Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya Cancer Centre, Varanasi

A unit of Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai

(Grant-in-Aid Institute, Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India)


Uttar Pradesh, with nearly 20 crore population, is the most populous state in the country. In India, the State of Uttar Pradesh (UP) leads in cancer burden among all other Indian States; almost 25 % of cancer patients in Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH), Mumbai are from Uttar Pradesh. The state is reported to have the maximum number of cancers and cancer related deaths. It is estimated that Uttar Pradesh will have about 1.5 lakh new cancer cases every year. However, there is an acute shortfall of comprehensive cancer care facilities in the state of Uttar Pradesh and adjoining areas. Thus, was the need to have state-of-the-art cancer centres in Varanasi, UP.

For resolution of this problem, Parliamentary committee on Science and Technology had entrusted Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai under the leadership of Prime Minister Office, Government of India, to lead the effort to create adequate infrastructure and trained work force in the field of Oncology. To address the growing problem of cancer and lack of adequately trained manpower, Tata Memorial Centre (Grant-in-Aid Institution under Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India) has established Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital (HBCH) and Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya Cancer Centre (MPMMCC) at Varanasi with the aim to offer state of the art patient care services, high quality education and cutting-edge research in the region of Uttar Pradesh. These cancer centres will also cater to the adjoining regions of Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Bihar.

Fifteen (15) acre of land within the 1360-acre campus of BHU was donated to the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India (GOI) to construct a cancer hospital with the latest and modern facilities. The construction cost was borne by the Tata Trusts and the hospital is managed by the Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), Mumbai.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the establishment of MPMMCC was made on 21st September 2017. The construction by Tata Trust began in April 2018 and was completed in a record time by end February 2019.

MPMMCC has four different blocks with distribution of various facilities as under:

IPD Block
Ground +7 Floors: High Dependency Unit, High-Dose Radionuclide Therapy Unit, In-patient Wards having availability of General, Semi Private, Private and Suite beds.
D&T Block
Ground +5 Floors: Out Patient Department, Pharmacy Dispensary, Emergency, Intensive Care Unit, Radiodiagnosis, Daycare Wards, Administrative Offices.
RT Block
Ground +4 Floors: Radiation Oncology, Medical Social Service, Public Relations Office, Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Laboratories, Transfusion Medicine Centre, CSSD, Operation Theatres, Recovery Rooms.
PRC Block
Ground Floor: Patient Registration Centre.
Annexe Areas
Patient Facilitation Centre, Cafeteria, Biomedical Waste, Dharamshala Building, Gents Hostel, Ladies Hostel, Staff Quarters.