The Government of Karnataka is striving hard to offer quality healthcare services and medical treatment to its residents. Their prime focus is to ensure convenient access and affordable medical treatment to people from all walks of life. There are ample government health schemes and facilities available for them, especially at government hospitals in Karnataka. 

1. Victoria Hospital 

Victoria Hospital is recognized as a premier medical institution in India with a capacity of more than1 000 beds and hence ranks second-largest hospital in India. Also, Victoria Hospital is a teaching hospital and is attached to the Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, a premier college in India. The Departments of Victoria Hospital include medicine, orthopaedics, dermatology, oncology, neurology, urology, plastic surgery, onco-surgery, and so on. It is also known for quality and prompt emergency as well as elective treatment in all departments. 

  • Address: Near City Market, Fort Road, Bangalore, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560002 Phone: 080 26701150
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2. Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology (KMIO)

Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology (KMIO), Bangalore, is an exclusive tertiary cancer care and research institute in India. It is dedicated to serving cancer patients of Karnataka and the country from all walks of life. The Institute charges minimal charges for cancer investigations, while its anti-cancer medications are cheaper by 40 – 60% than those available in the market. Dr. Sandeep Nayak, an eminent oncologist in Bangalore, was a professor of surgical oncology at Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore, where he has taught many next-generation doctors. Today, Dr. Nayak offers surgical oncology treatment in Bangalore. 

  • Address: KMIO Campus, Dr M H Mariagowda Road, Near Bangalore Dairy, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560029 Phone: 080 26094000
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3. Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital

Bowring & Lady Curzon Medical College & Research Institute is one of the best government hospitals in Bangalore that caters to the medical needs of the patients 24x7 throughout the year. The hospital has the best and high end diagnostic and clinical facilities.  Its ICU is well facilitated, and the porper patient care. Its services include inpatient & outpatient services, lab services & procedures, vaccination services, dialysis, HIV treatment, artificial limb centre, joint replacement centre with modular OT, pharmacy and blood bank.

  • Address: Lady Curzon Road, Tasker Town, Shivaji Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001 Phone: 080 25591325
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4. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases 

Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases is a government-run Autonomous Tertiary Care Super Specialty Referral Institution with two key departments, viz. Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Department of Thoracic Surgery, with a 470-bed capacity. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases focuses on offering treatment of respiratory and chest diseases. It provides low-cost treatment for people from the middle and lower sections of society as they cannot afford expensive treatment. The Institute specializes in Pulmonary Medicine, Thoracic Surgery and all the Thoracic emergencies.

  • Address: Someshwaranagara Dharmaram College Post, 1st Main Rd, near NIMHANS, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560029
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5. Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology (SJIC)

Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology is located in Bangalore, Mysore and Kalaburagi. It is a tertiary care autonomous institute run by the Government of Karnataka with a bed capacity of 1150 beds. Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology is one of the largest heart hospitals in Asia and offers cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery and pediatric cardiology services. The Institute enjoys NABH accreditation and an expansive team of well trained and experienced cardiologists, Cardiothoracic Surgeons, and Cardiac Anesthetists. It also conducts Angioplasties, Open Heart Surgeries, and other related cardiac treatments free of cost as per the financial resources and sponsorship received from various donors regularly. 

  • Address: Bannerghatta Main Road, Jayanagara 9th Block, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560069.Phone: 080 22977400
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Incidentally, Karnataka ranks first in having the most number of medical colleges in the country and hence, it trains the highest number of doctors. Also, hospitals in the state are encouraged to seek NABH and other prestigious accreditations to raise the standard of medical treatment and care.

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