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.”
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.
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The M.V.Hospital for Diabetes, Royapuram, Chennai conveys its gratitude to the President of India, Her Excellency Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, for visiting here on 1st Apr 2007 and praised our work by leaving a message on the visitors note
Dr.Manmohan Singh conveyed his best wishes to M.V.H for Diabetes, Royapuram for having completed 50 years of diabetes care and urged the Institute to raise the awareness of the policy makers and the general public about this major public health problem.
I am pleased to learn the M.V.H for Diabetes, Royapuram, Chennai is celebrating its Diamond Jubilee on 10 March 2014 and is bringing out a Souvenir commemoration of its 6O years of sparkling service in the field of Diabetology