About KIMS Hospital
The Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (“KIMS”) is the medical school of the KIIT University situated in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. This institute began offering MBBS courses in medical stream courses in 2007.
Its sister institute offering dental courses is the Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences (“KIDS”).
The idea of a medical college was conceived by Achyuta Samanta. Construction of the college building was completed in 2004, the faculties were appointed. Initially, the hospital was a makeshift facility in the Godown area of the former MAGNETIC company. This hospital was extended to take up more indoor patients and service was improved.
In June 2005 the new hospital building was complete. The hospital acquired new equipment like a CT scan.
2006 saw the beginning of the inspection processes by the MCI and in June 2007 KIMS was formally given permission to start MBBS course.
The institute was earlier affiliated to Utkal University, however in 2009 in came under the ambit of KIIT University. In 2013, KIMS got permanent affiliation from Medical Council of India (MCI).