variety and extent of screening equipment provided in the vehicle targeted specifically to provide access to rural areas which are least connected to modern health facilities.

Sri Lokesh has shown particular interest in tele-consultation facility (incidentally he also has an animated discussion with Dr Kalyan present in his Chamber at hospital through video).

The main focus areas of the Screening-vehicle are Technology and Rural-health. Both being very close to his heart and his ministries, Sri Lokesh was pretty impressed with and congratulated our hospital and MD Dr Murali Krishna Voonna for the initiative.


We are happy to announce the initiation of OP-Facility in SAMBALPUR (Odisha) beginning 08-APR-2017, every 2nd Saturdays, for the benefit of needy in and near the Sambalpur town

2017-04-05 Sambalpur Hoarding


‘Gallium 68 PSMA’ and ‘Gallium 68 DOTATOC’ PET/CT Examinations

We at Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Hospital and Research Institute are happy to bring the following state-of-the-art molecules for PET SCAN imaging for the first time in the state of Andhra Pradesh

PSMA-PET1) Gallium 68 PSMA (68Ga-PSMA):

  • PSMA stands for Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen
  • In PSMA scan we use a peptide molecule that bonds to PSMA receptor and Tag it to a radio-active Gallium 68 atom.
  • It is a very sensitive and specific molecule that is useful for Prostatic adenocarcinoma
  • PSMA PET scan can be useful for
    • Staging,
    • Recurrence assessment,
    • Localization of tumors,
    • Radiation planning and
    • Response assessment of Prostate cancer.

2) Gallium 68 DOTATOC(68Ga-DOTATOC):

  • DOTATOC stands for DOTA- a Chelator and Tyrosine Octreotide which is a peptide molecule.
  • DOTATOC bonds to somatostatin receptors in the body and on tumors. DOTATOC is tagged to radioactive Gallium-68 atom.
  • It is very sensitive and highly specific for neuroendocrine tumors like Carcinoids
  • Useful for Staging, Recurrence assessment, localization of tumors, Radiation planning and Response assessment of neuroendocrine origin including
    • Carcinoid tumors,
    • Meningiomas,
    • Medullary Carcinoma Thyroid,
    • Pheochromocytoma, Paraganglioma,
    • Glomus tumors
    • Gastrinomas
    • Insulinomas (Gallium68 Exendin)
    • Identification of Tumor induced osteomalacia (FGF 23 secreting tumors)



We are organising OP-Facility in VIZIANAGARAM beginning 04-Mar-2017, every 1st and 3rd Saturdays, for the benefit of needy in and near the VZM town.

organising OP-Facility in VIZIANAGRAM beginning 04-Mar-2017, every 1st and 3rd Saturdays, for the benefit of needy in and near the VZM town


Proud to become a full member of UICC UICC_MASTER_BYLINE_RGB adopts targeted approach to reduce world-cancer-burden through activities shaped by World-Cancer-Declaration.
Member of UICC


Fantastic response to the Cancer-awareness discussion conducted in association with Eenadu at Kalabharathi Auditorium on 22-JAN-17.

2017-01-22 Eenadu Kalabharathi Cancer awareness event


Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Hospital celebrated completion of 10-years of its existence and service. The hospital is intending to celebrate the decade of excellence through the year and re-commit itself to ultimate cancer-care in this region


To create awareness among people on the need to say-no-to-tobacco, the Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Hospital and Research Institute conducted a walkathon on beach road from Kali temple, from 6.00 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Sunday, 29th May’16, in association with the Shreya Cancer Foundation. Large gathering of students of medical and nursing colleges and residents of Visakhapatnam joined the walk amidst music and slogans.


2016-04-29 OSTF MoU Signing Bhubaneswar-29_04_2016-002Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Hospital & Research Institute has entered into an MoU with the state Government of Odisha to treat poor patients under OSTF (Odisha State Treatment Fund). In a special event at the secretariat in Bhubaneswar, Dr. V. Murali Krishna, the managing director of the hospital has signed the MoU with H&FW department of Odisha on Friday, 29-04-2016.

Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Hospital is the only super-specialty Cancer hospital from outside the state of Odisha empanelled with OSTF. With this MoU, Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Hospital has been entrusted with Cancer screening and treatment of OSTF beneficiaries nearer to the city of Visakhapatnam who would otherwise have to travel long distances to get treated.