MV Hospital is India’s First Hospital for Diabetes, situated at Royapuram, Chennai. It 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.
MV 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 opinion of a super-specialist and for 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, departments for early diagnosis of diabetic kidney and eye disease, Doppler studies and Biothesiometry studies for early diagnosis of Diabetic Foot complications, department of imaging and treadmill Stress testing for the diagnosis of Ischemic heart disease and establishing the prognosis, foot wear department and a modern ICU and 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 utives 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.