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(An Autonomous Institute, Government Of Karnataka
Reg. No:SOR/BLU/DR/671/09-10 Dated 23-09-2009)
In 1944 Maharaja of Mysore accorded sanction for the establishment of Tuberculosis Sanatorium for treatment of Tuberculosis and 90 acres of land was acquired for the establishment of Sanatorium.
11th December 1944. The foundation stone was laid by the then Maharaja of Mysore Sri Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar.
30th January 1948 50 bedded Hospital declared open by the then Maharaja of Mysore named as Smt.Shanthabai Devarao Shivaram Tuberculosis Sanatorium Who donated Rs.1,00,000/- for the construction of Hospital.
In 1957 this hospital was attached to Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore as a Teaching Hospital and renamed as “SDS TUBERCULOSIS AND CHEST DISEASES HOSPITAL”.
In 1998 a new complex was added for the treatment of Non Tubercular Chest Diseases and for the management of Thoracic Injuries on the name of late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and renamed as “SDS TUBERCULOSIS AND RAJIV GANDHI INSTITUTE OF CHEST DISEASES”.
In 2009 to improve the clinical services and academic activities, the Government of Karnataka accorded autonomous status and named it as SDS Tuberculosis Research Centre and Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases
24th Feb 2011 – Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka has announced in the Budget speech 2011-12 to upgrade this Institute as National Institute of Chest Diseases to make this institute as advanced Thoracic centre in the country.
28th Feb 2011 - The proposal was sent to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India by the State Government (HFW/35/MSF/2011-12) with recommendation for considering to upgrade SDS TRC & RGICD as National Institute of Chest Diseases and include this proposal as a new initiative in the 12th Five Year Plan.
2nd Oct 2011 - Team headed by Dr.Ashok Kumar, Deputy Director General and Head of Central TB Division, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India along with two other senior officials have visited the institution to asses the feasibility for upgrading this institute as National Institute of Chest Diseases.