Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre is the Visionary Project of Indraprastha Cancer Society & Research Centre aimed at providing the best of Oncological Care to those who need it. At the apex level is the Governing Council, for governance & the Management Committee, for managing affairs of the institute.
The institute started functioning on 1st July, 1996 when a soft opening was done by Hon'ble Smt. Sonia Gandhi. However, it was formally inaugurated by the then, President of India, Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma, in the presence of Smt. Sonia Gandhi and other dignitaries, on 20th August, 1996.
Values and Philosophy
Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre always holds it patients, who come for diagnostic and therapeutic treatment, in high esteem. It also encourages teamwork, mutual respect and trust among the management, consultants, residents doctor, medical and para-medical, and the staff of supportive services. Transperancy, proper diagnosis, proper treatment and correct advice, to the patients, are the hallmarks of this institute.
The philosophy of Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Hospital is to constantly strive towards, excellence in onco-care through combination of latest technology, competent personnel and a humane touch. This is reflected by the addition of Bone Marrow transplant unit in the year 2000 IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy Technique) & Colour Doppler techniques in the year 2002.
Initiated as a 152 bedded hospital, it has been growing steadily and has never looked back. Presently it is a 241 bedded hospital, with state of the art facility for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and is recognized as one of the premium Institutes not only in northern India but also in the entire country. Since its inception, the institute has proved its capability as a Centre of excellence and has so far registered about 1,25,000 patients coming from India and abroad. A large number of patients from Nepal, Bangladesh, Srilanka, and other neighboring countries are also utilizing the facilities of our Institute.
In cancer diagnosis, the institute has installed a 40 a sliced advance PET-CT in the year 2007. In the same year, a 1.5 Tesla MRI with dedicated technology for cancer specific diagnosis was also installed. Dexa Scan & PFT services have been commissioned from 2008-09.
The institute has now commissioned two state of the art Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) units. Using this cutting edge technology, it is possible to treat the tumors that move along with respiration or have internal motion. This technique also carries out a close monitoring of the part being irradiated during the entire course of treatment. Combined together, Radiation Oncology at RGCI & RC includes precision and quality of the highest standards. In addition we have also installed MRI and PET-CT which are unique diagnostic equipments. The latest addition in the technology upgradation is the Da Vinci, state-of-the-art, Robotic surgical equipment, the first of its kind in an exclusive cancer hospital, in India.