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 more than 3,00,000 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.

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Prof. Vijay Viswanathan

"Prof. M. Viswanathan who has been acknowledged as the "Father of Diabetology" in India passed away on 1st March 1996 after carrying a relentless crusade in the areas of diabetes care and research for 50 years. We briefly highlight his achievements and place on record his contributions as a clinician, teacher, researcher and administrator. The centres of Excellence viz., Diabetes Research Centre and M.V. Hospital for Diabetes."

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M.V.Hospital for Diabetes, Royapuram, Chennai FACILITIES

M.V.Hospital for Diabetes, Royapuram, Chennai has several unique features

Our Medical Services

Clinical Experience

In the last 64 years, M.V.Hospital for Diabetes, Royapuram, Chennai has treated more than 350000 diabetics till date.

M.V. Centre for Diabetic Foot care, Podiatry, Research & Management

We have established a state of the art Podiatry Department on par with International Standards to protect the feet and prevent amputation.

Clinical Care

The M.V.Hospital for Diabetes, Royapuram, Chennai attracts patients from different parts of the country and neighbouring countries like Srilanka, Singapore and the Gulf countries....

Nutrition and Diet Counselling

This department is working for outpatients and inpatients. Individualised diet counselling is carried out by trained dietitians in patients' regional language...

NABL accredited Laboratory

Doing all investigations related to Diabetes treatment

Advanced Testing for Diabetes Complications

Atheropoint, Kidney, EGFR, Eye, Dental, Specialized foot Clinic etc.

Special Yoga for Diabetes Control

The M.V. Hospital for Diabetes, Royapuram, Chennai has been conducting original research in yoga exercises for control of diabetes since 2006.

Hospital Room

Intensive care unit as well as comfortable & elegant rooms for in patient admission

Cashless Treatment

M.V.Hospital for Diabetes, has a tie up with 23 major national medical insurance companies to offer cashless facility to you.


Our Unique Diabetic Footwear

We prepare Unique Diabetic Footwear made from specialised material in our own in-house M.V. Footwear manufacturing Unit at ROYAPURAM with expertise from Central Leather Research Institute [C.L.R.I.] and Central Footwear Training Institute [C.F.T.I.] Chennai, which are different from the MCR available in the local market.


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