Welcome to M.V Hospital for Diabetes
M.V Hospital for Diabetes was established by late Prof. M.Viswanathan, Doyen of Diabetology in India in 1954 as a general hospital. In 1971 it became a hospital exclusively for Diabetes care. Under Prof.M. Viswanathan's professional and administrative leadership, the hospital has grown to achieve the status of a teaching institution of international excellence.
The hospital along with the Diabetes Research Centre also undertakes research and imparts Postgraduate training to doctors in Diabetology. It has, at present, 100 beds for the treatment of diabetes and its complications. Over the years it has grown to be one of the largest referral centre for Diabetes, more than 250,000 patients registered to-date. It is recognised as an internationally known tertiary care centre for referral of diabetic patients requiring super-specialist opinion and management.
M.V. Hospital for Diabetes situated at Royapuram, Chennai, was established by late Prof. M. Viswanathan, Doyen of Diabetology in India in 1954 as a general hospital. In 1971 it became a hospital exclusively for diabetes care. Under Prof. M. Viswanathan's professional and administrative leadership, the hospital has grown to achieve the status of a teaching institution of international excellence.
It has, at present, 100 beds for the treatment of diabetes and its complications. Over the years it has grown to be one of the largest referral centres for Diabetes, with 2,00,000 patients registered to-date. It is recognised as an internationally known tertiary care centre for referral of Diabetic patients requiring super-specialist is opinion and management.
We are committed to being an accredited leader of quality healthcare with a commitment to continuous quality improvement, setting new standards, providing curative, preventive, and evidence based medicine in an ethically based cost-effective environment using state-of-the-art technology. We strive to excel in anticipating and meeting our communities' needs, wants, and expectations in an environment conducive to teamwork.
We take forward our founder Director's mission forward:
Every person having Diabetes should be helped to live his normal span of life in perfect health
M.V. Hospital for Diabetes
M.V. Hospital for Diabetes situated at Royapuram, Chennai, was established by late Prof. M. Viswanathan, Doyen of Diabetology in India, in 1954 as a general hospital. In 1971 it became a hospital exclusively for diabetes care. Under Prof. M. Viswanathan's professional and administrative leadership, the hospital has grown to achieve the status of a teaching institution of international excellence.
The hospital along with the Diabetes Research Centre undertakes research and imparts Postgraduate training in diabetology to doctors. It has, at present, 100 beds for the treatment of diabetes and its complications. Over the years it has grown to be one of the largest referral centres for diabetes, with 2,00,000 patients registered to-date. It is recognised as an internationally known tertiary care centre for referral of diabetic patients requiring the opion of a super-specialist and for the diabetes management.
The hospital has several unique features. The departments of the hospital include OPD, a sophisticated high technology diagnostic laboratory, facilities for major emergency and elective surgery, department s for early diagnosis of Diabetic Kidney and Eye disease, Doppler studies and Biothesiometry studies for early diagnosis of Diabetic Foot complications department of Imaging, treadmill Stress testing for the diagnosis of Ischemic heart disease and establishing the prognosis, foot wear department and a modern ICU & Casualty Department. The staffing pattern of the institution includes diabetologists, physicians, surgeons and various other members of the diabetes health care team including highly qualified dietitians, specialist nurses and assistants specially trained as diabetes health educators.
The entire set up is an organisation built to provide modern outpatient and inpatient services to diabetic patients and their families. The hospital is recognised by several public sector undertakings and corporations and large private sector companies for the purpose of treating their executives and employees.
Diabetes Research Centre
The Diabetes Research Centre Foundation, Chennai, was started to promote research in the field of diabetes mellitus. Established in 1972, it was soon recognised as a research institute for undertaking advanced research in diabetes by the Indian Council of Medical Research. In 1983 it was recognised by the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India, New Delhi as a research institute.
The centre has been in the forefront of clinical and basic research in diabetes in this country. Today the Centre has research collaboration with several prestigious institutes and universities in USA, UK, Europe and Australia. Work done at the centre has resulted in nearly 500 original research papers including over 300 published in some of the most prestigious diabetes journals from USA and Europe. The Centre ensures appropriate translation of research findings into improvement in patient care and public health.
International Recognition & Related Activities
M.V. Hospital for Diabetes & Diabetes Research Centre has been designated by the World Health Organization, Geneva as the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research, Education and Training in Diabetes in India. The Collaborating Centre forms part of an institutional collaborative network set up by The World Health Organization in support of its plan of action for the control and prevention of diabetes mellitus by evolving appropriate programmes at country, inter-country, regional, inter-regional and global levels as necessary.
The World Health Organization and the Govt. of India for the first time have identified our centre for training of diabetes health care providers under the scheme of WHO Fellowship Programme in Diabetes Mellitus. WHO is sponsoring fellows including doctors and nurses for training at our Centre.
M.V. Hospital for Diabetes and Diabetes Research Centre have been established to provide quality diabetes health care with accepted international standards of excellence in the field. The goals of the institution are to achieve excellence in patient care & research and to maintain high standards of professionalism.With the above goals in view, the management is regularly strengthening the administration by bringing in modern management concepts and techniques into the realm of its daily patient care services.
The hospital has been awarded ISO 9001 : 2000 Certification by British Standards Institution, UK. The management of M.V. Hospital for Diabetes & Diabetes Research Centre is based on Total Quality Management (TQM) concepts and the patient care and administrative services provided reflect total quality management processes that are followed throughout the organization.
M.V. Hospital for Diabetes and Diabetes Research Centre are staffed by highly qualified and dedicated professionals who give their best for the patients both in the areas of outpatient and inpatient services.
The hospital attracts patients from different parts of the country and neighbouring countries like Srilanka, Singapore and the Gulf countries.Both in the Outpatient department and in the Inpatient departments, efforts are taken to achieve the target of making every person with diabetes lead a healthy life. Complications due to diabetes such as foot problems, eye and nerve diseases are also attended to.
Prof. Viswanathan entered Stanley Medical College, Chennai, in 1940 and took his medical degree in 1946. In 1942, during the Quit India Movement young Viswanathan, with his selfless idealism and patriotism, hoisted the Indian tricolour in the Stanely Medical College Hostel. He was duly expelled from the hostel and it was Prof. K.C. Paul, an eminent physician of the college and the hospital who provided him with food, shelter and emotional support for a few weeks.
That was the beginning of a productive relationship that was destined to change the very concepts of diabetes care and research in our country. Prof. Viswanathan graduated in 1946 and worked as a House Physician under Prof. K.C. Paul. Soon, he entered Madras Medical Service as Asst. Physician and Asst Prof. of Medicine in Stanley Medical College. His devotion to his profession, his idealism, keen and discerning intellect and above all his capacity for sincere hardwork and organisational skills, and a passionate commitment to ameliorate the suffering of diabetic patients with complications so impressed Prof. K.C. Paul that he entrusted the task of setting up and running the first organised diabetic clinic in India to young Dr. Viswanathan.
Diabetes Research Centre
Prof. Viswanathan left government service in 1971 with a view to realise his potential as a researcher and academic in the field of diabetes care and research. In 1972, the Diabetes Research Centre, a non-profit organisation, solely devoted to research was established. Its growth has been phenomenal and this has been possible only because of the zeal, enthusiasm, dedication and qualities of professional and administrative leadership of its Founder Director. In 1975, it was recognised by the ICMR and in 1983 it was given due recognition by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. In the words of Paul Zimmet of Australia an internationally respected WHO Consultant in Diabetes,
"The Diabetes Research Centre is an outstanding example of how pursuit of a dream and excellence produces exotic fruits. There are few centres in the world that can match the all-round capabilities of your Centre in -- Care, Education, Research and Prevention. This blend enhances each of these areas and I would say the Diabetes Research Centre in Madras is one of the World's finest diabetes establishments and also its best kept secret."
Diabetes Research Centre is now acknowledged by leading diabetologists all over the world as a glittering seat of learning and research. In 1988 Prof. Viswanathan as the President of Diabetes Research Centre instituted the DRC Gold Medal Oration Award. This award is conferred every year on a distinguished scientist in the field of diabetes care and research. The recipients of this award include the internationally known diabetologists and researchers Dr. Malcolm Nattras of U.K., Prof. Maarja Riitta Taskinen of Finland, Prof. Steven M. Haffner and Prof. Peter H. Bennett of the USA and Prof. Jaakko Tuomilehto and Prof. Eva Tuomilehto of Finland.
Research in Prevention of Diabetes Mellitus
Prof. Viswanathan has published more than 250 peer reviewed research papers and articles in various prestigious National and International Journals. These include papers of collaborative research projects with various international research institutes including London University Hospital, U.K., Karolinska Institute, Sweden and other leading research centres in the US and Australia. In addition, Prof. Viswanathan took up a mega research project entitled "Primary Prevention of Diabetes" but unfortunately could not complete the same due to his untimely demise.
The research data collected and over 35000 family registries maintained by him, as part of this ongoing project, on further follow up and progression of the project are expected to throw light on inheritance, bio-chemical and clinical course and strategies for prevention of diabetes mellitus.
M.V. Hospital For Diabetes Diabetes Research Centre, Chennai
Brief interaction with Dr Vijay Viswanathan, Managing Director, M. V. Hospital for Diabetes, and President, Diabetes Research Centre, Chennai (www.mvdiabetes.com), Launch of Diastep, November 2, 2009, 4 pm (Hotel Savera)
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