History and Overview

 who we are 

History & Overview

Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Hospital & Research Institute was started in 2005 with a motive to reach all cancer patients, where it has been the deadliest disease that is expensive to cure and has low chances of survival. In 2005 Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Hospital & Research Institute, a Vizag Hospital Cancer Research Centre unit, is started with the help of NRI and Indian Resident Promoters. They are
1. Sri. V. Murali Krishna
2. Sri. P. Muralidhar Varma
3. Sri. V. Srinivasa Rao
4. Sri. K. Sankara Rao
5. Smt. Jyoti Doki
6. Sri. V. Gopikrishna
7. Sri. M. Nagendra
8. Sri. K. Suresh Kumar
9. Sri. A.K.V. Joginaidu

To deliver the finest patient experience possible with a timely approach to adding advanced technologies to make survival possible for all and pioneering the use and research of innovative methods that are specific to our hospital with the idea of reaching as many patients as possible.

Dr. Murali Krishna Voonna has an exceptional track record of pioneering numerous procedures that no other facility has attempted at any level previously. We strive to provide expensive cancer treatment at reduced costs for patients who cannot afford to pay for an expensive treatment that is available at other super-specialty hospitals. The hospital established a trust, which is continually growing and working to support more advancements in all patient treatments.

Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Hospital & Research Institute currently specializes in numerous cancer treatment sectors and has maximized the utilization of technology and human expertise to accomplish very successful treatment processes for patients.

Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Hospital & Research Institute believes in providing services that meet and exceed international standards for cancer care. This goal has been our driving force in growing our services on all fronts in order to provide the greatest results for our patients. We have set new standards for cancer care whose boundaries are defined and pushed forward in our relentless pursuit of excellence in the best cancer care procedures. Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Hospital & Research Institute is achieving the best treatment for all its patients through the use of state-of-the-art infrastructure and advanced medical equipment.

13 FEB
🌟Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Hospital & Research Institute, Visakhapatnam received CHIEF MINISTER AWARD for 1st Position among high footfall with good patient feedback- Cancer Hospitals under BSKY.

Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Hospital & Research Institute, Visakhapatnam received CHIEF MINISTER AWARD for 1st Position among high footfall with good patient feedback- Cancer Hospitals under BSKY.

25 Dec
Times Health Excellence Award 2021
Times Health Excellence Award 2021

Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Hospital & Research Institute has been recognized for the third time consecutively with the TIMES Health Excellence Award, Andhra Pradesh-2021 for "Service Excellence in Oncology" during the Times Survey.

31 Oct
Eminent DNB Teacher Award

We are honored that our Managing Director & Chief Surgical Oncologist, Dr. Murali Krishna Voonna has received the award of "Eminent DNB TEACHER"  by ANBAI through the hands of Dr. Karunakar Reddy, Vice Chancellor of Sri Kaloji Narayanarao University at Hyderabad.

15 Feb
UICC World Cancer Day Recognition
UICC World Cancer Day Recognition

Received appreciation on the occasion of World Cancer Day for participation.

30 Jan
Received Prestigious Mahatma Award
Received Prestigious Mahatma Award

Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Hospital & Research Institute, has been awarded the highest honor in the social sphere "THE MAHATMA AWARD" for SOCIAL GOOD IN CANCER CARE to recognize distinguished service of high order in the field of Oncology as a CHANGEMAKER & IMPACT LEADER for our excellent ethical work, integrity, consistent, sustainable and, socially responsible efforts & initiatives throughout a decade and a half while meeting the challenges in Gandhian way particularly in the time of Covid-19.

26 Jan
Celebrated 15 years of establishment
15 years mgchri

Celebrated the process and progress of achievements as a whole on the occasion of 15 years of success treating thousands of patients.

21 Dec
GITAM signs MoU with MGCHRI

GITAM Institute of Medical Science and Research signed a MOU with Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Hospital and Research Institute for clinical, academic and research collaboration in Oncological Services

31 Jan
Times Healthcare Achievers Award 2019

We have been bestowed with 'Best Cancer Hospital Of The Year in Andhra Pradesh' award at the Times Healthcare Achievers Award: 2019

27 Dec
Retail Ratna Award for excellence in Health Care
mgchri awards

The Hans India announced the “Retail Ratna Award” for the category “Health Care” for treating a huge number of cancer patients for 14 years

01 Sep
CII 20th National Award for Excellence in Energy Management 2019

We have been recognized as the Energy Efficient at the ‘CII 20th National Awards for Excellence in Energy Management – 2019’

01 Aug
The First Bone Marrow Transplant Treatment

Performed The First Bone Marrow Transplant treatment (an Allogenic BMT) to a 13-year old girl suffering from Aplastic Anemia

16 May
Inauguration of Bone Marrow Transplant Unit

Grand inauguration of ‘Centre for Advanced Hematology & Hemato-oncology (Bone Marrow Transplant) Unit’

01 Jul
NTR-Vaidya Seva Trust Award 2018

We have been recognized by NTR-Vaidya Seva Trust & Government of Andhra Pradesh for being the BEST in the state in providing exceptional services and quality care in Radiotherapy

01 May
Times Healthcare Achievers Award 2018

We are extremely honored to be recognized as The Best Cancer Hospital in the State of Andhra Pradesh

27 Apr
Inauguration of Robotic Surgical System & 3D Mammo
08 Apr
The FIRST AP State Conference on Neuroendocrine Tumors

We have organized the “The FIRST AP state conference on NEUROENDOCRINE TUMORS” on 8th-April-2018 in Visakhapatnam

31 May
Inauguration of Clean Drinking Water facility

Provided Safe drinking water units and Eco-friendly-toilets to GVMC and the local corporation to be operated for public use

06 May
Inauguration of Mobile Bus ‘Screening On Wheels’

Mobile Cancer-Screening bus Inaugurated by Minister Sri Nara Lokesh with all screening equipment

08 Apr
Started OP Facility in Sambalpur (Odisha)

Initiation of OP-Facility in SAMBALPUR (Odisha) on every 2nd Saturdays, for the benefit of needy in and near the Sambalpur town

08 Apr
Initiated Teleconsultation Services from Berhampur, Odisha
02 Mar
Initiated Gallium-68 PSMA and DOTATOC PET Scan Imaging
01 Mar
Started Cancer OP Facility in Vizianagaram
01 Feb
Proud to become UICC member

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

19 Jun
Celebrated 10th Anniversary of the Hospital

We have celebrated completion of 10-years of its existence and service.

19 Jun
Installed VMAT-MONACO system on Linac-2, for Advanced Radiotherapy

We have installed VMAT-MONACO system on Linac-2, for the fastest and most accurate treatment support and comprehensive planning system

25 Jan
Accredited by NABH for Standard of Care
08 Aug
Achieved the TUV: SUD Certification

Passed Surveillance Audit by OHSAS (TUV:SUD) for caring for utmost patient Safety.

08 Jun
Entered “LIMCA Book of Records”

We have achieved “LIMCA Book of Records”, for Largest Cancer Survivors Gathering on the occasion of Cancer Survivors Day.

01 Jan
Launched Shreya Cancer Foundation

Launched Shreya Cancer Foundation to help spread cancer-awareness & aid the treatment of poorest-of-the-poor.

01 Jan
Celebrated the Cancer Survivors’ Day
01 Jan
Radiation Facility Review & Certification by MD Anderson

Our Radiation Facility was reviewed and certified by MD Anderson with-respect-to Radiation-Safety, Quality-Assurance and 3D-CRT benchmark.

01 Jan
Started HD PET-CT for advanced Cancer diagnosis using Nuclear Medicine

First time in this region, Ga-68-PSMA, Ga-68-DOTATOC tests done using HD PET-CT

01 Jul
Started OP facility in Berhampur

We have started OP facility to cater to the patient needs in Odisha

09 Jun
Inauguration of the New Hospital Building

Became 150 bedded Exclusive Cancer Hospital & The Largest Cancer-Hospital in Andhra Pradesh. 

01 Jan
Added another Linear Accelerator to the kitty for Advanced Radiotherapy Treatment on (LINAC-2)
01 May
Initiated 40 Channel HDR Brachy used for Internal Radiotherapy
01 Jan
Initiated Advanced Radiotherapy Treatment with Linac – 1
01 Jan
Became The First Stoma-Care Centre in AP
01 Jan
Expanded to 60-Bedded IP-facility

We have extended our IP facility from 6 to 60 beds on the 1st floor of the old building.

01 Jan
Inauguration of Clinical Research

We have inaugurated the Clinical Research Facility.

05 May
Bhoomi-Puja for New-Building
05 May
Inauguration of 6-bedded daycare with latest lab facilities

6-bedded daycare inaugurated by the then CM,

Dr Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy